Leaving a Legacy
The 50th Reunion at Wheaton is a milestone – an opportunity to reconnect and reminisce with classmates through special programs and a chance to create a legacy to leave a lasting impact on Wheaton through the class gift.
The 50th Reunion cycle begins the year following your 45th Reunion. In the years leading up to your 50th, your class will host 70th birthday celebrations and mini-reunions to build excitement; your class officers and gift chairs will enlist the help of you and your classmates to volunteer for opportunities with reunion planning and building your class gift.
Additionally, all 50th Reunion classes will create a memory book – a favorite memento – that captures personal essays and photos.
Upcoming 50th Reunion Dates
1970 May 15–17, 2020
1971 May 21–23, 2021
1972 May 20–22, 2022
1973 May 19–21, 2023
50th Reunion Giving
In addition to celebrating, you and your class will have an opportunity to continue the tradition of leaving a legacy through your philanthropic commitments to Wheaton. The 50th Class Gift is unique in counting all Wheaton Fund and Capital gifts, including outright and declared gifts through your estate, gifts made the four years leading up to Reunion and during your 50th Reunion year, and pledges made the four years after – nine years in total.
You and your classmates are invited to consider making a larger impact with a multi-year comprehensive gift through outright gifts of cash or stock and planned gifts (i.e. bequests, charitable gift annuities, etc.). For more information about gift planning, click here.