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From the Desk of Paula Delaney

President, WPI Alumni Association

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As short days and long nights slow the pace of life a bit, I find myself reflecting on the flurry of activity that closed out the calendar year on The Hill. Undoubtedly, the highlights were the partnered success of Giving Day and the global launch of Beyond These Towers: The Campaign for WPI.

Besting last year’s Giving Day numbers, the WPI community—alumni, parents, students, faculty, and staff—gave back generously in support of the projects and programs that make WPI special.

Giving Day 2020

900+ Donors

$379,000+ Dollars Raised

Giving Day 2021

1,200+ Donors

$411,000+ Dollars Raised

Beyond These Towers: The Campaign For WPI

The campaign entered its public phase and positions WPI to meet the world’s ever-growing demand for innovators, educators, makers, and doers—people with the know-how and the tenacity to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geographic boundaries to take on the world’s greatest and most consequential problems. With Beyond These Towers: The Campaign for WPI, we launch our expedition to a brighter world. 

$354+ million
Raised toward the $500 million goal

Virtual Launch Attendees 

States Represented 

Youngest Class Represented

Oldest Class Represented

One of the many important initiatives supported during Giving Day and through Beyond These Towers: The Campaign for WPI is a new Center for Well-Being. The Center will serve as a hub for university-wide efforts to elevate student and campus well-being. Please consider a gift in support of mental health awareness training for students, faculty, and staff; for peer advocacy, education, and wellness programming; and for academic initiatives to promote well-being.

$500 Million Fundraising Campaign Launches Publicly Beyond These Towers

$500 Million Fundraising Campaign Launches Publicly

WPI launched Beyond These Towers, the largest fundraising campaign in its history—and the first to combine philanthropy and sponsored research—at a global virtual event in October.

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