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The Alden Society

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Alden Society
Alden Society Membership Drive - Join Today; It's Easy!

We're looking to recruit 200+ forward thinking people - like you - by June 30, 2015 to help ensure WPI's future.

You are eligible for membership in the Alden Society if you have named WPI as a beneficiary of your:

  • Will or trust
  • IRA or other retirement plan
  • Life insurance policy
  • Life income or other planned gift (charitable gift annuity, pooled income fund, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, or remainder interest in a personal residence)

The Alden Society recognizes and celebrates those - like you - who have made a commitment to WPI. The goal of the membership drive is to inspire others to do the same.

Joining is easy. Simply complete the member profile form or call or email Planned Giving at 888.974.4438/

Member Benefits

  • Welcome packet that includes an Alden Society lapel pin, the latest Ideas newsletter and special free gift;
  • Invitations to special events throughout the year;
  • Free admission to an annual luncheon during Alumni Weekend.

Of course, the greatest benefit is knowing you are instrumental to WPI's long-term success. Thank you!

George Alden George I. Alden

Who was George I. Alden?

George I. Alden was born in 1843. He graduated from Harvard's Lawrence School of Science in 1868 and was WPI's first professor of mechanical engineering. Alden served as acting president of WPI twice and was a trustee for 14 years. He helped found the Norton Company in 1885. His ultimate gift was the establishment of a charitable trust that through the years has garnered more than $19.1 million in commitments to WPI and continues to provide vital support to the university.

Barbara and Allen Levesque '59 Barbara and Allen Levesque

Barbara and Allen Levesque '59 - Alden Society Co-chairs

We invite you to consider membership in the Alden Society.

So many of our fellow alumni and friends have worked hard, invested wisely, accumulated property, and built a sizable retirement nest egg over the years. We invite you to explore ways the various assets you have might help you achieve financial goals for your family while also benefiting WPI students and faculty and the remarkable work they do.

Alden Society Members

Click here to view the current list of Alden Society Members!

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