VMS relies heavily on financial support from our mentors, mentees, and friends. With your generous financial support, you will join those who have shown their commitment to helping VMS educate MIT's emerging entrepreneurs.
Donate by Check
Payable to MIT, and mailed with a contribution form, noting designation to MIT Venture Mentoring Service (2730500), to the following address:
MIT Annual Fund
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
600 Memorial Drive, W98-200
Cambridge, MA 02139-4822
Donor Spotlight - Susan Wagner
A VMS mentor on why she gives back
"I joined VMS shortly after retiring to Rockport, becoming involved with Rockport Music, and meeting Sherwin Greenblatt. The idea of mentoring sounded like a great way to 'give back' and use my experience in consumer insights, product innovation and business strategy.
As it turned out, I got as much or more from my involvement in VMS than I 'gave back'! Through VMS I met wonderful colleagues and entrepreneurs and learned about different disciplines and business models. It’s fascinating to find useful common threads in others’ experiences; not to mention, it is creative and fun. The collaborative approach VMS uses in mentoring is a 'win-win.'"
- Susan Wagner
Susan received a BS from the University of Massachusetts in Food Science and Technology in 1971 and an MBA from Pace University in 1981. She moved from R and D roles at Unilever to executive roles in global consumer insights, strategy, and analytics at Gillette, PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson.
We thank Susan for her financial support and insightful engagement.
MIT Venture Mentoring Service Donor Honor Roll
We thank the mentors, entrepreneurs and friends of VMS who supported our operations in FY ’21 (July 2020-June 2021).
Charles Victor Fracchia
Jonathan Green and Jennifer Stone
Sherwin and Vivian Greenblatt
Robert C. Jones
Steven and Carolyn Kelly
Eric and Yolanda Lau
Roman Lubynsky and Karen Golz
George Mabry, Jr.
P. R. Nayak
Neil and Anna Winter Rasmussen
Andrea Schievella and Robert Karp
Donald Shobrys and Carol Aronson
Emilie and Frank Slaughter
Donald Steinbrecher and Rochelle Robbins
John Turner and Tee Taggart
James Van Alan
Pierre and Amy Villeneuve
Charles and Margo Yie