Middlebury

Supporting the Project

The field house and squash facility project is budgeted at $46 million. Trustees agreed that the entire cost would be funded through gifts. There are many ways to contribute to the success of the project. This page provides an overview of how you can help.

What form can a gift take?
  • individual gifts of cash,
  • individual gifts of stock or mutual funds,
  • "team" gifts from a group of individuals,
  • a pledge over three to five years.
How will my gift be recognized?

Gifts of $25,000 and more will be recognized on a plaque in the new entry atrium. The College is in the process of identifying naming opportunities for individual spaces. For example, you can name a squash court for a gift of $250,000. Please contact Michael D. Schoenfeld, senior vice president and chief philanthropic adviser, at mschoenfe@middlebury.edu or 802.443.2272 for more information about specific naming opportunities.

Can I get together a group of friends and make a "team" gift?

Yes. Teammates, classes, and groups of friends can join together to make a gift to the project and honor their shared interest, reunion, or friendship. Donors to team gifts of $25,000 or more will be recognized on a plaque in the entry. Donors to team gifts of $100,000 or more are eligible to name a space in the facility, depending on availability.

Can I make a pledge and spread my gift out over several years?

Yes. Gifts of $10,000 or more can be pledged over a three- to five-year period. Generally, the first payment is made in the same year as the pledge.

Does my gift count toward my class's reunion gift?

Yes, if you are in a reunion year your gift to the project will count toward your class gift.

Does my gift count toward my class's and the College's participation goals?

All gifts to the project count toward your class's and the College's participation goals in the fiscal year in which you make your gift.

Can I designate my annual fund gift to the project?

No. Only non-endowment gifts count toward Annual Fund goals. We hope you will continue your regular annual support in addition to this special project gift. 

How much of the total cost must the College raise before construction begins?

The College must have 65 percent of the project cost in hand before construction can begin.

When will construction begin?

The infrastructure work—rerouting and upgrading the existing steam, sewer, electric, and water lines—was completed in early fall 2012. Construction of the squash facility will begin in November, and plans call for work on the field house to begin in the spring of 2013 and be completed in the fall of 2014.