The Marlboro Record

Fundraising Update

As of the end of April, gifts for operating support at Marlboro College have reached $1,229,000, 90 percent of our goal of $1,350,000. We send our thanks to all of you who have contributed to date and those who participated in our Mud Season Match, which raised $34,244 to match the $30,000 challenge gift from a loyal alumni couple.

With $121,000 left to raise before the end of the fiscal year on June 30, this is your opportunity to make a difference supporting the areas at Marlboro that interest you most. Our priority funding areas this year are strengthening the student life experience, supporting a sustainable campus, and “where it’s needed most” in unrestricted operating support. Make your gift now. 

Gifts to date include $1,509,870 in restricted gifts and $300,316 toward the endowment, for a total of $2,978,016. This would not have been possible without $2,610,832 in visionary funding, special gifts of $25,000 or more:

  • To strengthen marketing and admissions strategies: Charlie and Sue Snyder, Karen and Dave Davis, $365,000
  • Enhancing the Student Experience now and in the future: Ted and Mary Wendell, Charlie and Sue Snyder, $500,000
  • Expanding the Marlboro Farm Project: Karen and Dave Davis, $35,000
  • The Luis C. Batlle Chair Endowment: Alexander Schneider Foundation, $50,000
  • Curricular Planning in the Arts and Humanities: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $50,000
  • Annual operating support: Anonymous, Fred Seibold, Charlie and Sue Snyder, Ted and Mary Wendell, Suzanne Olbricht, Karen and Dave Davis, Bart and Betsy Goodwin, Lindy Linder, Hawai’i Community Foundation.

Bob Gannett leaves legacy for Marlboro
In February, Marlboro learned that longtime friend of the college Bob Gannett had left a bequest of $350,000 to Marlboro to “maintain a program to encourage students to study abroad.” During his lifetime, Bob was a regular supporter of Marlboro’s faculty-led trips, believing that such shared intellectual and cultural experiences were an integral feature of the college’s approach to study abroad. His “Gannett Grants” made trips to a number of destinations possible, from Chile, as part of a class studying Latin American feminist literature, to Cambodia, as part of study of traditional Cambodian arts. Other trips included an Arabic language class traveling to Egypt, a biology of mammals class studying in Kenya, and an Italian history class traveling to Rome for research. This bequest, in addition to providing ongoing support for Marlboro’s faculty-led trips, creates a legacy for Bob’s vision and passion for this unusual type of educational experience.