Recent Class Gifts

Class of 2014 Senior Gift: Higgins House Garden Swings 

Simliar to the Class of 2013, the Class of 2014 wanted to gather opinions before determing their class gift. After surveying their peers, it was clear the Class of 2014 wanted to beautify the campus for whole community to enjoy. Higgins House Gardens holds a special place in hearts of many and selecting it for the beautification project was easy.  The Class of 2014 fund-raised $12,191.91 from 41 percent of the senior class as well as parents, faculty, staff and underclassmen. The Class of 2014 also earned a $15,000 matching gift from WPI Trustee Win Priem ’59.

Class of 2013 Senior Gift: The "Charging" Goat Statue

After surveying the Class of 2013, the senior class gift committee decided to raise money for second goat statue on campus. While the Class of 2009 “Proud Goat” on the quadrangle embodies a sense of dignity and pride in WPI, the Class of 2013 “Charging Goat” Statue is a symbol of the WPI powerful spirit and determination to succeed. The Class of 2013 fund-raised $10,993.07 from 45 percent of the senior class as well as parents, faculty, staff and underclassmen. The Class of 2013 also earned a $15,000 matching gift from WPI Trustee Win Priem ’59.

Class of 2012 Senior Gift: Patio Renovation outside of Gordon Library

The senior class gift committee decided to raise money for the Library not only because it is an important place for students, but also because it is a vital part to WPI campus community. This gift was a component of the overall renovation to the Library that began a few years ago with the installation of the Library Cafe donated by the Class of 1940 during their 40th reunion. The Class of 2012 fund-raised the largest gift in the history of the program, totaling $15,572.32 from 42 percent of the senior class as well as parents, faculty, staff and underclassmen. The Class of 2012 also earned a $15,000 matching gift from WPI Trustee Win Priem ’59.

 
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