Let’s work together for a better world.

Your support helps MIT students tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

The PKG Center recognizes that the lasting benefits created by and for MIT students would not exist without the involvement of the generous donors and sponsors like you who make our programs possible. This year your support assisted:

  • Thandolwethu Dlamini, Technology & Policy, G, and his 2021 IDEAS grantee team, The Knowledge Institute, who are developing SaSa, a mobile-friendly web platform that will enable high school graduates to quickly and inexpensively apply for tertiary education. SaSa will increase successful application outcomes for low-income students and improve awareness of available higher education options with the ultimate aim of lifting young students out of poverty. 
  • ​​Kathryn Tso, History & Materials Science and Engineering, ’22 who is spending this summer working with the descendants of victims of racially motivated lynchings between the 1930s and 1970s. Kathryn’s work will focus on studying what role restorative justice could play for these families.
  • Eleane Lema, Chemistry & Biology, ’21 who spent this spring doing a Social Impact Internship with the Florida Institute for Health Innovation as an Environmental Health Equity Research Analyst. Eleane’s research on the social and political inequalities associated with climate change informed efforts for health equity advocacy and community preparedness for climate disasters.

The PKG Center serves over 2,000 MIT students each year and raises 50% of its budget annually. When you make a gift to the PKG Center, you provide opportunities for students like Audace, Kelly, and Ruth to work with communities to address challenges in fields like health and climate change and help them explore how to use their tech skills for social good. Please consider donating online through one of the funds below, or reach out to us to discuss how you’d like to support public service at MIT.

Photo: Summer Programs

How to support PKG


Make your gift or pledge now using the Alumni Association’s secure online giving form.

Special class gifts

By Phone

Call the Alumni Association at 1-800-MIT-1865 or (617) 253-8270, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (EST).

By Mail

You may print a contribution form (PDF)  and mail it with your gift to:

MIT Alumni Fund
c/o Jill Bassett, Senior Director PKG Center
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, W20-549
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Talk with us about supporting the PKG Center


Office: Building W20-549

Phone: (617) 253-0742

By supporting the PKG Center, you are contributing to the MIT Campaign for a Better World. #MITBetterWorld