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 2021

From the MIT Office of Gift Planning

Fellowships, Innovation, and Volunteering for an Exponential Impact

Kimberly Ritrievi ScD ’85, SM ’85
Chemical engineer Kimberly Ritrievi has given back to MIT in many ways, including as a member of the MIT Corporation Development Committee and a graduate fellowship donor. In 2020, she created a charitable remainder trust that will ultimately fund fellows through the Adel F. Sarofim (1962) Fund. “To support higher education is to attack problems at their root,” she says.

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Planned Giving as a Vehicle for Change

Emerson Yearwood ’80
“I think it’s important that, as MIT stares down the problems that affect the entire world, communities of color share in that gift,” says Emerson Yearwood, who in 2020 created a charitable gift annuity funded with stock. His gift will bolster the Black Alumni of MIT Community Advancement Program and Fund.

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Q&A: How Planned Giving Supports MIT’s Talent Community

Martin A. Schmidt SM ’83, PhD ’88, MIT Provost, Ray and Maria Stata Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Martin Schmidt speaks with the MIT Office of Gift Planning about MIT’s defining traits and how philanthropy helps the Institute fulfill its mission and rise to current challenges. 

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Virtual Events Connect People from Across the Globe

The MIT Office of Gift Planning hosted two virtual events in 2020—the Katharine Dexter McCormick (1904) Society Virtual Appreciation Event and the Corridor Webinar: 2020 Postelection Estate Planning and Philanthropy.

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Featured Articles Fall 2020

Uniting as an MIT Community

Amy Goldman, senior director of the MIT Office of Gift Planning, provides an update about our gift planning community.

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From the Katharine Dexter McCormick (1904) Society Co-chairs

Katharine Dexter McCormick (1904) Society (KDMS) co-chairs, Bob Johnson ’63 and Heather Cogdell ’89 (pictured), send a message of appreciation for the community's support.

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Flexible Giving, Inspired by Students

James ’72 and Muguette Alder What type of planned gift can support MIT students? Any type—and options are flexible. A few years after Jim and Muguette Alder made their first planned gift, an income-generating charitable unitrust, they worked with the MIT Office of Gift Planning to pivot their planned giving strategy to an MIT Donor-Advised Fund. 

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A Legacy of Support for MIT Scholarships

Thomas Davis ’84, SM ’85 and Elizabeth Beliveau Davis ’84, MArch ’88 Tom and Betsy Davis both benefited from financial support during their time at the Institute. Now, they are paying it forward to current MIT students by funding scholarships, and they have designated a bequest to ensure that the scholarships continue to support talented undergraduates far into the future.

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Starting an Income-Generating Gift Annuity

Joe Levitch ’69 supports MIT in a variety of ways, and here he tells us why he chose to create a gift annuity and explains the multiple benefits that come along with it. Learn if a charitable gift annuity is right for you.

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Q&A: Scholarships and Admissions Policies at MIT

Stuart Schmill ’86 What makes MIT’s admissions policies unique among its peers, and how can a planned gift make a difference for MIT students right now? Find out in our Q&A with Stuart Schmill, dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services.

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