William Ramsey directed MITES from 1988 until his death in 1995. The William H. Ramsey MITES Fund is a fitting tribute to honor his commitment to mentor and spur young people, particularly from underrepresented minority groups, to excellence and leadership in the technical domain. This endowed fund enables us to consistently deliver a quality program by mitigating annual fluctuations in contributions.
We are proud to build off of the foundation that William developed and recognize that our success would not be possible with out his dedication. William is still highly regarded by our staff and alumni, evidenced by the many gifts made each year to his honorary fund. Due to all the generous donations, the fund principal is currently $74,000, which provides thousands of dollars in sustainable support to our students and programs each year.
Our objective is to raise $400,000 in pledges and donations by December 31. This will allow the fund to fully endow almost two MITES students each year.