Portrait of Ann Allen at the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT Gala.Image credit: L. Barry Heatherington.
Ann Allen

Ann Allen

A Special Marriage: Art and Science “Arts is another word for oxygen,” according to Ann Allen, and it has been a consistent and critical part of her life for as long as she can remember. Graduating with a BA in … Continued

Peter Athens. Credit Jon Sachs.
Peter Athens. Credit Jon Sachs.

Peter Athens

At MIT, anything is possible. For Peter Athens (’52, ’58), an MIT education in both civil and mechanical engineering, led to a successful career working in technological risk analysis at Arthur D. Little for over 35 years and, surprisingly, to a … Continued

Portrait of Brit d’Arbeloff, facing camera and smiling in front of a dark background.
Brit d’Arbeloff

Brit d’Arbeloff

“It’s all about accessibility and exposure,” explains Brit d’Arbeloff, SM’61, philanthropist, and advocate for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). With tenacity and a smile, Brit achieved pioneer status as the first woman to graduate from Stanford University with … Continued

Image credit: L. Barry Hetherington.
Rick and Terrry Stone

Terry and Rick Stone

“The arts at MIT have always been a special factor in the Institute.” —Terry and Rick Stone Theresa M. “Terry” Stone and Charles Frederic “Rick” Stone III have been actively engaged with the MIT community since they graduated from the … Continued

Anne Street. Credit Justin Knight.
Anne Street. Credit Justin Knight.

Anne Street

Anne Street has been pushing boundaries and making an impact throughout her life. Indeed, she has much to be proud of: a stellar career in supporting both government and private industry in materials engineering and business development, her tireless volunteer … Continued

Dasha Zhukova

Dasha Zhukova

With a $1 million gift to the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), Dasha Zhukova, philanthropist, art collector and founder of Garage, is making her first major gift to a university and her first endowment of a visiting … Continued