July 23, 2014

Development Committee Report

Jeffrey PierceWhat a year! In 2012 we raised $13,511,207 in research foundation and private support, and completed the most ambitious fundraising campaign that the MBL has ever undertaken—the $125 million Catalyst Campaign. Thanks to our trustees, overseers, devoted scientists, alumni, friends, foundations, and staff, I am thrilled to report that we not only met, but exceeded our campaign goal, raising more than $136 million between June 2006 and December 2012 for MBL programs! The number itself is remarkable, but the fact that we surpassed our goal during a challenging economy can only be described as amazing. Thank you to everyone who made this achievement possible.

In 2013, with the 125th anniversary of the MBL, we look to honor the past and celebrate the future of this amazing institution. For 125 years, the MBL has been at the forefront of biological discovery. Today, we are poised to continue making extraordinairy discoveries and significant advancements.

Throughout our long history, the MBL has relied on the strength of its community to lead the way forward. The success of the Catalyst Campaign is a wonderful example of this important partnership. On behalf of the Development Committee, the Catalyst Campaign Executive Committee, MBL students, scientists and staff, I offer my deepest thanks to the individuals, companies and foundations listed here.

— Jeffrey Pierce, Chair