Your 50th Reunion is a time to celebrate and reflect on the impact your Middlebury education made on your life. As you consider how your experience at Middlebury shaped you, also consider how you can shape current and future Middlebury students’ experiences
What matters most to you? Here are some of the ways the Class of 1970 can choose to define this milestone occasion.

Middlebury’s Arts Council Internship Fund makes it possible for students to afford real-world experience and career exposure in music, theater, dance, galleries, and museums. These valuable opportunities are often unpaid and require funds for housing, food, transportation, and daily expenses.

Your support of the arts council fund can help Middlebury students apply their growing skills in professional settings while easing the financial burden that could otherwise deter them from exploring their full potential.


Environmentalism, in practice and culture, is rooted in the Middlebury experience. Our bold new Energy2028 plan is the next step in how we demonstrate our environmentalism. It recognizes the profound threat of climate change and sets ambitious—and achievable—goals toward completing the transition of the institution’s central campus to renewable energy by 2028.

Your support of the energy2028 fund will help Middlebury and its students achieve our goals, including new educational programs and phased-out fossil fuel investments, and continue to advance initiatives that address this pressing issue.

 Middlebury has always been an environmental leader, of course, but in the last six months it has taken a remarkable series of steps that put it at the absolute forefront of institutions anywhere grappling with the climate crisis.

When our students actively participate in communities around the world, they not only contribute to the common good, but they also become better prepared to fill their lives with meaning long after they graduate. The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) assists our students in finding opportunities to apply what they’re learning in the classroom to the world. Its signature programs reach across physical, financial, psychological, and international borders to provide real community-building opportunities.

Your support of the center of community engagement can help students make a greater impact both globally and locally.

 80 percent of Middlebury students participate in community service every year, donating 75,000 hours of their time, locally and throughout the United States. Support their good workwith a gift to Middlebury’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE).

Today’s Middlebury students are talented, ambitious, creative, and motivated. They are also diverse, coming from 47 states and 56 countries. Eleven percent of our newest first-year class— chosen from the largest number of applicants in Middlebury’s history—are the first in their families to attend college. Our students also need our help to meet the cost of a Middlebury education. Forty-five percent receive need-based financial aid, and the average student aid package is $49,000.

Your support of student scholarships will help Middlebury continue to educate the most highly qualified students, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

Ways to Give 

Your reunion is a great opportunity to help ensure that generations of new students will benefit from a Middlebury education. Think creatively. What does the College mean to you? What do you hope for its future? Learn about creative options for a gift that means the most to you.

A Direct Gift

Click here to make a donation to the Annual Fund in honor of your reunion. Did you know that you can choose the department or program that will receive your gift? 

Charitable Gift Annuities

Benefit from a dependable, fixed income for life in return for your gift. Click here to learn more.

Charitable Remainder Unitrusts

Set up a Trust for Middlebury that can offer income to you for life or a term of years. Click here to explore this option.

Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets

You can receive an immediate income tax deduction by transferring appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares to the College. Click here to read more.

Bequest Intentions

Support the College by making a provision in your will, retirement account, or trust. Click here to read about the advantages of bequest intentions.