Class Fundraising Volunteer Opportunities

You’re invited! Join the engaged community of Wheaton Fund volunteers – over 100 Wheaton students and alumni who are passionate, dedicated advocates and leaders for their classmates and peers from their Senior Gift to the 50th Reunion and beyond!

As a Wheaton Fund Gift Chair or Gift Committee member, you can expand your impact and create a robust culture of philanthropy, fostering connections between classmates and the college by supporting scholarships, life-changing experiential learning opportunities, athletic programs that build character and investments that sustain Wheaton College.

Discover all the ways your talent, time, and support can enrich the experience of every Wheaton student.

The Wheaton Fund Team is looking forward to collaborating with this year’s Wheaton Fund Gift Chairs and Gift Committee members. This important partnership will play a vital role in sustaining campus initiatives, supporting our students and faculty, and continuing Wheaton’s mission for many classes to come through the Wheaton Fund.

Wheaton Fund Volunteer Roles

Wheaton Fund Gift Chair

Each class has a Gift Chair or Co-Gift Chairs who is/are responsible for leading fundraising efforts in support of the Wheaton Fund during a five-year reunion cycle by recruiting and managing gift committee members, engaging with classmates and soliciting gifts of support. Wheaton Fund Gift Chairs will collaborate with Wheaton Fund Program Managers to set annual goals for both dollars and participation from classmates.

Giving Ambassadors
  • Leadership Ambassador – Classmate who is a member of the Mary Lyon Circle and is interested in soliciting classmates at a leadership level and can mobilize other Leadership Ambassadors
  • Participation Ambassador – Classmate who makes Wheaton a philanthropic priority, has a strong network within the class and can encourage new classmates to make a gift
  • 1834 Society Ambassador – Classmate who makes Wheaton a philanthropic priority, is a member of the 1834 Society and can encourage consecutive giving
Engagement Ambassadors
  • Stewardship Ambassador – Classmate who makes Wheaton a philanthropic priority, is interested in organizing thank you communications and can mobilize other Stewardship Ambassadors
  • Communications Ambassador – Classmate who makes Wheaton a philanthropic priority and is interested in working with the Wheaton Fund Gift Co-Chairs and Wheaton Fund Program Manager to connect with classmates through email and social media on solicitation/engagement campaigns
  • Programming Ambassador – Classmate who makes Wheaton a philanthropic priority and is interested in working with the Wheaton Fund Gift Co-Chairs and Wheaton Fund Program Manager on identifying classmates to host events leading up to Reunion

Interested in getting involved or learning more, contact a Wheaton Fund team member at wheatonfund@wheatoncollege.edu.

Gift Planning Roles

Gift Planning Chair

The Gift Planning Chair position was created to provide leadership from within the 50th Reunion class to raise awareness of estate giving opportunities. The Chair will be a Founders Society member who has made a planned gift of any size. There will be at least one chair per class. The Wheaton Fund Gift Chairs are responsible for raising money for the Wheaton Fund, which goes towards the college’s annual operating expenses. The Gift Planning Chair, on the other hand, concentrates fundraising efforts on capital endowment through planned gifts.

Interested in being a Class Officer?

Visit our Alumni page for more information