OCW Gift Challenge – Can We Count on You?

OCW Gift Challenge
Dear Friends of OCW,

This spring, we’ve been given another special challenge:

The OCW Gift Challenge Circle Members, a group of donors who strongly support MIT OpenCourseWare’s mission, have issued this challenge because they believe the thousands of people who use OCW’s site every day and can afford to donate, should be active members of our community of supporters.

OCW is an expression of MIT’s commitment of advancing knowledge around the world. Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.

To date, more than 200 million people from just about every country have accessed lecture notes, videos, problem sets, and other core MIT teaching materials—at no cost—through OCW for more than a decade.

Your support is critical to the success of this challenge.

This is a participation challenge and so every person who donates counts toward our goal (and any donation, large or small, makes a difference)! Please help us reach our goal by donating today and encourage your friends, colleagues and family to do the same.

Your support will allow OCW to remain a free, open, current and comprehensive publication of MIT’s core teaching materials. We know that the vast majority of visitors to our site cannot afford to donate, and our core mission is to provide access to exactly these audiences—educators in developing countries, workers displaced by financial crisis, homeschooling parents, independent learners unable to continue formal study.

Your donation supports not only our work, but it also demonstrates to our funders that OCW is a valuable resource for the millions of people who can improve their lives from open access to MIT’s educational assets.

Thank you in advance for helping us reach our goal.


Cecilia d’Oliveira
Executive Director
MIT OpenCourseWare

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