Annual Giving

Why Give?

Since its founding almost 150 years ago, WPI’s core mission has been to advance science and engineering knowledge for the betterment of the world in which we all live. Your Annual Fund gift empowers the university to make the strategic investments necessary to keep this vision alive, whether through enhancements to the WPI Academic Plan, the awarding of financial aid to deserving and talented students, or through the attraction and retention of world-class faculty and researchers. Any gift –regardless of size– will support the education and development of today’s students and tomorrow’s global leaders.

Your Gift Counts!

Unrestricted annual gifts to the university are important for a number of reasons: they help to bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating a student; they provide the means to take advantage of unanticipated opportunities for academic entrepreneurship that emerge throughout the year; and they increase the value of a WPI degree by raising alumni and parent giving participation rates. Participation rates are one metric upon which many university rankings are based, and there is a direct correlation between rankings and the prestige and value of a degree post-graduation. Every gift counts, and every annual gift has an immediate and powerful impact on current WPI students.

A Special Note to Parents

Gifts from current and former parents are directed to the WPI Parents Fund, a special component of the Annual Fund. The support of parents helps WPI maintain its position as a leader in higher education, and demonstrates a special vote of confidence in the university and its mission. For more information about the Parents Fund at WPI, please contact Sarah Pelletier, University Advancement Office, at sepelletier@wpi.edu or +1-508-831-5308.

There Are Many Ways to Give 

To learn more, contact the Annual Giving office +1-508-831-6052 or toll-free +1-877-WPI-FUND (1-877-974-3863).

Annual Giving Volunteers

Our dedicated volunteers play a critical role in generating support for WPI students, faculty, and programs. Contact the Office of Annual Giving for information about how you can help!

If you are interested in volunteering for Annual Giving, please contact us at giving@wpi.edu or +1-508-831-6052, toll-free +1-877-WPI-FUND (1-877-974-3863).

Annual Giving Leadership Opportunities
President's Circle Annual Scholarship $5,000 annually or $15,000 over a period of 3 years to provide 1-3 years of scholarship assistance to a deserving WPI undergraduate student
Global Projects Annual Scholarship $5,000 annually to offer a deserving student the opportunity to conduct their IQP or MQP at an international project site

 

 
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