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As we celebrate more than 25 years, our current facility is bursting with activity. Each year over 500 students in more than 25 courses compete for space and resources.
Demand is increasing for courses in our areas of expertise — Sustainable Development, Social Justice & Corporate Responsibility, Global Community Health, and Tropical Biology & Ecology.
While student fees pay operating expenses and university credits, we need to turn to you to fund construction of our campus. With your help now, we can begin building our New Wing. It will be used not just to run courses but for numerous community extension activities and community based initiatives like our academic summer camp for local students. Request more information from our board president, Ward Kane. (email@example.com)
Scholarships: Your investment can make a huge difference in the life of a student who would otherwise be unable to afford to enroll in a course at the Monteverde Institute. We are especially keen to provide scholarships to Costa Rican students, many of who would love to learn about the challenges of eco-tourism and biodiversity in their own country. Scholarships for “Ticos” (the way Costa Ricans fondly refer to themselves) allow Costa Ricans to participate in the amazing courses presented through the Monteverde Institute. We believe the planet’s future depends on responsible and informed decisions by all of us working together.
Library: The growth of our digital library depends on funding for a group of dedicated and specialized digital librarians who have been donating their time each summer and covering their own expenses since 2008. Retaining this team requires funding.
Endowment: In honor of our 25th anniversary, the Monteverde Institute board of directors has initiated an endowment with a matching fund for the first $25,000.00 in donations. The fund is to assure the Institute will survive financially lean years without dismantling our staff and the infrastructure upon which our reputation rests. Once operating funds have been set aside in reserves for lean years, the major priority of the endowment earnings is to fund local research and community projects that foster sustainability. To move toward our vision, a sustainable community for a sustainable world, these community projects might address health care, nutrition, sustainable tourism, social justice, or other topics aligned with our vision.