The Annual Fund provides unrestricted dollars for the school's current operations and accounts for approximately 11 percent of the school's annual budget. All Annual Fund dollars are used during the year in which they are received to enhance current programs. This represents the school's yearly appeal to all alumni, parents, past parents, grandparents, and friends. Annual Giving enables every member of the MBA community to invest in the school and be responsible for its progress. All gifts made to MBA are 100 percent tax-deductible.
The Annual Fund Campaign coincides with the school's fiscal year which ends June 30th. All gifts and pledges are due by June 30 in order to be counted for the current campaign year and for an individual to be recognized in the MBA Annual Report.
The breadth and depth of an MBA education cannot be covered by tuition alone. Annual giving supports faculty development, music, art, debate, the library, athletics, technology, scholarships, and service projects. It also enables the school to offer financial aid to approximately 22 percent of its students. Without annual giving, tuition would be significantly higher.
Strong participation is the key. Gifts to the Annual Fund come in all sizes, and MBA is grateful for every gift regardless of size. Historically, the MBA community has exhibited high participation percentages, positioning MBA among the top schools in the nation.
Gifts can be made by cash, check, debit card, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, stock transfer, or online at www.montgomerybell.edu/giving
. Gifts of securities offer an additional benefit — a donor can take a 100 percent deduction on the current value of the security even if purchased at a lower amount.