Giving to MIT D-Lab

“D-Lab played an important role in shaping my undergraduate experience as well as my professional goals. It introduced me to the role that technology can play in international development and the integrated approach that needs to be taken in deploying these technologies."
       - Sydney Beasley, ‘14

Thank you for considering a gift to MIT D-Lab! It is the generosity of our friends and supporters that makes our continued work possible. 

 

Student trip to Uganda, 2014

Students working in the D-Lab shop

Scale-Ups Fellow Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola founded Wecyclers in Lagos, Nigeria

Biomass fuel research scientist Dan Sweeney 

Sydney Beasley, D-Lab alumna


 

 

 

What your gift to MIT D-Lab can accomplish

Sponsor a D-Lab student’s trip to a developing country to work with a local community partner over the Independent Activities Period in January, during Spring Break, or over the summer.
$3,000

Underwrite a D-Lab class project including  research, development, and prototyping of an affordable technology intended for use by a D-Lab community partner in a developing country.
$5,000

Advance the monitoring and evaluation program at D-Lab, which ensures the accurate tracking, capture, and reporting of the real-world impact of classes and field programs.
$10,000

Supply the D-Lab workshop with a year’s worth of materials needed by D-Lab students and resident designers engaged in prototyping technologies for resource-poor settings.
$25,000

Sponsor a one-year Scale-Ups Fellowship in social entrepreneurship for an MIT graduate bringing a hardware-based, poverty-alleviating product or service to market at scale.
$30,000

Fund a D-Lab research scientist (lab, supplies, travel, and salary) for a full year. 
$100,000-500,000

How to Give

Online
The MIT Alumni Association facilitates convenient and secure online giving via Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. You can find the online giving form here. Upon completing the process, you will be provided with an electronic receipt (suitable for tax purposes) via email.

By Phone
Should you prefer to speak with someone at the giving office, you may call directly at 617.253.8270, and provide your credit card information over the phone. Be sure to mention D-Lab specifically (our account number is 3854550) to ensure that your gift gets to the right place.

By Mail
You can also give to D-Lab by mailing in MIT's contribution form (pdf) along with a check or your credit card information. On the contribution form, please note D-Lab (account 3854550) under "Support specific areas", and send to:

MIT D-Lab
c/o Richard Brewer, Administrative Officer
77 Massachusetts Avenue, N51-319
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

For information on how you can give to D-Lab in other ways, such as via wire transfer, payroll deduction, or electronic funds transfer, please visit the Mechanics of Giving page.

For further information on giving opportunities, contact Peggy Eysenbach, Development Officer.

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“D-Lab played an important role in shaping my undergraduate experience as well as my professional goals. It introduced me to the role that technology can play in international development and the integrated approach that needs to be taken in deploying these technologies."   - Sydney Beasley, ‘14