Farokhzad Math Center: Inspiring Modern Teaching and Learning
Multimillion-Dollar Gift Supports Math Education
As the parents of two Upper School students, trustee Shadi and Omid Farokhzad P ’23 ’25 know the importance of having a space that inspires a modern approach to teaching and learning. That’s why they have made a multimillion-dollar commitment to renovate the current library and transform it into a new home for math at Milton. With their hearts set on making an impact at Milton through their leadership gift, the Farokhzads say, “It is our hope that our gift will inspire others to join us in supporting this effort.” To that end, the couple have issued a challenge to the Milton community: Invest $100,000 or more in the math center renovation, and they will match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $4 million through December 31, 2024.
“We chose to make a gift in support of a state-of-the-art mathematics building to provide students with the best possible opportunity to develop their problem-solving skills and curiosity. We are so happy to help to create innovative environments where young people can grow and develop skills and confidence as they learn.”
—Shadi and Omid Farokhzad P ’23 ’25
Milton is committed to ensuring that a premier mathematics education is a cornerstone for lifelong problem-solving. With construction on the Farokhzad Math Center scheduled to begin soon after Cox Library moves to Wigglesworth Hall in the fall of 2023, this bold vision will soon become a reality.
To include your name and legacy in this transformational facility, while also multiplying your philanthropic impact at Milton through the Farokhzad Family Math Center Challenge, please contact Milton’s Chief Advancement Officer, Lisa Winick, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-898-2305.
A New Home for Math
Milton’s Math Department will expand the number of classrooms and meeting spaces in its planned move to the current Cox Library building. A new space that fosters collaboration, innovation, and interdisciplinary learning, the Farokhzad Math Center will anchor Milton’s south quad, positioning math among the school’s spaces dedicated to arts, technology, and science.
“Now more than ever, mathematical literacy is central not only to our students’ success, but also to the economic success of nations.”
The new center will move the Math Department from the cramped attic of Ware Hall to a modern, light-filled, renovated building currently occupied by Cox Library—which is moving to Wigglesworth Hall this year. The renovation will include an assembly space for 200 people, which will also serve as a forum for student exhibitions, faculty professional development, and informal gathering. Larger classrooms and flexible seating will make differentiated teaching possible, while breakout spaces will offer areas for study and collaboration.
The Farokhzad Math Center will nearly double the school’s number of math classrooms and underscore the importance of math education for Milton students.