Caprio Challenge

Celebrating the Impact and Influence of President Anthony S. Caprio

After 24 years of distinguished leadership, President Caprio will retire from Western New England University. The longest serving president in our history, his career at the University comes to a close at the intersection of the recent celebration of our Centennial and the beginning of our second century.

$1 Million Caprio Challenge

Launched in February of 2020, the Caprio Challenge is a fundraising initiative to recognize President Caprio for his leadership, dedication, and service to Western New England University. A group of trustees and benefactors has offered up to $500,000 in matching funds for gifts in honor of President Caprio.

Honor Dr. Caprio with a gift in support of his fundraising priorities, or direct your gift to the area of the University that is most important to you. Your gift will help us access $500,000 from our Challenge Leaders and move us toward our $1 million goal in honor of President Caprio’s retirement.

Learn more about Dr. Caprio’s legacy, fundraising priorities, and our Challenge Leaders at

Thank You to Our Challenge Leaders!

John J. Brennan ’71
Janet Johnson Bullard ’69
Kevin S. Delbridge ’77/H’19
Michael J. Flynn ’82/G’83
Stanley Kowalski III ’92
Kenneth M. Rickson ’75
Roger W. Wade L’82
Kathleen A. White ’78
Lyman and Leslie Wood