Alumni + friends

Janine Liberty/MIT Media Lab

As scholars and innovators, we build on the contributions of those who came before us, and the generosity of our alumni and friends extends this tradition. Every gift to the Media Lab impacts our students, faculty, and our greatest innovations.

Where to give

Please consider supporting one of the Media Labs' funds:

Leadership + Endowment Gifts

In addition to annual gifts, the Media Lab relies on leadership gifts to fulfill its important mission, attract the most talented students and faculty, and build a better world. 

Leadership gifts (generally gifts of $100,000 or more) may be for current use for building the endowment of the Media Lab or for establishing an endowment for a faculty position, a graduate fellowship, a particular area of research, or  for the Media Lab generally, to perpetuate the overall mission and vision of the Lab. Gifts that combine current use and endowment support are possible and encouraged to make a difference both in the immediate and long term.

The Media Lab’s endowment constitutes a portion of MIT’s greater endowment and benefits from its investment performance. The principal of the Media Lab’s endowment (the amount that the donor has contributed) is never spent but is allowed to grow over time, thereby providing a stream of income for years to come and to sustain the Media Lab’s distinct educational and research model.

To discuss
     —  endowing a graduate fellowship
     —  endowing a professorship
     —  setting up a general endowment for the Media Lab
     —  other gift opportunities
Please get in touch with the Media Lab’s Director of Development, David Cave, at or 617-324-3786.


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Ways of giving

If you would like to make a gift to the MIT Media Lab, you may do so electronically via credit card, ACH, or wire transfer. Thank you for your support.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Media Lab’s Director of Development, David Cave, at or 617-324-3786.

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