Since its inception, the Middlesex Alumni Association has strived to create and broaden programming that offers career opportunities to MX alumni. For example, a substantial Career Advisory Database allows the MxAA to connect alumni who are exploring career options with experts in their field, across the globe. And since 2008, MxAA has funded an Internship Stipend program that provides financial assistance to college-age alumni who have landed content-rich, unpaid internships in dynamic organizations. These internships – and others – open all sorts of doors for our young alumni. There, they have an opportunity to gain an insider’s view to a possible career path, and networking opportunities with leaders in their field. On a more personal level, these internships inspire confidence, commitment and help to build critical skills. Just last year, MxAA funded 12 unpaid internships with stipends!
We heard from Dakota Foster ‘14 as she wrapped up her internship with the House Foreign Affairs Committee this past summer:
“As my internship comes to an end, I am incredibly grateful for the Alumni Association Board’s generosity in helping make this opportunity a reality. I feel that this internship has provided me with experience and connections that should prove valuable in the years to come as I seek a career in the broader foreign policy arena. "
We hope that you will consider joining us at the upcoming MxAA Gala Benefit and Auction. 100% of the proceeds from the evening fund all of the initiatives of the MxAA, including the Internship Stipends. The Gala Benefit and Auction will take place on April 7th at the beautiful Four Seasons Boston. In addition to the fun opportunity to socialize with parents and alumni outside of a typical MX setting, you will have many chances to win some pretty fabulous auction items!
Please take a moment to register today for this fun, and worthwhile event!
For more information on the Gala, reserving a table or donating an item/experience, please contact Director of Alumni Relations John Morrissey, 978-371-6523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Auction Item Sneak Peek:
Boston’s Best Rivalry
The Red Sox – Yankee rivalry dates back to the year Middlesex was founded, 1901. There have been many battles between the two teams since then and here is your chance to see one of the latests installment in this epic rivalry. Grab these two tickets in Field Box 24, Row F, seats 3&4 for the Saturday, August 19th game to 7:10pm. You’ll be just four rows behind the Sox dugout, also get ready to cheer on Mookie, Xander and the rest of the squad as they take on their hated rivals. The Sox look poised for a return to the postseason in 2017 and the pennant race should be heating up around the time this game is played.
Donated by Bill ’87 and Laurel Driscoll P’19
Boston Golf Tour
Tee it up with your friends at some of Masschusetts’ most prestigious golf courses! You and two guests will play at three iconic courses including the Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton, which hosted four U.S. Open tournaments in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You will also play at The Kittansett Club in Marion, which offers stunning views of Buzzards Bay and features one of the most unique holes in golf on its par 3 third hole. Lastly, you’ll play the hallowed grounds of The Country Club in Brookline, site of some of the most famous moments in golf history, including Francis Ouimet’s stunning victory in the 1913 U.S. Open and the miraculous American comeback triumph in the 1999 Ryder Cup. All three of these courses are ranked in the Top 100 in the country and can be played on a mutually convenient date within the 2017 golf season.
Donated by Dan Bacon ’63 P’06
Richard Connolly ‘01
Rob Trumbull ‘00
Whistler Winter Adventure
Spend 5 days at this 5,000sf home located on 6.5 acres in breathtaking Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. This home features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and can sleep 16 people. The home also uniquely offers its own private indoor ice rink! While there, you will enjoy skiing or snowboarding at North America’s largest ski resort. The season runs from November to May, so there is ample opportunity to plan your trip. This adventure is available for a mutually convenient week within the next 18 months, excluding the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
Donated by Greg Kerfoot P’18