In addition to gifts that support day-to-day operations, donors may also designate their gifts to support a particular initiative such as building construction and renovation, disease specific research, or support of a student scholarship or fellowship.
Known as capital gifts, these gifts are typically given in the form of cash, securities, or tangible property. Capital gifts of a certain magnitude may also be used for naming opportunities, named for the donor or in honor of another person.
Why are capital gifts needed?
Capital gifts help us address our highest priorities: recruiting leading scientists, providing state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment, and supporting students and faculty as they pursue novel research projects.
Whether a gift to help build the MDI Biological Laboratory’s endowment or to renovate a building, capital gifts provide the Institution with the funding necessary to strengthen our research and educational programs.
If you are interested in learning more about capital giving opportunities at the MDI Biological Laboratory, please contact Jeri Bowers, Director of Development and Public Affairs, at email@example.com or 207-288-3147.