$ 3,385,165 raised 8,522 donors
We made it! Plus the bonus!

Thank you!
 
All of us at MIT are grateful for the outpouring of support from this one-of-a-kind MIT community. So many of you—alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, and friends—came together on Pi Day, March 14, and you met not one, but two, ambitious challenges: Because of your generosity, the Institute will receive a $314,159 challenge gift and an additional $50,000 bonus gift from two anonymous challenge donors.
 
When the Challenge website closed at 11:59 p.m., more than 8,400 had given $3.3 million online. We’ll continue to count the gifts made offline on March 14 in the days ahead and will report out the final tally when the gifts are officially processed.
 
Your commitment makes the work of the Institute possible, from scholarship support of MIT students to innovative programs to the departments carrying out world-changing research every day. You have truly fueled the future at MIT.

 

 

 

 

 

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Where are MIT 24-Hour Challenge donors from?
Rank State Donors
1 MA 2267
2 CA 1303
3 NY 558
$50,000
MIT Sloan Let's Go Further for $50K!
Our ENTIRE matching challenge was met, so here's a bonus from the MIT Sloan Alumni Board. If 1000 donors make a gift before the day is out, it will earn MIT Sloan an extra $50,000!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
$50K Unrestricted Fund Challenge
A total of 1,500 donors to the Unrestricted Funds of the Institute—the fund that gives to the greatest need at MIT—are needed on Pi Day, March 14, to secure a $50,000 challenge gift from MIT parents Lisa and Michael Ullman.
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
$100K MIT Scholarships Challenge
If 314 donors give to any MIT scholarship fund on Pi Day, March 14, it will unlock $50,000 from an anonymous challenger. If 628 donors give, it will unlock a total of $100,000 towards MIT scholarships.
628 / 628 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
The MIT Biology Challenge
75 donors—making gifts of any size—are needed to bring in Susan Whitehead’s $15,000 challenge gift to the Department of Biology.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
The Cancer Research Challenge
41 donors are needed on Pi Day, March 14 to secure a $7,500 challenge gift from KI volunteer Jim Goodwin to aid cancer research at MIT.
41 / 41 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
The MIT Chemistry Alliance Challenge
If 100 donors give to the MIT’s Chemistry Alliance for Diversity Inclusion (CADI) on Pi Day, March 14, CADI will receive a $25,000 challenge gift from Timothy Cronin ’65, Scott Rocklage ’82, Lawrence Fish ’01, Squire J. Booker ’94, Professor Emeritus Frederick D. Greene, an anonymous donor from the class of ’72, and Laurel Heckman ’16, in honor of her mother, Diane L. Millikan.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$30,000
DAPER Challenge
If 1,314 donors give on Pi Day, March 14, to any DAPER fund before 11:59 p.m. ET, MIT parents Lisa and Michael Ullmann will make an additional $30,000 gift to DAPER.
1,314 / 1,314 Gifts
Completed
$3,750
The MIT D-Lab Challenge
If 85 donors make a gift to MIT D-Lab on Pi Day, March 14, then Dom Ricci ’99, Ken Ong '80 and Johnny Yang ’04 will give $3,750, and if another 85 donors give, they will give a total of $7,500.
170 / 170 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
MITdesignX: Entrepreneurship in Design Challenge
For every 20 donors who give to MITdesignX on March 14, the program will receive a $5,000 bonus gift from an anonymous challenger, up to $15,000!
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
MIT Sloan Pi Day Challenge
If you make your gift between 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. ET on March 14 your impact will be increased! Serge Schoen MBA ’96 will be matching all gifts to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund made by 1:00 p.m. ET on Pi Day, up to $100,000!
$100,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Your gift to Terrascope is matched!
Your gift will be matched on Pi Day, March 14! An anonymous alum has generously pledged to match any gift to Terrascope on March 14 up to $20,000.
$5,472 MATCHED
Ended
$2,500
MIT Football Challenge
Ken Corless, `86 has pledged to give $5,000 to football at MIT if 150 donors also give, and another $2,500 if 25 more give—for a total of $7,500 for 175 donors.
175 / 175 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The MIT Men’s Basketball Challenge
MIT men’s basketball stands to receive a $5,000 bonus gift from challenger Charles Theuer ’85, former team captain—but only if 100 fellow Engineers also donate to support the team on Pi Day, March 14.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
The MIT Women’s Basketball Challenge
Cristina Estrada ’01 is offering a $12,500 challenge gift to the Lauren Tsai ’04 Women’s Basketball Fund, but only if 100 fellow Engineers make a gift of any size to support the team.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Double your gift to the International Policy Lab
On March 14, Pi Day, all donations to the International Policy Lab will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, by an anonymous alumnus.
$2,386 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Your gift to the MIT Lecture Series Committee is matched!
Your gift on Pi Day to the MIT Lecture Series Committee goes further! An anonymous donor has pledged to match all gifts to the LSC on March 14 up to $25,000.
$11,195 MATCHED
Ended
$5,000
The MechE Challenge
Challenger Mick Mountz, Mech Eng, Class of 1987, is offering $5,000 if 50 MechE friends and alumni also contribute on the day. If another 50 donors make a gift, Mick will give an additional $5,000—$10,000 total!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
The MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Challenge
If 50 donors make a gift to the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program on Pi Day, March 14, challenger Chris Schaepe will contribute $5,000 to the Fund: $2,500 for the first 25 donors and $2,500 for the next 25.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,500
The MIT Hillel Challenge
On Pi Day, March 14, your gift to MIT Hillel goes farther than ever—a challenge is on, and if 100 donors make a gift of any size to the department, then Hillel’s challengers will give $5,500 to support Jewish life at MIT. If another 54 donors make gifts, MIT Hillel will receive another $5,500!
154 / 154 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The LGO Challenge
If 75 donors make a gift of any size to LGO's Donald B. Rosenfield (1971) Memorial Fund before 11:59 p.m. on March 14, members of the LGO Alumni Board and Adam Kornick LGO ’04 will make an additional $5,000 gift.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$25,000
MIT Sloan Pi Day BONUS!
Great news! Christopher Bloise MBA '04 has stepped forward to offer $25,000 if 314 donors give to the MIT Sloan Annual Fund between 3:14 p.m. ET and 6:14 p.m PT (9:14 p.m. ET).
314 / 314 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Interphase EDGE Challenge
An anonymous group of MIT alumni have pledged $12,500 to Interphase EDGE if 25 donors also give on Pi Day, March 14, and a total of $25,000 if 50 donors give.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$12,500
Class of 1974 Bonus!
Classmates who give on March 14 will help unlock $25,000 from our class challenger, Greg Turner ’74. 30 donors unlocks $12,500, and if we reach our goal of 55 donors, Greg will give a total of $25,000 to MIT!
55 / 55 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
Class of 1979 Bonus!
Classmates who give on March 14 will help unlock $25,000 from our class challenger. 25 donors unlocks $7,500, 45 donors unlocks $15,000, and if we reach our goal of 65 donors, our challenger will give a total of $25,000 to MIT!
65 / 65 Gifts
Completed
$6,500
The MIT Club of Boston Challenge
50 donors will unlock a $5,000 challenge gift—and 15 more donors will unlock a total of $6,500!
65 / 65 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
MIT Club of Hong Kong Challenge
On Pi Day, March 14, alums Kelly Chan '98, Julian Lee '97, Lewis Chan '91, Lillian Kiang '00, David Wu '90, and Paul Yang '91, SM '92 will together make a challenge gift of $15,000 if 33 Hong Kong donors give to MIT; $22,500 if 45 donors give; and $30,000 if 60 donors give.
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Course 20 Challenge
In the Course 20 Challenge, each 15 donors giving to MIT Biological Engineering on Pi Day, March 14, will unlock an additional $5,000—totaling up to $15,000—from Susan Whitehead HM, MIT Corporation life member.
45 / 45 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The MIT Varsity Crew Challenge
This Pi Day, March 14, the MIT varsity crew program needs 100 donors to secure $10,000; 200 donors to secure an additional $10,000; and 250 donors to secure a total of $25,000—all from challenger Capt. Jeffry H. Green '81.
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
The Doc Edgerton Challenge
The Doc Edgerton Challenge is on! If 100 donors make a gift of any size to the Edgerton Center, then past MIT parents Mark and Diane Harvey P '18 will give $10,000! If 200 donors make a gift, the Harveys will give $20,000.
200 / 200 Gifts
Completed
$3,141
The Fencing Challenge
85 donors on Pi Day, March 14, can leverage a $πK bonus gift to MIT varsity fencing from challengers Erik De Bonte ’96, Tan Trinh ’96, and Henning Colsman-Freyberger ’96.
85 / 85 Gifts
Completed
$12,000
The MIT Field Hockey Challenge
The field hockey program needs 50 donors to secure a $12,000 challenge from alumnae Connie West '80 and Louise Jandura '84 to Friends of Field Hockey.
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The Women's and Men's Club Gymnastics Challenge
Robin Chiu '00 will make a $5,000 challenge gift split between the men’s and women’s club gymnastics teams if 35 donors make a gift to either club on Pi Day, March 14.
35 / 35 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The LBGTQ@MIT Challenge
If 50 donors give to LBGTQ@MIT on Pi Day, March 14, Eric Reiner '83 will make a $5,000 bonus gift to the program. And if 50 more give, he’ll give an additional $5,000, for a total of $10,000!​
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The MISTI Challenge
On Pi Day, March 14, your gift to MISTI has extra impact: If 100 donors make a gift of any size to MISTI, Tina Lee ’91 and an additional anonymous donor will make a combined $10,000 challenge gift. PLUS, if an additional 53.1415 donors give, they will give a total of $15,000.
154 / 154 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The MITx Challenge
If 450 donors make a gift of any size to MITx on Pi Day, March 14, MITx supporter Michele Sorenson P’21 will give an additional $5,000 gift.
450 / 450 Gifts
Completed
$100,000
The MIT Libraries Challenge
A challenge is on for MIT Libraries on Pi Day, March 14: Sid Yip will make a $100,000 gift to the libraries if 150 fellow donors make gifts of any size that day.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The Nuclear Science and Engineering Challenge
If 20 donors give any amount to NSE, emeritus NSE professor Sidney Yip will give $2,500. If another 20 donors—40 total—give, Professor Yip will give another $2,500, for a $5,000 total gift.
40 / 40 Gifts
Completed
$50,000
The Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) Challenge
If 225 donors make gifts of any amount on Pi Day, March 14, the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) will receive a total of $50,000 from two anonymous donors, one of whom is a MITES alum. Each will make a $25,000 challenge gift to offer underserved K–12 students access to top-caliber science and engineering programs, free of charge.
225 / 225 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The OpenCourseWare Challenge
If 300 donors make a gift of any size to MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), on Pi Day, March 14, OCW supporter Richard Harlow will give an additional $5,000!
300 / 300 Gifts
Completed
$6,500
The PKG Center Challenge
The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center needs 125 donors to secure a $6,500 challenge gift from an anonymous alumnus donor.
125 / 125 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The MIT Press Challenge
If 25 donors give to MIT Press on Pi Day, March 14, a friend of the Press will give an additional $5,000.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$35,000
The MIT Sailing Challenge
If 100 donors make a gift to the sailing program, two anonymous sailing alumni will make a gift of $25K to the sailing program. If 150 donors are reached, the challengers will provide an additional gift of $10K for a total gift of $35K.
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Double your gift to MIT softball!
On March 14, Pi Day, all donations to the MIT softball program will be matched up to $5,000 by the Shifflet family.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$15,000
MIT Solve Pi Day Micro-Challenge
If we receive 50 gifts by midnight, March 14, Solve members Putnam Associates, Red Carpet Capital Limited UK, and Kevin Xu will make a generous donation of $15,000 to MIT Solve!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The MIT Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Challenge
Challenger Norman Weeks ’63 will give $5,000 to the MIT Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Fund if 75 fellow donors make gifts of any size.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
The MIT Swimming and Diving Challenge
100 donors to the MIT swimming and diving teams will leverage an additional $10,000 gift to the program on March 14, Pi Day, thanks to two alums: swimming alumnus Frank Mechura '65 and an anonymous alum from the Swimming and Diving MIT Class of 1967.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$2,500
The Women's Technology Program in EECS Challenge
When 75 people make a gift of any size to WTP during MIT’s 24-HR Challenge, a generous anonymous donor will match $2,500 to support WTP. When 150 people make a gift of any size to WTP, an additional $2,500 will be matched, for a total of a $5,000 donation to WTP!
150 / 150 Gifts
Completed
$7,500
The Tech Catholic Challenge
A challenge is on for the Tech Catholic Community (TCC): If 50 donors make a gift of any size to TCC on Pi Day, March 14, Art ’68 and Joanne ’70 Cole have pledged a $5,000 challenge gift. And if 75 total donors make a gift, the Coles will give another $2,500.
75 / 75 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Double Your Gift to Women’s Tennis
All gifts to the women’s tennis team on Pi Day, March 14, will be matched to a total of $5,000 by Joseph Levitch ’69.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$25,000
The MIT Track and Field Challenge
To secure a $25,000 challenge gift from Thomas Hoover ’05, MIT track and field needs 100 donors on Pi Day, March 14.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$15,000
The UPOP Challenge
Your gift to the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP) goes further on Pi Day, March 14: For each 35 donors who give to UPOP that day, challenger Richard Kremsdorf ’69 will give $7,500—up to $15,000.
70 / 70 Gifts
Completed
$314,159
The MIT 24-Hour Challenge
If 6,283 MIT alumni, students, parents, and friends give to MIT on March 14, 2019, a generous anonymous alum challenger will give the Institute $314,159, fueling the future at MIT and around the world.
6,283 / 6,283 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
The Men’s Volleyball Challenge
The men’s volleyball team needs 25 donors to make gifts of any amount on Pi Day, March 14, to secure an additional $5,000 gift from challenger Jordan Wan ’06.
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
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