Corporate Giving

Gifts from corporate partners play a vital role in helping WPI fulfill its mission. This financial support offsets part of the high cost of delivering an outstanding engineering and science education, enables WPI to embark on new initiatives that advance the frontiers of education and serve society, and allows the university to maintain state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories, first-rate classrooms, the most current computing technology, and other vital campus facilities and resources.

Corporate donations, grants, and in-kind gifts support:

  • Undergraduate and graduate scholarships
  • Student IQPs and MQPs
  • Faculty and student research
  • Evolving equipment and laboratory needs
  • Student activities program development
  • K-12 Outreach in STEM education
  • Facilities improvements

WPI’s Office of Corporate Engagement creates and strengthens relationships between the university and corporations worldwide. For information about corporate engagement opportunities, please contact Sharon Deffely, Executive Director of Academic and Corporate Development, at +1-508-831-5635 or

Many companies also support their employees’ charitable priorities through matching gift programs that, in effect, double or triple gifts. Contact the human resources office at your company to find out if your company offers a corporate matching gift program.

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