WPI has a tradition of philanthropy, from the gift that helped create Boynton Hall to reunion and class giving, scholarships and more. The purpose of student philanthropy at WPI is to build awareness among students about the importance and impact of private support in enhancing their educational experience and to actively engage current WPI students in all aspects of philanthropy.
Through educational philanthropy initiatives, students are encouraged to become givers while they are on campus. One of the longest student philanthropic traditions at WPI is the senior class gift, which dates back to 1910 with the sundial in front of Boynton Hall. This tradition brings the senior class together to leave their legacy on campus.
Through the generosity of students, alumni, parents and friends, WPI has met the challenges of each new era and made a brighter future possible.