surpassing goal

(NEWS) June 30, 2020

A late surge in giving propelled Wheaton’s three-year fundraising initiative, Creating Possibility, to a grand total of $52.3 million in new gifts and pledges from 7500 donors, exceeding the $50 million goal by four percent.

During the last three years, Wheaton experienced steady growth in annual giving through the Wheaton Fund, an increase in planned gifts, higher levels of giving to athletics, and an increase of support from corporations and foundations.

These higher levels of support help to underwrite Wheaton’s Strategic Plan and fulfill its mission to provide a transformative liberal arts education for intellectually curious students in a collaborative, academically vibrant residential community that values a diverse world.

You can read more about Creating Possibility  in the fall issue of Wheaton Magazine.

Creating Possibility is a three-year initiative to generate $50 million in support of core institutional priorities.


Investing in our world-class faculty through retention and recruitment efforts, and supporting our accomplished students through scholarships and internships.


Enhancing our curricular and co-curricular programs in experiential learning, leadership, and social entrepreneurship. Establishing a new Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning.


Advancing a strategic campus renewal plan for Wheaton’s living and learning spaces.

The Wheaton Fund

Achieving higher levels of current-use giving through sustainable growth of donors and dollars.

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