MDP Donate

Your generous gift will allow us to continue training the next generation of development practitioners dedicated to ending global poverty. Specifically, your contribution will help support MDP students complete their summer field practicum. For 8-12 weeks each summer, MDP students travel to locations throughout the world to engage directly in a development practice under the mentorship of professionals working in the field. This practicum offers invaluable hands-on experience for our students. Your donation will allow us to continue to attract the highest quality students and provide them with the critical support they need to become highly skilled practitioners in defining sustainable and socially-just pathways to development.  Here are some examples of how your contribution can help students as they work to address pressing global development challenges: 

  • A donation of $500 will pay for 1-month of housing while in the field.

  • A donation of $1000 will pay for 1-month of room and board during practicum field work.

  • A donation of $1,500 will cover airfare to the field practicum site for one student.

  • A donation of $5,000 will cover living and travel expenses for one student's summer practicum.

Please click on the donate button below to leave a gift to be used by the MDP to support its students in the field.


Please also consider donating to the Rosalia Gibert Memorial Fund. In memory of one of our outstanding students whose life ended tragically in 2015, this fund will support students who embody the same values, motivation and life experiences that Rosalia brought to our program. Rosalia was passionate about social justice and was an active member of the Tucson community. Coming back to graduate school as a mother of two in her 40s, Rosalia embraced the challenge and worked extremely hard in starting a new phase of her career as a professional development practitioner. This fund is meant to keep alive the spirit, inspiration and work ethic that she brought to the program and will be used to support a non-tradtional, female student who will carry forward Rosalia’s mission to create  better world through development practice.  

To donate to the Rosalia Gilbert Memorial Fund, click on the button below and at the bottom of the form under "Tribute Information" indicate that you would like the donation to be "In memory of Rosalia Gilbert." These funds are set aside from the standard fund to be used as the family wishes - to support a mature female student returning to graduate school.