MIT Alumni Association
The MIT Alumni Association, founded in 1875 as the Association of MIT Alumni and Alumnae, provides multiple ways for the Institute’s community of 139,318 alumni to stay in touch with one another and maintain their connections to the Institute. In partnership with the Institute and the MIT Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Association works to engage and inspire the global MIT community to make a better world.
The Association offers clubs, affinity groups, and other programming around the globe to support this vision. MIT alumni stay connected through the MITAA website, which includes the online alumni directory and the Slice of MIT blog. More than 18,000 alumni and friends volunteer their time and leadership abilities for MIT each year, with many serving as class and club officers and as members of the MIT Corporation and its visiting committees. Other valued Association programs include Faculty Forum Online, MIT Alumni Advisors Hub, MIT Alumni Travel Program, and more. Flagship events include MIT Tech Reunions, the MIT Alumni Leadership Conference, the MIT 24-Hour Challenge, Family Weekend, and the global MIT Better World events.
Philanthropy is also an important form of alumni connection. In fiscal year 2019, the Annual Fund reported $86.5 million in gifts, contributed by 43,947 alumni, students, parents, and friends, the second-highest dollar total on record. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.