To wrap up the MSMS Alumni Weekend, we are reaching out to all alumni in the milestone classes of 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011 to see if you would like to donate to the Class Gift. We’ve already received some donations from your classmates and you’re well on your way to challenging last year’s classes.
At this time, MSMS will have flat funding in 2016-2017. It was a tough budget year and we’re very appreciative for the Legislature’s effort on this, but it also means the budget has been flat for six years following cuts in 2010 and 2008.
A flat budget hasn’t allowed for things like IT upgrades, text book replacements, etc. It will also likely mean that the Class of 2018 will have fewer students. Last year the MSMS Foundation was able to fill in some of that gap with a computer lab renovation and precal text books due to the donations of our alumni. We were also able to add 4 students to the Class of 2017 through your donations.
All donations by members of the respective classes will be counted towards the Class Gift if donated between April 1,2016 and June 30,2016. Donations may be made to any fund available online and includes recurring and single donations.