ALUMNI & GIVING

  • Foundations and Corporations

    Foundations and corporations are valued partners that support Worcester State University's mission to provide students a quality, accessible, affordable education. Grants, matching gifts, and in-kind contributions help fund students scholarships, student research, faculty development, athletic teams, lecture series, cultural events, and more.

    They also provide vital support for University programs and initiatives that transform lives and enrich our communities. These include:

    • The Intergenerational Urban Institute, which works to eliminate hunger and provides tutoring for elderly immigrants
    • The Latino Education Institute, which improves the academic achievement and well-being of Latino students (grades K-16) and their families
    • The Upward Bound program, which prepares disadvantaged high-school seniors for college
    • The Enactus Club, which prepares students for entrepreneurship and business success
    • The Speech-Language-Hearing-Center, which provides speech, language, and hearing services to the residents from throughout Central Massachusetts

    Here is a sampling of the ways foundations and corporations are our valued partners:

    • The George I. Alden Trust awarded generous funding for the Kaylan K. Ghosh Center for Science & Technology campaign to upgrade technology and equipment.
    • The Davis Educational Foundation supported faculty development in high-impact learning practices and integrative learning.
    • The Fletcher Foundation funding supported Worcester State University’s affiliation with the Worcester Center for Crafts with the grant funds for the Ceramics Studio renovation project.
    • The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation gave generously to the Latino Education Institute and supported the transformation of our Fuller Theater into a state-of-the-art teaching theater. Most recently it provided a leadership gift to the Campaign for Student Wellness & Athletic Excellence.
    • The Greater Worcester Community Foundation provided funding for the Latino Education Institute’s educational programming as well as curriculum development and scholarships for the Dr. Lillian R. Goodman Department of Nursing.
    • The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts grant support enabled the Speech-Language-Hearing Center to launch a new audiology program.
    • The Stoddard Charitable Trust awarded grant funding for the Kalyan K. Ghosh Center for Science & Technology campaign to upgrade technology and equipment as well as the Worcester Center for Crafts’ Ceramics Studio renovation.

    Our business and foundation partners also provide valuable internship opportunities and help us fulfill our commitment to community service. Working with more than 350 partners, more than 2,200 Worcester State University students engage in community-based programs each year, addressing issues like hunger, homelessness, child welfare, literacy, environmental protection, and social justice.

    To learn more about how your organization can support Worcester State University, please contact Vice President of University Advancement Thomas M. McNamara at 508-929-8141 or tmcnamara@worcester.edu.
     




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    Shaughnessy Administration Building
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    Phone: 508-929-8141