Invest Today. Inspire Tomorrow.
The Wheaton Fund is about right now. When you demonstrate your support through the Wheaton Fund, you ensure a wide variety of student learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom. You make it possible for our faculty to advance their teaching and research.
The Wheaton Fund strives to provide a number of opportunities throughout the year for all members of our community to support our mission at every level. The more we all work together. The greater the impact on our student’s Wheaton experience. The goal of these giving opportunities is to raise awareness and to focus attention on the importance of annual participation. Gifts of participation have an amplifying effect when everyone joins in, and donor participation rates are one of the metrics used in the annual higher-ed rankings to measure overall community engagement.
Thanks to your participation, the Wheaton Fund is realizing record-levels of giving. Much of this success is owed to our community’s commitment to its core institutional values. These values inform our academic priorities and our fundraising concentrates solely on developing support for those priorities. Last fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2019, our community achieved a record-setting $5 million in gifts to the Wheaton Fund from more than 4,000 alumni, parents, faculty, students, and staff. That translated into support for students from every walk of life, for innovative faculty research projects, and for campus life initiatives that are both essential and inspiring.
Wheaton’s community is vital to the success of the college’s annual fundraising efforts. Your participation in Socktober (October 2019), or #GivingTuesday (December 3, 2019), or—looking ahead—on Pay It Forward Day (April 28, 2020) is greatly appreciated. The Wheaton Fund remains a top fundraising priority for the college because a $5 million Wheaton Fund—sustained year after year—would provide the equivalent spending power of a $100 million endowment every year. Your annual participation helps provide the college with a critically important, reliable source of income that will help the college meet the annual costs of supporting essential activities and services.
Thank you for being a part of it all at Wheaton, and thank you for considering a contribution to Wheaton College through the 2019-2020 Wheaton Fund.
Wheaton College’s #GivingTuesday challenge is underway! This year, the college’s challenge focuses on increasing the number of monthly recurring gifts through our Slype Sustainer program.
Wheaton's #GivingTuesday Goal
You help students develop critical reading and thinking skills, presentation expertise, and an aptitude for research with your gift through the Wheaton Fund.
With your contribution through the Wheaton Fund you support both students and faculty in their artistic endeavors—from theatre and dance to visual arts and music.
Wheaton’s athletics programs help shape well-rounded students who excel both on the field and in the classroom.
You further enable students to explore their interests and to apply what they learn through a myriad of hands-on opportunities.
Wheaton Fund donors play a big part in opening the doors for a broad range of students to attend Wheaton.
Wheaton Fund donors play a vital part in getting state-of-the-art technology, laboratory materials and library resources into the hands of students.
With your Wheaton Fund gift, you support college programs that promote social responsibility, including community service—locally and across the globe.
Wheaton Fund donors are dedicated to preserving, maintaining and improving this special place our students call home: our campus buildings and grounds–all with an eye towards sustainability.
Areas to Support
You can direct your Wheaton Fund gift to an area of interest to you.
You will provide immediate resources to today's students with your Wheaton Fund gift.
You are invited to meet some of the students who benefit from your generosity.