Philanthropy & Wheaton
Join other Wheaton supporters, and you can help our community continue to build a strong culture of philanthropy.
Our generous community members’ support is creating possibilities for the people, programs, and campus places that have come to define the Wheaton College experience. Although COVID-19 has altered our world and our community, one thing that will never change is Wheaton’s commitment to providing students with a world-class academic experience and the skills they need to succeed in their lives beyond Wheaton. There are many new challenges ahead of us. Still, our shared commitment to strengthening connections within the Wheaton community will help us as we support one another and support our students.
Together, we indeed are a community prepared to give new strength and vision to the value of Wheaton’s distinctive liberal arts education. Wheaton’s community of supporters represents a broad spectrum, including alumni, parents, faculty/staff, students, corporations & foundations, and friends. These constituents form a strong base of support that has helped Wheaton see tremendous growth. Learn more about how our collective community continues to be United in Philanthropy.
Through your time, talent, treasure, and ties, your investment can support something important to us all, Wheaton’s resilient and vibrant community.
Ways to Give
Online giving, donor advised funds, corporate matching, and planned legacy gifts—learn about ways you can make a profound impact at Wheaton College.
Jessica Chase Woodyard '07
Supporter, Wheaton Fund
“When I was at Wheaton, I received a scholarship that helped fund a summer internship. That internship profoundly changes my life because it was my first introduction to my career in real estate. I want to pass along to students the same powerful gift that I was given—the opportunity to discover their passion and pursue it.”
Ann Getz Duncan ’69
Supporter, Wheaton Fund
Sees the big picture
“The most important lesson I learned at Wheaton that I use every day is to accept challenges. I often doubted that I could properly complete a difficult assignment, but always ‘cowgirled up’ and eventually managed to do what I thought was impossible. In photography, there are always challenges, both aesthetic and technical.
I support the Wheaton Fund because I so value education and its lifelong benefits. I feel that if you enjoyed school, made some friends, and received an excellent education, you have a civic duty to give back and support your institution.”
Nick Parson '08
Supporter, Wheaton Fund
“I made some of the best friends I could ever ask from at Wheaton, and maintaining a connection with those people and the school itself is a way for me to stay grounded in a world that can sometimes feel like an illusion. I benefited from the contributions that alums made to the Wheaton Fund. So, I feel that is everyone’s duty to support the school and be there for the current and future student body.”
Francesca Peri Wermlinger ’91
Starbucks Coffee Company, Hawaii - Regional vice president
“I was a strong student for most of high school with a high GPA. Junior year, one of my best friends died and my grades suffered. Most colleges passed me over when they saw the decline, but I vividly remember getting a call from Wheaton. The admissions person could tell that something had happened to change my grades and wanted to discover why. To get a personal call asking those questions was very impressive. Wheaton cared. I consider it an honor and responsibility to stay connected 26 years later. The college gave me so much and continues to do so; it is important for me to give back.”
Noah Bernstein ’07
New World Foundation - Program officer and coordinator of special projects
“Wheaton is one of the many places that nurtured my personal and professional growth. I support the Wheaton Fund to invest in underserved and first-generation college students so they can attend one of the top-echelon liberal arts colleges in the country and achieve their goals.”
You provide a dynamic infusion of essential dollars into the life of the college through your Wheaton Fund contribution.
An integral part of the Wheaton Fund. Through the Parents Fund, you make an immediate impact benefitting your student’s Wheaton education.
What will your legacy be? Through planned gifts you can have an impact that lasts for generations.
Lyons Athletic Club
Provide a competitive edge to your favorite team and/or the general athletics fund.
Corporation and Foundation Relations
Secures funding from corporations, foundations, and government agencies to support scholarly interests and institutional priorities.
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