Parent Giving

What is it?

Gifts from current and previous parents are directed to the WPI Parents Fund, a special component of the WPI Fund. Since its founding almost 150 years ago, WPI’s core mission has been to WPI parents on campusadvance science and engineering knowledge for the betterment of the world in which we all live. Parents Fund gifts position the university to make strategic investments necessary to expand academic offerings, the awarding of financial aid to deserving and talented students, and through the attraction and retention of world-class faculty and researchers.

Further, they help bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating a student; they provide the means to take advantage of unanticipated opportunities for academic entrepreneurship that emerge throughout the year.

Parent participation continues to grow each year, with contributions to the Parents Fund totaling more than $77,000 from 530 WPI parents this past year. We extend a special thanks to this group for supporting the programs that mean so much to our students!

Your Gift Counts!

Any gift –regardless of size– will support the education and development of today’s students and tomorrow’s global leaders. By raising alumni and parent giving participation rates, one of the metrics upon which many university rankings are based, we safeguard the prestige and value of a degree post-graduation. Your gift will support and advance WPI and directly impact your student.

To compete with our peer institutions, and to continue to advance science and engineering knowledge, it is imperative that we continue to raise unrestricted funding. 

For more information about the Parents Fund at WPI, please contact Elizabeth Chirico, Office of University Advancement, at or 508-831-6632.

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Parents Association

The WPI Parents Association gives parents an opportunity to be involved in activities designed to have a positive impact on WPI students. Through the Association, parents are able to become involved in a meaningful way with the school to which their children will forever be connected.