Named Gift Opportunities

A number of recent and current capital projects are enhancing the learning and living environment at WPI. By taking part in a naming opportunity of one of these projects, you can provide an enduring gift that will impact students, faculty, and staff for years to come.   The following chart outlines some of the named gift opportunities at WPI. These are offered as guidelines for discussion only, as opportunities for named gifts at WPI vary, depending on current capital projects, initiatives, and needs at the university. Minimum gift amounts for naming a facility or endowed fund also vary and are determined by the President and Vice President, in consultation with each donor. If you would like information about named gift opportunities in current capital projects, such as Gateway Park and the Sports and Recreation Center, or for endowment, please contact Lisa Maizite, assistant vice president for leadership giving, at +1-508-831-5073 or lmaizite@wpi.edu. Our giving interest form can also help you begin the process of considering where you may wish to direct your investment.  

FACILITIES
Academic Facilities
Naming Opportunity  Minimum Gift Amount
New Academic Building Naming gift amounts for facilities are determined by
the President and Vice President in consultation with
each donor.



Renovated Academic Building 
Dean’s Office Suite 
Department Head Office 
Program Director’s Office 
Program Space 
Lab & Bench Space Area 
Seminar Room 
Conference Room 
Project/Meeting/Study Room
 
Non-Academic Facilities
New Non‐Academic Building  Naming gift amounts for facilities are determined by
the President and Vice President in consultation with
each donor.
Renovated Non‐Academic Building
Program Director’s Office 
Program Space 
Entrance/Atrium 
Main Lobby 
Lounge 
Conference Room 
Project/Meeting/Study Room 
Outdoor Spaces
Garden  Naming gift amounts for facilities are determined by
the President and Vice President in consultation with
each donor. 
Terrace 
Benches 
Trees 

Endowment Gifts 

Naming Opportunity Minimum Gift Amount
School of Business
   
Academic Department
 $25
million 
Academic Center $10
million 
Professorship $2
million 
Assistant/Assoc. Professorship Development Fund $1
million
Visiting Professor or Professional in Residence $1
million 
President’s Special Initiatives Fund
 $1
million 
Full‐tuition Undergraduate Scholarship $750,000 
Endowed Scholarship $50,000 
Provost’s Fund for Curriculum Innovation $500,000 
Department Head Fund for Academic Excellence $300,000 
Faculty Research Fund
 $250,000 
Global Perspective/Project Center Fund
  $150,000 
Library Special Collections Fund $100,000 
Endowed Lecture Fund $100,000 
Minimum Endowed Fund for Other Purpose
 $50,000 
Current‐Use Funds (non‐endowed)

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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