I counted four exclamation points in the short message, three of them after a variation of "We need your support more than ever!" The tuition you charge in excess of $40,000 per year isn't enough? I can't afford to support you, WPI, I'm still working on supporting myself. Someday, when the student loans are paid, I will give to WPI. I liked it there. I would recommend it to my younger relatives, if I thought they could afford the debt burden it would cause.
I guess that's really my question for WPI and the Alumni Relations/Giving office: Why should my money go to you instead of towards my student loans?