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Fundraising Priorities

Throughout his tenure, President Caprio has led the University through unprecedented growth and progress while continuing to deliver a dynamic learning experience for all students. Honor Dr. Caprio with a gift to any area of the University, or support one of his top priorities.

Featured Opportunities


    Gifts to the President’s Fund for Excellence enable the University to make strategic, tactical investments. These unrestricted gifts allow for crucial flexibility—whether launching new initiatives, capitalizing on emerging opportunities, or addressing pressing needs as they arise. Recognize Dr. Caprio with an unrestricted gift that will have an immediate impact where it is needed most.


    Financial aid is not just helpful to students today; it is essential. By increasing available scholarship aid, we can ensure that a Western New England University education is accessible to every qualified and deserving student. Honor Dr. Caprio’s enduring commitment to equality of opportunity with a gift to student aid.


    The renovation of the St. Germain Campus Center will be a game changer for all students. New features will include an expanded Career Development Center, a redesigned Academic Success Center, and a contemporary Student Advising Center. A hallmark of Dr. Caprio’s tenure has been the unprecedented growth of the physical campus. Support the continued evolution of the University with a gift to the Campus Center Renovation.

Your Impact, Multiplied

  • Campaign for Our Second Century

    One Historic Century. One Bright Future.

    President Caprio’s impact upon Western New England University has been remarkable. Among his many accomplishments, President Caprio launched the most ambitious fundraising endeavor in University history—the Campaign for Our Second Century. With 93% of our $35 million goal achieved, the finish line is in sight. Your support is more crucial than ever. Your gift will honor President Caprio and help to create the next, extraordinary era of Western New England University.

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  • WNEgives

    March 10-11, 2020

    The countdown is on to WNEgives, the University’s annual community giving event. In honor of our founding year, WNEgives begins on Tuesday, March 10 at 8:00 a.m. and ends after 1,919 minutes on Wednesday, March 11 at 3:59 p.m. We can achieve incredible things when members of our community come together to support Western New England University. During WNEgives, you may give to one of the Caprio Challenge fundraising priorities or the area of campus that means the most to you. Mark your gift in honor of President Caprio's retirement and your gift will count towards the Caprio Challenge as well.

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