This year’s MICDS Madness challenge was one of the most successful ever with young alumni from the classes of 1997 through 2016 competing fiercely and coming together to achieve 28% participation—in only 10 days’ time! Madness is a spirited FUNdraising competition among classes where alumni encourage each other to express creativity via emails, social media, and videos. Throughout the campaign, alumni also get a sense of what life is like for a student at MICDS today and which traditions have endured throughout the years. Their generosity supports students and faculty through academics, athletics, and the arts at MICDS, and many gifts were made in honor or in memory of beloved faculty and classmates.
This initiative is successful thanks to the dedicated group of alumni who volunteer to motivate and inspire their classmates to give. We are enormously grateful for our volunteers and proud of these classes that work so hard to ensure a transformative educational experience for today’s students. And, our young alumni donors have a great deal of pride that their support helps to launch MICDS students on a lifetime journey of discovery, exploration, and innovation. Our students and faculty are forever grateful for their support.