WILG Alumnae

Stay in Touch!

WILG alumnae are scientists, engineers, doctors (and vets), military officers, executives, consultants, writers, a filmmaker, an astronaut, a US CTO - and of course many grad students! If you're an alum, you can join the announcements-only email list, general email list, and/or Facebook group - email wilg-corp-board [at] mit if you need the links.

Corp Board

The WILG Alumnae Corporation is responsible for working with the student officers to ensure WILG will be able to house and support its members into the future (e.g. financial, building, and community health). Corp is run by a board elected to staggered two-year terms at an annual meeting in the spring. You can reach the board by email at wilg-corp-board [at] mit - and please reach out if you'd be interested in joining!

Donations to WILG

Non-tax-deductible Direct Donations

Like most MIT living groups, per current charitable organization regulations, direct contributions to WILG are not tax-deductible since we’re a 501(c)(4) entity, not 501(c)(3). See below for how to donate tax-deductibly through MIT. Any amount you can give will be very much appreciated.

Non-tax-deductible direct donations to WILG can be made via GoFundMe or by sending a check payable to "MIT-WILG" to:
WILG Corporation Treasurer
355 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

Tax-deductible Donations via MIT IRDF

Tax-deductible donations (including corporate matching gifts) can be made through MIT's Independent Residence Development Fund. These donations support WILG by funding our loans and grants through IRDF - like our kitchen loan.

Please also email the board to say you've given to IRDF - it takes a while for notifications about those gifts to work their way through MIT systems, and we'd like to be able to thank you sooner!

Gift Designation to WILG (Important!)

To make sure your gift is properly designated for WILG, check your MIT alumni association profile (and your spouse/partner's, if also an MIT alum) and see if WILG is listed as the only FSILG. Gifts are automatically split if WILG is not the only FSILG listed, so you must specify that your gift should be designated to WILG (or the split you choose) - specifying a split does not seem to be possible when giving online, so please send a check or other method below.

Giving Online

You can give to IRDF online through Giving to MIT. That link should load with the IRDF fund selected; you can add other fund designations if you want. If the IRDF fund doesn't load, click Explore funds -> Campus and student life, then search at the top right for IRDF, and click Give next to the IRDF fund description in the search results.

You can make a one-time or recurring gift online - select your fund(s), your gift amount, whether one-time or recurring, and then go through the payment process.

Other Ways to Give

You can also give by check and various other methods including wire transfers, appreciated stock / mutual funds, or via a donor-advised fund. In each case, you'll need to specify that your gift is for IRDF, fund #3766600, and designated to WILG (or the split you choose).

Thank you for giving to help WILG's next 40 years!