Thank you for your interest in supporting public service and social impact work at MIT.
Our volunteers and donors inspire and amaze us. We are grateful to have you in our community!
If you would like to learn more about the opportunities below or otherwise support the PKG Center, please contact our development officer, Melissa Myers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARE YOUR NETWORK…
- Introduce us to a new community partner
- Encourage your organization to host a Social Impact Intern
- Connect us with a friend, corporation, or foundation who wants to support our work
- Spread the word about PKG programs
- Connect with us on social media
SHARE YOUR TIME AND EXPERTISE…
A FEW HOURS
- Review proposals and provide feedback for teams applying for our IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge (November-December)
- Review PKG Fellowship applications and provide feedback (November; February)
- Share your PKG story with students, staff, faculty, and/or donors
- Speak about your personal or professional experience in a class, panel, or workshop
A FEW DAYS
- Evaluate teams as a judge in our IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge (March-April)
A FEW WEEKS
- Host a Social Impact Intern over the summer or during IAP
- Mentor MIT student-led teams over the spring semester for the IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge (February – April)
- Join our Friends of the PKG Center* (*yearly dues required)
SHARE YOUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES…
Thank you for considering a gift to the PKG Center! Over 70% of the PKG Center’s annual budget is supported by philanthropy, so each and every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. Every dollar we spend on programs and student stipends is funded by generous donors and philanthropists like you. Thank you for your support!
We have many options for you to direct your gift, including:
Your gift opens the door to public service to MIT students. From stipends for social impact learning opportunities to social innovation workshops to speaker honoraria for PKG classes, your gift will make a real–and immediate–impact.
Want to direct your gift to a program that impacted you? See below:
DONATE TO A SPECIFIC FUND
You can search for your fund on MIT’s giving page or use the links below:
- MIT PKG Public Service Fund: Account 3895660
- Gifts to this fund provide overall program support for the PKG Center for immediate use.
- Priscilla King Gray Public Service Fund: Account 3648600
- Named after our co-founder, this endowed fund contributes to the financial foundation and sustainability of our Center.
- Public Service Center Fellowship Fund: Account 3895250
- Gifts to this fund support the PKG Center’s Fellowships program.
- IDEAS Challenge – Public Service Fund: Account 2736735
- Gifts to this fund support the PKG Center’s IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge.
- Social Impact Internship Fund: Account 2785531
- Gifts to this fund support the PKG Center’s Social Impact Internship program.
Special class gifts
- Class of 1972 Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center Fund: Account 3650572
- Gifts to this endowed fund provide support for students participating in service projects while learning about service and social responsibility or building their skills to tackle a community challenge.
- Class of 1977 Public Service Fund: Account 3133630
- Gifts to this fund support students participating in public service work under the administration of the PKG Center.
- Class of 1978 Fellowship Fund: Account 2740808
- The Class of 1978 Fund supports non-academic fellowships awarded for public service under the administration of the PKG Center.
- Class of 1996 Public Service Center Fund: Account 3648700
- Gifts to establish an endowed fund to cover 25 percent of student wages for MIT students working in community agencies through the Community Service Work-Study program.
- Class of 1997 Public Service Center Fund: Account 3133805
- Gifts to this fund provide grant support for students participating in public service work. Grant support could include, but not be limited to, travel, program implementation, lodging, materials and equipment used in project development, or communication needs.