Each year Class I students are asked to make a gift to the Milton Fund as a statement of support for Milton through the Senior Gift Challenge. This effort is run by Senior Gift Committee volunteers, who encourage their peers to join together to leave a lasting class legacy at Milton. Each year a Milton alum or parent supports this class effort with challenge funds that will go directly to the Milton Fund based on the overall class participation.
WHY DOES MILTON NEED TO RAISE EXTRA MONEY?
Tuition and endowment income alone aren’t enough to supply all that makes Milton exceptional for students and faculty. Gifts to the Milton Fund fill this gap. Year after year, Milton alumni, parents, students and friends give to the Milton Fund to support the education of current students. They supplement financial aid, faculty salaries, sports equipment, community service programs, and student publications.
HOW MIGHT MY GIFT TO THE MILTON FUND BE USED?
A gift of $25 from 40 Class I students would cover the cost of hosting all of the colleges that come to visit Milton throughout the year.
A gift of $20 from 60 Class I students would pay for all of the travel expenses (vans, gas, etc.) for community service programs in one year.
A gift of $10 from 100 Class I students would provide all of the costumes for the Dance Concert.
A gift of $5 from 50 Class I students would buy a microscope for the science department.
IS MY SMALL GIFT REALLY HELPFUL?
Yes! The impact of a small gift should not be underestimated. Last year, over 55% of gifts to the Milton Fund from alumni, parents and friends were $100 or less. Your PARTICIPATION is most important. Feeling inspired? Make your gift now!
HOW CAN I MAKE MY GIFT?
The Senior Gift Campaign runs January through the last day of classes. You can make your gift at a Senior Gift tabling event, through a Senior Gift volunteer, or on the Senior Gift website when it goes live in January!
HOW CAN I HELP EVEN MORE?
You may choose to support Milton at the leadership level. By making a $100 (or more) gift to the Milton Fund you join a network of leadership donors known as the 1798 Circle. By virtue of their generous commitments, these alumni and students sustain Milton’s quality education.
You can also become a Development Ambassador, working directly with our development department to connect with Milton alumni and classmates. Lastly, you can share why you love Milton with others on social media.
Reach out to Johanna Keough at email@example.com or a Class of 2024 Senior Gift Committee Chair.