Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

My gift. My way.

Helen Brown Leaman ’57Helen Brown Leaman ’57

Former president of Waynesborough Country Club, Paoli, Pa.

Volunteer for Elwyn, Inc., a human services organization 

Torch bearer, 2002 Olympics

Married to Richard Leaman Jr. for 55 years; mother of two; grandmother of six

“Wheaton has blessed my life in so many ways. It provided an environment that allowed me to be myself, and to get to know my professors and fellow students. Its uniqueness served as an incubator for learning, exploring and growing, and for developing treasured, lifelong friends. So, in considering ways to pay tribute to the college, my husband and I chose to establish an endowed scholarship in honor of my history professor, Nancy Norton. In the classroom, she demanded a great deal from us, but she made learning American history fun. And her eyes twinkled when she was playing tennis, cheering on the Red Sox, or just being the wonderful human being that she was. Today Wheaton is an extraordinary place, offering unlimited opportunities for learning. It is a privilege for us to support future generations by establishing the Nancy Norton Endowed Scholarship through our estate plan and by contributing now to an annual Wheaton Fund scholarship.”

Your gift. Your way.

Learn how you can give for the future right now. Call the Office of Gift Planning at 508-286-3459 or visit wheatoncollege.edu/gift-planning.

Photo by Hunter Martin

My gift. My way.

My gift. My way.

Margit Bliss Orange ’57

Retired testing specialist

Austin Area League of Women Voters member

Married to Arnold Orange for 28 years; mother, grandmother

“In May, I will attend my 55th Reunion. As I look forward to renewing friendships with former classmates and getting another glimpse of today’s campus and students, I’m more aware than ever of the importance of supporting Wheaton. I want to make sure that others get an opportunity to have the wonderful experience I had. With the access to educational loans being reduced because of the economy, my husband, Arnie, and I are very aware of the critical need for financial aid in order for Wheaton to recruit and retain highly qualified students with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. So we decided to contribute by pledging funds over the next five years for a Wheaton Fund scholarship and by establishing an endowed scholarship through a bequest. It’s great to know that the scholarships we support will help the promising students who otherwise might not have access to a Wheaton education.”

Learn how you can give for the future right now. Call the Office of Gift Planning at 508-286-3459 or online at wheatoncollege.edu/gift-planning

My gift. My way.

Deborah Dluhy '62Deborah Haigh Dluhy ’62

Dean emerita of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts; retired deputy director of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
2008 Fellow, National Association of Schools of Art and Design; School of the Museum of Fine Arts 2010 Medal Award recipient
Trustee at Wheaton and Maine College of Art

“Wheaton was always there for me; now it’s my turn to be there for Wheaton. Beginning in my freshman year and continuing throughout my professional life, Wheaton faculty and staff encouraged me. They became the mentors who introduced me to my life’s work in the arts and directly assisted me as I applied to graduate school and sought my first job. My high regard for the value of my Wheaton education has grown over time and kept me involved—working with the Alumnae/i Association, my class, and, most recently, with the Board of Trustees. I know how important it is to build the college’s endowment, especially resources for scholarships. That’s why I have designated funds for scholarships through my estate plan. I want to enable future generations to experience the quality education and the powerful, supportive community that so defines Wheaton. I hope that my gift will help make a difference in the lives of others.”

Learn how you can give for the future right now.
Call the Office of Gift Planning at 508-286-3459 or online at wheatoncollege.edu/gift-planning