Endowment & Bequests

Investing in Thayer’s future

A gift to Thayer School’s endowment is an enduring investment in the academic mission of the school to prepare engineers for “the most responsible positions and most difficult service.” Endowment funding priorities include professorships, student financial aid, and support for the student experience.

Consider investing in Thayer’s future through a gift to the endowment. Contact us to discuss establishing your own endowed fund at Thayer School.


Recruiting innovators and rewarding inspiration

A cutting-edge engineering education requires innovative and dynamic faculty who are both outstanding scholars and extraordinary teachers. The honor of holding an endowed professorship helps Thayer School recruit and retain the best faculty.

Financial Aid

Changing lives and building the future

Endowed engineering fellowships ensure that every qualified student has access to support for the B.E. year and beyond.

Student Experience

Encouraging innovation through project-based learning

Project-based learning—which gives students valuable experience in problem solving, teamwork, and creativity—requires space, supplies, equipment, and intensive faculty and technical support.


Thayer Legacy Society for Planned Giving

A planned gift to Thayer School makes you an automatic member of the Thayer Legacy Society, named after the School's founder, General Sylvanus Thayer.

Members of the Legacy Society strengthen the School's foundation by supporting students, faculty, and programs today and into the future.

Join the committed Legacy members who help secure the future of engineering education at Thayer School.

To meet your personal, financial, and philanthropic goals, we offer many creative and flexible options. Here are 3 of the most popular types of planned gifts:

To find out which planned giving option is right for you, contact:

Carolyn Stone, Senior Associate Director of Gift Planning
+1 (603) 646-2612

Supporting tomorrow's engineers:

"I valued my Thayer School education throughout my career, so I'm happy to have been able to establish a Charitable Remainder Trust that will support future generations of engineering students."
—Thomas Tyler '54 Th'56

Giving back:

Courtney and Jamison Peschel

"Thayer School will always be important to me, and I wanted to be sure that this was captured when Jamie and I created our wills. I benefited from the education and attention I received at Thayer School, and I continue to benefit as an alumna. I want to be able to support and give back to Thayer School as long as possible."
—Courtney V. Peschel '99 Th'00, '01 and Jamison N. Peschel '99 Tu'06