Corridor, a newsletter from MIT’s Office of Gift Planning, provides insights into planned giving strategies that can help you meet your financial goals while supporting the mission of MIT.

Featured Articles Spring 2022

From the MIT Office of Gift Planning

Sharing the Gift of Music at MIT

A bequest from the estate of Stephen Erdely
In 2021, MIT was honored to receive a bequest from the estate of Stephen Erdely (1921–2017), a distinguished musician, scholar, and member of the MIT music faculty. The gift includes a significant contribution to the new MIT Music Building, Erdely’s scholarly papers, a violin, and four rare violin bows.

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‘It’s All About Giving to Your Passion’

Alan ’72 and Joan Henricks
Alan and Joan Henricks have supported a range of Institute initiatives, but their primary focus is the MIT Edgerton Center, founded in 1992 to honor the late Harold “Doc” Edgerton SM 1927, ScD 1931, inventor, entrepreneur, and MIT professor.

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Fostering Creative Collaboration, Celebrating a Legacy

Yupo ’67, SM ’69, PhD ’72 and Susan Chan
During Yupo Chan’s lifetime, he established two gift annuities to support undergraduate scholarships. “Yupo valued the education that he got at MIT,” says his spouse, Susan Chan, “and wanted to make that available to other people, too.”

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Q&A: What Planning Makes Possible

Amy Goldman, senior director of gift planning at MIT
Amy Goldman, senior director of gift planning at MIT, talks to Corridor about the role of planned giving in the recent MIT Campaign for a Better World, how certain gift types have grown in popularity, and why it’s beneficial to start early.

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Featured Articles Fall 2021

Leading the Way for the Long Term

Art ’73 and Sandra Reidel, MD
The Reidels’ charitable remainder trust (CRUT) supports MIT student leadership programs. “Our expectations were certainly positive in 2008 when we established the CRUT,” Art says, “but in the years since, the experience has exceeded our expectations.”

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Supporting Student Visions and Voices through a Donor-Advised Fund

Raj Tahil ’81 and Mary Jo Wrenn
When making a planned gift, Raj Tahil chose a donor-advised fund (DAF), an increasingly popular way to simplify charitable giving. In establishing an MIT DAF, he benefits from MITIMCo management strategies that enable him to keep supporting MIT students.

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Q&A: What Sets the MIT Endowment Apart?

Marianthe Mewkill, Chief Financial Officer, MIT Investment Management Company (MITIMCo)
MITIMCo’s chief financial officer, Marianthe Mewkill, talks with Corridor about their investment approach, the endowment’s performance throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and how planned giving makes an impact on MIT’s long-term success.

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