Your Wheaton experience will continue long after you’ve crossed the stage at Commencement. There will be many occasions to network and build community within and beyond your class as you celebrate new milestones as alumni. Whether you are planning your Senior Gift or your 50th Reunion, you will have the opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with classmates while giving back to students who are just beginning their Wheaton journey.
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Class Officer Positions
Class Officers are the College’s liaisons to the rest of the class and in turn, the College looks to these individuals for advice, input and ideas.
The Class President provides leadership, support and encouragement to the other officers and members of the class. The President also calls and presides at all class and officers’ meetings. The President will collaborate in the creation of a class newsletter.
The Vice President’s primary responsibility is to serve as the Reunion Program Coordinator for the class reunion. During non-reunion years, the Vice President assists the President and other class officers when needed. Leading up to and during a reunion year, the VP organizes and chairs a reunion committee. Strong organizational and communication skills are needed.
Wheaton Fund Chair
Each class has a Gift Chair or Co-Gift Chairs who is/are responsible for leading fundraising efforts in support of the Wheaton Fund during a five-year reunion cycle by recruiting and managing gift committee members, engaging with classmates and soliciting gifts of support. Wheaton Fund Gift Chairs will collaborate with Wheaton Fund Program Managers to set annual goals for both dollars and participation from classmates.
The Class Secretary/Correspondent is the main correspondent between the class officers, the college, and the members of the class. S/he writes the Class Notes section for the Wheaton Magazine, passes on class member address changes to the college, and takes minutes at class meetings. A sense of humor and good writing skills are helpful.
The Class Webmaster is responsible for updating and maintaining the class Web pages and/or the class social media page. The Webmaster creates content and procures photographs and letters to share on the class Web pages. This volunteer does not need to be a technological whiz. Anyone with average computer skills and a familiarity with the Internet can easily manage the class pages. Training and ongoing support will be provided by a member of the Alumni Relations staff.
Gift Planning Chair
The Gift Planning Chair position was created to provide leadership from within the 50th Reunion class to raise awareness of estate giving opportunities. The Chair will be a Founders Society member who has made a planned gift of any size. There will be at least one chair per class. The Wheaton Fund Gift Chairs are responsible for raising money for the Wheaton Fund, which goes towards the college’s annual operating expenses. The Gift Planning Chair, on the other hand, concentrates fundraising efforts on capital endowment through planned gifts.
The Treasurer maintains a class bank account and handles payment for special class activities incurred during reunion. The account is funded either through annual class dues or special reunion assessments. During non-reunion years, the Treasurer coordinates the collection of class dues.