What is the Senior Class Gift?
The Senior Class Gift is a time-honored tradition and way to say thanks to Wheaton. It provides our class with the opportunity to unite and show our 2016 pride by making our first gift to the Wheaton Fund.
What is the Wheaton Fund?
The Wheaton Fund is the college’s annual giving program and has been touching the lives of every member of our class—including you—since we first arrived on campus. Through the generosity of previous senior classes, alumnae/i, parents, and friends, the Wheaton Fund improves the student experience and helps to defray tuition costs. The Wheaton Fund provides support for almost every program, scholarship, team, club, technology, and social event that we experience each day at Wheaton.
Why does my participation matter?
Making a donation to the Senior Class Gift is not about how much you can or cannot give—it really isn’t. It’s about participation—finding a way to be a part of it. Gifts to the Wheaton Fund enhanced our Wheaton experience. The efforts of alumnae/i, parents, and friends of the college helped us each save over $42,000 during our time here. It’s time for us to pay it back and provide the same opportunities to future students. By giving today, you are helping to build Wheaton’s future.
How much should I give?
Your participation is what matters most! If you’re able, we encourage a gift of $20.16 in honor of our class. By working together, we can really make a difference for future Wheaties—as others did for us!
Can I choose what my gift supports?
Absolutely! You can choose to designate your gift to the following areas:
- Where needed most - Science Equipment
- Student Scholarships - Technology
- Student Activities - Center for Global Education
- Student Athletics - Filene Center
- Library Resources - Faculty Support
- The Arts - Apple Orchard
You can also give a gift in honor of someone!
What does it mean to "split" my gift?
If you give $10 or more, you have the choice of designating half of your gift for use during the current fiscal year and the other half for use during the next fiscal year (our first year out of college).
How do I give?
Wheaton Fund Office
Attn: Senior Class Gift
Mary Lyon Hall