Rise to the Alden Trust Challenge Help create the Foisie Innovation Studio
The Alden Trust has challenged WPI alumni: the Trust will fulfill a $3 million pledge to the Foisie Innovation Studio—if WPI alumni collectively contribute $9 million over 18 months to making the Innovation Studio a reality. Nearly 100 years ago, WPI alumni changed the WPI campus when they built the university’s first gym. Now they have the opportunity to dramatically enhance the campus again. Join us and meet the Alden Trust Challenge!
WPI Receives $40 Million for Student Scholarships
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...
Herbert F. Taylor Award recipient says relationships are ties that bind
When Tom Newman '64 was weighing acceptances to universities like MIT, RPI, UConn, and WPI, it was WPI's personal touch that welcomed him most. Fifty years after graduation, that same warmth is a driving force behind Newman's extensive alumni efforts. Most recently, Newman and his wife, Bonnie, established the Tom and Bonnie Newman Endowed Scholarship for Entrepreneurship in WPI's... READ MORE
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.