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Beyond These Towers

Beyond These Towers

The Campaign for Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The distinctive towers of WPI’s first two buildings have been enduring symbols of the simple but powerful idea that is the university’s bedrock: theory and practice, knowledge and skilled art, learning and doing. With the Two Towers ideal as our anchor, we are stepping beyond our sphere of comfort, beyond these storied towers, to play an ever-growing role in understanding and meeting the needs of a profoundly interconnected and interdependent planet. Our goal is beyond any set before: $500 million; $350 million in philanthropy and $150 million in sponsored research. Join us on this journey.

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Campaign priorities

Our drive to go beyond is fueled by the belief that what we have created and what we do at WPI can be of immense value to a world beset by challenges. Here is how this campaign—and your part in it—will drive positive change.

Beyond these towers are tomorrow’s global problem solvers, innovators, and leaders.
Beyond these towers are tomorrow’s global problem solvers, innovators, and leaders.

Our goal: $100 MILLION
For undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships and the academic and student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive difference in the world—as students and as alumni.

Beyond these towers is a new model for a world-spanning, globally engaged university.
Beyond these towers is a new model for a world-spanning, globally engaged university.

Our goal: $50 MILLION
For The Global School and its initiatives, Global Project Centers, and Global Lab, as well as programs that expand and deepen WPI’s capacity to create positive change, globally and locally.

Beyond these towers our research and scholarly work are changing the world.
Beyond these towers our research and scholarly work are changing the world.

Our goal: $100 MILLION
For graduate fellowships, endowed faculty chairs, graduate programs, and the dynamic research ecosystem that fuels WPI’s national and international reputation and is ultimately aimed at solving critical problems and improving lives.

Beyond these towers is a global community energized and propelled by innovation and inclusion.
Beyond these towers is a global community energized and propelled by innovation and inclusion.

Our goal: $100 MILLION
To support faculty, students, staff, and programs that ensure our students graduate with entrepreneurial mindsets and learn how to create value, our community is supported in its pursuit of excellence in all things, and that we are living our promise of creating a campus community where each person feels a sense of belonging.

Learn more about the Beyond These Towers campaign.
 

 

Will you help us go beyond?

In Two Towers, WPI’s centennial history, Mildred Tymeson famously observed that WPI has endured, evolved, and prospered “because—by some strange and wonderful supply— there have always been enough people who cared.” It is time, once again, for people who care to come forward and come together to support WPI in this unprecedented campaign. Make your gift today.