Robert Foisie ’56 has made the largest individual gift in the university’s 149-year history. Over the years, Foisie has built a long and generous history of philanthropy at WPI, with a particular focus on undergraduate scholarships; prior to making this gift, he was already the university’s largest single donor and has provided scholarships to some 580 WPI students through 17 other scholarships he has established with the university. With this new commitment, Foisie’s lifetime of giving to WPI will amount to more than $63 million. Read more...
Excitement Building Over the Repurposing of Alumni Gym
Alumni Gym was built by the WPI community in 1916, the result of the university’s first-ever alumni fundraising campaign. Nearly 100 years later, we have another opportunity to come together as a community and make a difference. Join us in supporting the Innovation Studio at Alumni Gym—a new hub for WPI’s distinctive project-based curriculum. You can choose the area of the gym you want to support and help elevate WPI’s project-based curriculum to new heights. Support the Gym Campaign today!
From Three Acts of Generosity, One Remarkable University
Washburn's notion was for a practical education for tradesmen; Boynton's to prepare future leaders for a rapidly changing technological society. On land donated by Salisbury, these leaders forged a new model of higher education through tremendous acts of giving to equip future generations. Read the story.
WPI Gave Flight to a Remarkable Life
Retired military pilot Henry Poplawski ’39, who will give the Institute a planned gift of $7.8 million for scholarships, says WPI got him on the right path. Henry R. Poplawski, a Worcester native who was forced to drop out of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) more than seven decades ago due to financial hardship, has committed $7.8 million through a planned gift for student scholarships at... Read more