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Your gift ensures that every student at Wentworth thrives while they are here. From the classroom to the field to the lab, donors like you provide the resources that help students on the path to success. Read on for ways that you can make an impact.

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Breaking New Ground

Athletics at Wentworth has a history almost as long as the university itself. Beginning with baseball in 1914, the

Why Give?

Wentworth’s alumni, friends, and partners are vital to our ability to deliver a hands-on, high-value educational experience. 

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Key Priorities

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The Wentworth Fund

The Wentworth Fund raises unrestricted dollars that empower the university to direct support where it is needed most.

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Wentworth is committed to providing students with an education that equips them with a highly valued skillset. Gifts to any of our five Schools ensures that we continue to provide a high value learning experience.

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Support for Athletics enhances the experience of Wentworth's student-athletes, enabling them to be competitive on and off the court.

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Financial Aid

Support for Financial Aid eliminates the stress of paying for college, bringing a Wentworth education within reach of more students each year.

Ways to Give

There are many ways to make your gift to Wentworth. Learn about some of the most common ways to make a gift.

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Connect with Us

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Crate Herbert
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Vice President, Institutional Advancement and External Relations

Crate Herbert is the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and External Relations, providing strategic oversight of alumni and donor relations, marketing and communications, industry and government partnerships, individual giving, and university events.

Xander Bennett


Alexander “Xander” Bennett
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Senior Associate Director of Industry Engagement

Xander Bennet joined Wentworth in late 2021. Since then, he has enjoyed connecting with students, faculty, alumni, and corporate partners to elevate the mission and bring resources to bear in support of high-value, hands- on learning. Away from campus Xander is an avid cyclist and traveler. He earned his Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Katherine DePrimo


Katie DePrimo
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Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, Institutional Advancement

Katie DePrimo joined the Institutional Advancement & External Relations team at Wentworth in 2014 and serves as the Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, providing over a decade of experience in higher education fundraising and engagement. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing, designing, and implementing an omni-channel annual giving and alumni relations program that supports the university and provides mutually beneficial and meaningful engagement opportunities for alumni and the university.

Samantha Lawson


Samantha Lawson
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Associate Director of Foundation Engagement

Samantha is an experienced fundraising professional with expertise in corporate and foundation partnerships. Prior to joining Wenworth in 2023, Samantha worked at education and youth development nonprofit organizations in the Boston area. She is dedicated to fostering relationships that advance Wentworth's mission and make a positive impact on the community.

Erik Ryan


Erik Ryan
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Senior Major Gifts Officer, Institutional Advancement

Erik is passionate about education and enjoys connecting with alumni, parents, and friends to hear about the impact Wentworth has had on their lives. Erik has more than 20 years’ professional experience across corporate and higher education industries and is a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Massachusetts and a long time volunteer at Boston Childrens Hospital. During Erik’s leisure time, he enjoys running, traveling with his wife, and dining out.  

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Aamir Suleman
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Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Iyanna Williams


Iyanna Williams
Position title
Major Gift Officer

Iyanna Williams joined Wentworth in 2021, bringing a passion for cultivating long-lasting relationships with alumni, parents, and friends of the university to her work. Through passionate advocation, Iyanna aids in garnering further support for Wentworth Institute of Technology and its students. By supporting initiatives like inclusive excellence and strategic partnerships, Iyanna helps Wentworth to provide a high value education to its students now, and in the future.