The Deshpande Center is largely funded through the generosity of individual donors and corporate sponsors. (Click here to learn about corporate giving opportunities.)
All our donors have a deep commitment to the center’s mission of positively impacting society by bringing game-changing inventions to the marketplace. Many also have a strong emotional connection that grows out of their personal experiences with innovation at MIT or their direct involvement with the center as a grant recipient, Catalyst or other role.
Whatever your motivation, we invite you to GIVE NOW using MIT's secure donation page. You may also contact Executive Director Leon Sandler or Heather Kispert Hagerty, Assistant Dean for Development in the School of Engineering, to discuss named and other giving opportunities.
In Good Company
When you give to the Deshpande Center, you’re in good company. Our donors include members of the MIT Corporation, many MIT alumni, esteemed faculty members, and former grantees and investors who are now leading successful companies that were spun out from funded projects.