University Advancement Response to Unsanctioned Solicitation
It was brought to the attention of the Office of University Advancement this week that you may have received a solicitation for financial sponsorship from...
To our WPI Family,
It was brought to the attention of the Office of University Advancement this week that you may have received a solicitation for financial sponsorship from one of two non-matriculated WPI students. Please be aware that these requests were not sanctioned by WPI, and a cease-and-desist letter was immediately issued to the students. It is our understanding that WPI’s database was not compromised.
All mailed requests for financial support of WPI must have the University’s official mailing address of 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA, in the return address field and must include the address to which mailed gifts should be directed. Fundraising requests from WPI always provide a department title and a WPI telephone extension, which may be called to verify the request. If you receive a communication that does not include this information, please contact the Office of Donor Relations and Stewardship, at 508-831-4882. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.
You are a valued member of the WPI family, and we regret any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused. Please rest assured that WPI understands the gravity of the issue and that we are taking action. Your understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Madelyn C. Jones
Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
August 15, 2013