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The Campaign for Poly: Honoring the Past and Investing in the Future

The Campaign for Poly is the $10 million fundraising effort by the BPI Foundation to ensure Poly maintains and builds on its long tradition of academic excellence.  The Foundation has committed support for many programs and projects to benefit the school and its students. 

Please consider a gift to one of the funds, programs, projects or class gifts below:
  • Gifts designated to the General Fund will be used where the need is greatest.

  • The Class of 1966 established the Karl E. Yount Memorial Scholarship in 2011 to recognize an exceptional teacher, mentor and friend. Since that time, 18 scholarships totaling more than $25,000 has been awarded to well-deserving Poly seniors.

  • The Technology Initiative enhances current technology for students and faculty so Poly can continue to provide a top-notch education in today’s technical world.

  • The Lumsden General Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to graduating seniors who have a strong academic record and high financial need.  Gifts can also be made to specific scholarships. Please click here for a listing of all Foundation Scholarships.

  • The Chambliss Hardship Fund helps students who need financial assistance purchasing school supplies and uniforms.

  • The Memorial Brick Walk Program gives alumni the opportunity
    to have their name engraved on a brick that is placed in the Memorial Brick   
    Walk  located outside of the school.  The entire cost of the $100 brick is 
    tax-deductive and the proceeds benefit the Campaign for Poly General   

  • The Stepping Up for Poly Campaign asks alumni from 1970     
    through 2002 to “step up” and support their alma mater as we pass the torch to  
    the next generation of alumni.  Gifts received through the Stepping Up  
    for Poly Campaign can be designated to any fund or school program.

  • The BPI Foundation will gladly facilitate gifts to support   
    any of the current Poly athletic teams. Fundraising programs for baseball and swimming have been established.

  • Funds are being accepted to support the Poly Archives, a    
    wonderful room dedicated to preserving the history of Poly.

  • The Poly Robotics Program utilized gifts made by alumni and 
    friends to support travel and registration fees to robotics events across the  
    country as well as for the purchase of new parts and equipment.

Class Projects and Gifts
  • The Class of 1966 is raising funds for Poly's Pay It Forward program, which places Poly students in summer STEM internships, gaining valuable professional experience and networking opportunities.  

  • The Class of 1963 has initiative a Charitable Giving Campaign to build on the success of their 50th Reunion Class Gift of $54,000 to support the Fab Lab in the Engineering Department. The Charitable Giving Campaign will be an ongoing fundraising campaign.

  • The Class of 1984 Centennial Challenge is the effort by Poly’s 100th graduating class to raise $100,000 to support robotics, scholarships and director’s projects.

There are many ways to give through the BPI Foundation, such as cash bequests, stocks, and appreciated securities.  If you would like to explore ways to make Poly part of your legacy, please contact the Foundation and Alumni Office at 410-889-7659 or alumni@bpi.edu.