Founders Campaign Donors
Over 200 alumni, trustees, faculty, staff and friends of the School have given to MCI's historic Founders Campaign! Please view our full list of Founders Campaign Donors.
Why I Give
"MCI gave me so many opportunities as a student. I am proud to continue my family’s long tradition of giving back to the School that has served our community so well for 150 years. As an alumna and new faculty member, it is my pleasure to support the Founders Campaign!"
~Erin Fitts ’02
"MCI opened doors for me, a 'Townie,' athletically, socially, academically. MCI stimulated my curiosity. It gave me the analytical tools I needed to understand 'things' and to make stuff happen. MCI inspired me to explore my inner and outer worlds. It taught me that hard work, personal responsibility, a positive attitude and EDUCATION would deliver 'success' regardless of how I chose to define “success.” MCI “did good” by me and for that reason I give to the Founders Campaign so that future generations can experience the same great MCI education I was blessed to enjoy." ~ Gregg Patterson ‘69
"I don’t feel like I am just investing in an institution but in the ideas and people I believe in. People who truly care about a town I grew up in and the youth from around the world that come to MCI to gain an amazing education and to experience what we did growing up. After living in various parts of the country it only makes me appreciate more the foundation I got from MCI and the wonderful community called Pittsfield. It is a tradition that I want to see kept alive for others to benefit from." ~ Peg Olson ‘84
"As a Pittsfield native and alumnus, I appreciate the value and perspective that an MCI education provides for its student body. We felt it was very important to support the Founders Campaign to help ensure that MCI can continue to thrive as the centerpiece of community pride and activity and to offer its unique international and multicultural learning environment to local students." ~ Robert Cianchette ‘78 and Hillary Ginsberg
"During my first visit to MCI and Pittsfield, my husband’s alma mater and home town, I could see how special the School was, in every way. I attended a traditional suburban Connecticut public high school and was totally unfamiliar with the idea of a Town Academy having both day and residential students from many different places in a small-town environment. I was immediately captured by the unique role that MCI plays in the entire community, the dedication of its faculty and staff, the devotion of its alumni, and the spirit of its students. It’s an honor to do everything I can for a place that provides extraordinary opportunities to so many people in so many ways." ~ Elaine Patterson, Trustee
"I supported the Founders Campaign because our students, faculty, and community will benefit from the planned improvements. Also, as a member of the Class of 1984 I feel we all have a responsibility to give back to the School that truly has shaped our lives."
~ Eric Thompson ‘84