WPI was founded on philanthropy. People heard a call to realize a vision for higher education, and answered it by giving of themselves.

Giving to WPI means becoming part of a long and proud tradition of philanthropy. It means taking your place among the likes of John Boynton, Ichabod Washburn, Stephen Salisbury II, and George I. Alden; among the likes of the classes of 2015 and 2017 who each established scholarships to support future generations.

On February 14, the WPI community celebrated a day of love—for our donors, for our community, and for our tradition of giving back.  The Rubin Campus Center buzzed with even more excitement and activity than usual as students, faculty, and staff lined up to write personal notes of thanks to donors and volunteers, have their photo taken with a message about why they love WPI and our generous supporters, or film a video to express gratitude.

#wpiloves our donors
#wpiloves giving back
#wpiloves our amazing alumni and friends

Celebrating Impact

Your Gift at Work - Scholarship Support

Scholarship support allows students to achieve their dreams and attend WPI.

Your Gift at Work - Graduate Support

Gifts of all kinds lead to improving patient care in the operating room.

Your Gift at Work - Why We Give

Donors pay it forward so others may have the same experiences they had as students.

“I am truly grateful and fortunate to have received the John M. Porter Memorial Scholarship, which has allowed me to attend WPI knowing that I will not have to worry about my finances. I am grateful to be at WPI, continuing my education for a successful future.” – Liam Beal ’18
John M. Porter Memorial Scholarship (Civil Engineering)

“Above all things, to me, this scholarship really represents opportunity. In high school, I knew I wanted to travel abroad in my time at college. I loved the idea of experiencing new cultures, and knew that I desired a program that maintained engineering excellence while still allowing for this global experience. WPI was the perfect fit for me.”  – Heather Bourassa ’19
Denise and Arthur T. Katsaros ’69 Endowed Global Scholarship (Biomedical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering)

“Other colleges make amazing engineers – WPI makes amazing engineering leaders. Thank you for supporting WPI and providing me with scholarships which allow me to focus completely on my purpose.” – Sebastian Rodriguez ’20
(Management Engineering)

“I continue to feel honored by both the financial support and the Fletcher name that I carry as the Paris Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Humanities. The chair has inspired me to bring humanistic study to engineering education, and it means so much to me that I can do that in Mr. Fletcher’s memory. Thank you!” – Kristin Boudreau, Ph.D.
Paris Fletcher Distinguished Professor of Humanities

“This chaired professorship has enabled me to explore, develop, and implement both teaching and research-related concepts, specifically in the area of construction engineering. It has helped me to develop new courses (resilient infrastructure for a changing climate and system dynamics applications in civil engineering) and conduct research and publish in journals.” – Rajib B. Mallick, Ph.D.
Ralph H. White Family Professor 

“The many donors who support WPI help support my role as Assistant Dean of Students in that it supports community spaces like the Rubin Campus Center. This is a space for students to gather, get together to study, meet with their clubs and organizations. These gathering spaces are so important to fostering a really positive student life here on campus.” – Emily Perlow, Assistant Dean of Students

Donors Share Why They Give

“WPI opened many doors for Jack and enabled my family to enjoy a wonderful life. We endowed the John ‘Jack’ D. Cunic Scholarship to make sure that future students have the same opportunities that Jack did.” – Mrs. John D. Cunic, wife of Jack Cunic ’68, ’71 MS

“I’m sure all donors have different stories of meaning on why they give back to WPI, but I’m guessing we share a similar feeling that it remains our privilege to support the university and its students.” – Myles Walton ‘97

“As firm believers in the value of a WPI education, we joined the Alden Society to ensure our giving would have a meaningful impact on the university and its students.” – Barbara and Allen Levesque ’59