The Office of Lifetime Engagement encompasses Alumni Relations and the WPI Fund. The Office of Lifetime Engagement is part of the University Advancement division, spearheads a wide range of alumni events, including Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, project center events, giving day, and many others, as well as communications vehicles such as The Bridge, the Global Bulletin, and the alumni website. The staff works closely with:

  • Alumni Association, a volunteer-led organization that provides benefits and services to WPI graduates.
  • Parents Association
  • GOLD Committee (Graduates Of the Last Decade)
  • Student Alumni Society (SAS), a student organization that helps to develop leadership, interest and enthusiasm for future generations of alumni while upholding traditions on campus.

Alumni Relations is located in Higgins House and Annual Giving is located at 85 Prescott Street.

The Office of Lifetime Engagement

Elizabeth Alletto

Asst Director Annual Giving

Advancement

Phone: 508-831-5180

Tracy Baldelli

Tracy Baldelli

Asst Director Annual Giving

Advancement

Elizabeth Chirico

Assoc Director, Annual Giving

Advancement

Jennifer Daigle

Jennifer Daigle

Operations Associate

Advancement

Phone: 508-831-6089

Michael Kushmerek

Michael Kushmerek

Director of Annual Giving

Advancement

Thea Marcoux

Thea Marcoux

Assoc Dir of International Adv

Advancement

Maureen Maynard

Maureen Maynard

Asst Dir of Alumni Relations

Advancement

Phone: 508-831-5606

Brianne Ross

Brianne Ross

Assoc Dir Alumni Rel/Ann Giv

Advancement

Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas

Exec Dir Lifetime Engagement

Advancement

Phone: 508-831-6074

Peter is the Executive Director of the Office of Lifetime Engagement for Alumni Parents and Friends.

Peter is responsible for fostering and creating positive alumni relationships that assist WPI in meeting the university’s goals.  He is lead staff for alumni programming including Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, for coordination with the alumni association; international chapters, and alumni affinity programs.  He also oversees the Annual Giving campaigns including the Annual Fund, Staff and Employee giving, Parent’s Fund, Student Call Center and the Student Philanthropy Program.

Prior to joining WPI, Peter was Sr. VP and Chief Professional Officer at United Ways of New England, where he ran a not for profit focused on relationship management and fund raising in some of the largest New England area companies.  Peter has spent 25 years at various roles in United Way including; president, interim president, and VP of resource development.  He also led two separate United Way mergers and the subsequent integration efforts.  He is a graduate of Colby College and has continued his education with management and fund raising courses at Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise and the National Academy for Volunteerism.  Peter has served on several nonprofit and trade association boards and is an active volunteer in his community.

Aubrey Valley

Aubrey Valley

Director Lifetime Engagement

Advancement

Phone: 508-831-5697