President's Circle

In 1972, Leonard H. White ’41 penned an invitation to join the President’s Advisory Council. This group was formed to recognize those that provide support to the university at a leadership level, thereby allowing the university’s President to successfully meet the challenges of the present and future.

Today, this group is known as the President’s Circle and recognizes leadership annual donors to WPI. Year after year, members of the President’s Circle continue to step forward to provide the critical resources necessary to advance the mission of WPI. From the charter group of 38 alumni, the President’s Circle has grown to include more than 400 alumni, parents, and friends.

Membership is based on the total of an individual’s personal gifts and corporate matching gifts during a single fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). President’s Circle commitments may be paid at any point during the 12 months, but must be fulfilled by June 30 of each year.

President’s Circle Levels

Benefactor - $50,000 to $99,999
Fellow - $25,000 to $49,999
Patron - $10,000 to $24,999
Ambassador - $5,000 to $9,999
Associate - $2,000 to $4,999

Young Alumni

To encourage leadership giving among our youngest alumni, membership in the President’s Circle is an annual gift of $1,000 for graduates out fewer than 10 years.

Corporate Matching Gift Programs

Corporate matching gift programs can make membership in the President’s Circle more attainable, allowing you to double or even triple your gift to WPI. Contact your company’s Human Resources office for more details on the matching gift process, or check our searchable database for details about your company’s policy.

Become A Member

To join the President’s Circle today, please call our toll free number, +1-877-WPI-FUND [+1-877-974-3863], or visit our secure online giving page. Not sure where to direct your gift? An annual scholarship may be the right choice for you.

For more information about the President’s Circle, contact Madelyn Jones, Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, at or +1-508-831-4882.

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