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.
$100,000 #GivingTuesday Challenge
An anonymous member of Wheaton’s philanthropic community has pledged $100,000 in matching funds that will double or triple the impact of your #GivingTuesday donation. Between November 15 through December 1, all gifts to Wheaton College will be matched 1-to-1, and gifts of $1,000 or more will get a 2-to-1 match!
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Impact of your Support
You provide a dynamic infusion of essential dollars into the life of the college through your Wheaton Fund contribution. Learn more
An integral part of the Wheaton Fund. Through the Parents Fund, you make an immediate impact benefitting your student’s Wheaton education. Learn more
What will your legacy be? Through planned gifts you can have an impact that lasts for generations. Learn more
Lyons Athletic Club
Provide a competitive edge to your favorite team and/or the general athletics fund. Learn more
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Secures funding from corporations, foundations, and government agencies to support scholarly interests and institutional priorities. Learn more
Meet the Team
We’re here to provide the information you need to assist with your interest in supporting Wheaton College through your time, talent, treasure, and ties.
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