Over 600 alumni volunteer their time, talent, and resources to the college — strengthening alumni relationships and serving the entire Wheaton community.
To our volunteers, thank you for all you do for the Wheaton community. It would not be the strong, vibrant community without your hard work and dedication. The Alumni Relations and Wheaton Fund teams, as well as members of our Wheaton Community would like to express our sincere gratitude.
Whether you are currently a volunteer or looking to learn more about volunteering for Wheaton, this page offers valuable resources for you to explore. See below for more information.
Virtual Leadership Month 2021
Resources from Leadership Month
Watch the recording for the “Forward Whea Go: Philanthropy and Volunteerism at Wheaton” session.
View the slides from “The Role of the Class Treasurer” session.
View the slides from the “Class Notes 101: Tips & Best Practices” session.
Watch the recording from “Maximize being a Wheaton Fundraising Advocate” session.
Watch the recording of the State of the College with President Hanno.
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 calls and presides at all class and officers’ meetings. Following the annual Leadership Weekend in the fall, the President and officer team collaborate to write the class letter updating members about the college and class activities.
Class Vice President
The Class Vice President’s primary responsibility is to serve as Class Vice President for the class reunion. During non-reunion years, the Class Vice President assists the President and other class officers when needed. Leading up to and during a reunion year, the Class Vice President organizes and chairs a reunion committee. Strong organizational and communication skills are needed.
The Class Notes/Secretary is the main correspondent between the class officers, the college, and class members. S/he solicits input from class members and writes the Class Notes 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. Like all class officers, the Class Notes/Secretary is expected to make an annual gift to the Wheaton Fund.
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 Class 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.