With over $11,000 in donations from over 309 seniors and other supporters, the Class of 2014 has surpassed both their monetary and participation goals.
During his high school years, Robert A. Foisie spent many hours racing model airplanes in cash contests, working as a store clerk, and delivering groceries so he could become the first in his family to go to college. But if it were not for the scholarship money he received, he would not have been be able to afford the $600-a-year tuition to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1952. “There were no student loans in those days,” he said. “If you didn’t have the money, you just didn’t go.” Now, Foisie is a man of means, in part because he developed and patented a valve for aircraft, the real kind, not models. And, he said, he owes much of his success as an engineer and entrepreneur to what he learned at WPI, which is why he is he’s giving back to his alma mater. The school announced Wednesday a $40 million donation from Foisie, the largest gift in the university’s 149-year history, which will go toward student scholarships.
We want to thank the senior brothers of Phi Kappa Theta at WPI for being the first organization to reach 100% participation of giving toward the Arbor Swings in Higgins House Gardens. If the senior class obtains 40% participation we will receive a $5,000 match towards our gift! help us reach this goal!
The senior class has been challenged to not only raise $10,000, but to gain 40% participation from the senior class. By accomplishing the monetary goal WPI Trustee Win Priem ’59 will donate a $10,000 matching gift; if the seniors also reach their participation goal he will donate an additional $5,000 towards the senior class gift.
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