Financial Aid Initiative Matching Gift Challenge

What would Fletcher’s student body look like if tuition was no longer a barrier? What if students could choose a career path that was a realized dream and not one chosen based on the financial burden attached to student loans? These are the questions Fletcher will answer with our new Financial Aid Initiative.

As part of a university-wide drive to increase financial aid, The Fletcher School will match all gifts of $100,000 or more for existing or newly established endowed scholarships. As scholarship aid continues to be a top priority at Fletcher, our goal is simple: to meet the growing needs of our student population. Our combined efforts in this matching gift challenge will allow Fletcher to graduate the next round of global leaders, debt free.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of gifts will be matched in this challenge?

  • Gifts or pledges to existing, unrestricted endowed scholarships
  • Gifts or pledges to establish new, unrestricted endowed scholarships

What is the minimum gift for the matching challenge?
The minimum gift for endowed scholarships is $100,000, whether to an existing fund or to establish a new fund.

How long does the challenge last?
Gifts and pledges made before June 30, 2016, will be matched dollar for dollar. Pledges between $100,000 and $249,999 must be fulfilled within two years; pledges of $250,000 or more must be fulfilled within five years.

What funds will Fletcher use to match my gift?
The Fletcher School will match your gift with unrestricted funds that have already been designated for Fletcher. When you make your gift, these matching funds will be applied to your endowed scholarship.

How will my gift be recognized?
You will be recognized for your portion of the gift and you will receive a receipt for income tax purposes only for the amount you contributed.

Whom may I contact for more information?
To discuss this opportunity in confidence, and with no obligations, contact:

Robert Sherburne
Associate Director of Development
Fletcher Development and Alumni Relations Office
128 Professors Row
Medford, MA 02155

Our development staff will be happy to consult with you and your advisors about how your gift will impact The Fletcher School and which gift assets may be most advantageous to you.