Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts has announced a $12 million gift from an alumnus donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
The gift — one of the largest in WPI history — will support the university's endowment and, because it is unrestricted, allow it to direct funds to its highest priorities and areas of impact.
"We are honored and deeply grateful to this donor for such generosity," said WPI president Laurie Leshin. "A gift of this magnitude is transformative for WPI. To entrust the university with these unrestricted funds demonstrates this donor's confidence in WPI's reputation and our potential for even greater positive impact on the world."