Philanthropic Giving in Support of Gender Equity Illustration of Susan and William Rutherford

Philanthropic Giving in Support of Gender Equity

Susan and William Rutherford ’73 endowed the William A. '73 and Susan Rutherford Civil Engineering Scholarship, to help ensure there would always be scholarship support available for all women if they chose to study civil engineering.

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Anonymous Donor Makes Transformative Gift Illustration representing fintech

Anonymous Donor Makes Transformative Gift

A generous alumni donor is helping to keep WPI at the epicenter of research, instruction, economic impact, and community partnerships in the financial technology (FinTech) realm.

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Gratitude and Giving Back Archival photo of Professor Alvin Weiss helping a student

Gratitude and Giving Back

It’s not uncommon for individuals to hold lifelong feelings of gratitude for a special teacher. But for Randall D. Partridge ’72, the relationship he formed with Professor Alvin Weiss was so impactful he established a research fund in Weiss’s honor.

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Philanthropy Supports WPI’s Diverse and Dynamic Community Matthew Runkle and Blair Clarkson

Philanthropy Supports WPI’s Diverse and Dynamic Community

The Blair Clarkson and Matt Runkle ’11 Fund supports students in need of the resources offered by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education.

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Inspiring Innovation in Photonics Valentin Gapontsev

Inspiring Innovation in Photonics

A new fund that encourages innovation in photonics honors Valentin Gapontsev, an internationally recognized physicist widely known as the father of the fiber laser industry.

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A Lifetime WPI Journey April Hammond

A Lifetime WPI Journey

To honor her beloved parents, April Hammond '85, MS '88 recently included WPI in her estate plans by creating the Fahire and Professor Thom Hammond Endowed FPE Graduate Support Fund. The

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