Middlebury Giving Survey
Evaluating Our Messages—The following statements provide reasons to give to the Middlebury Annual Fund. We would like to understand which statements create the most effective case and which are least effective. Please rate how effective each message is for you.
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My years at Middlebury were central to who I’ve become and to what I’ve achieved. Giving to the Middlebury Annual Fund ensures that transformative experience endures for others.
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The Annual Fund plays an important role in sustaining Middlebury and helping it to thrive. It provides essential funding that supports every aspect of the Middlebury experience and benefits every student.
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The Annual Fund makes it possible for Middlebury to provide financial aid to 44% of students, including more than 10% who are the first in their families to attend college.
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Gifts to the Annual Fund make it possible for Middlebury to provide internships and research opportunities that give students real-world experience in their fields of interest and help them to get jobs after graduation.
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Giving to the Middlebury Annual Fund is a gift to the future, because today’s students will shape the world tomorrow.
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Gifts to the Annual Fund contribute to building an inclusive and supportive community that stimulates learning, curiosity, and creativity.
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Your Annual Fund gift helps to keep Middlebury strong, enhancing the value of your degree in the marketplace.
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The alumni participation rate is an important benchmark in college and university rankings and is considered by foundations in grant-making decisions.
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Annual Fund gifts support financial aid, enabling us to enroll the most talented students, regardless of their families’ economic circumstances.
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Many of Middlebury’s most distinctive and innovative programs were developed with support from the Annual Fund.
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Participation
Please select which of the messages below you think are strongest.
Barriers to Giving
We would like to understand why alumni decide not to support Middlebury. Listed below are the most common reasons alumni cite to us.
Which of the statements below do you hear the most when asking alumni to make a gift? (select all that apply)
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