Planned Giving

Philanthropy is very personal. It is about you and your legacy; it is about giving back. Or, another way to put it—giving forward.

A planned gift is one that will benefit WPI at some point in the future, but may also benefit you and your loved ones now and WPI later. We invite you to dream with us about WPI’s future. Its prospects are bright and you have an important role to play in strengthening this institution for generations yet to come.

Alden SocietyDo you want to make an important difference in a specific area of research? Excellence in teaching? Global outreach? Athletics? Scholarships? Whatever your dream for WPI, our promise to you is that we will listen and work with you, your family and advisors to ensure your legacy to WPI is consistent with who you are and with your financial goals. We will also celebrate you through your membership in the Alden Society, the WPI donor recognition society for those who have included WPI in their estate plan.

The planned giving website highlights many planned giving options available with examples and donor stories, a free wills guide and more. Explore the site to learn more about making a planned gift to WPI, or contact us for a completely confidential consultation.

It is truly gratifying to hear from a student that I’ve made a difference in what he was able to accomplish.
Ed Ma
Professor of chemical engineering and director of WPI’s Center for Inorganic Membrane Studies
Making a planned gift through my estate to WPI was the perfect way to combine my passion for STEM education and philanthropy.
John Schmidt ’64
Jake passed away in 2008, and at his 50th Class Reunion in 2010 I was honored to accept his Class of 1960 medallion. It's a wonderful reminder of our days at WPI, and it was important for us to give back through our planned gift.
Joanne Jacobs, and the late Irwin “Jake” Jacobs ’60
I took a lot away from WPI, and I want to make sure students in years to come have the same experience.
Laura Amodeo ’06