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 who support and celebrate giving to Wheaton in so may ways!

As a Wheaton Fund volunteer, 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 group of dedicated volunteers. 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 Annual Fund Leadership Council

The Wheaton Annual Fund Leadership Council is composed of alumni volunteers from across class years who are committed to sustaining Wheaton’s academic excellence by building on tradition and ensuring transformation. Members seek to inspire support from fellow alumni by making Leader-level gifts($1,000+)and encouraging members of the Wheaton community to join them in the Mary Lyon Leadership Society.

Membership in the Annual Fund Leadership Council is by invitation only with a commitment of two years and is renewable at the invitation of the Director of the Wheaton Fund.

Interested in learning more about Annual Fund Leadership Council? Contact Patty Grundy, Director of the Wheaton Fund at grundy_patricia@wheatoncollege.edu.

 

Challenge Agents—NEW ROLE!

The Challenge Agent program creates a micro-volunteering opportunity for alumni, students, parents and faculty/staff members to make the greatest impact during Wheaton’s high-impact/time-sensitive fundraising initiatives (i.e., #GivingTuesday& Wheaton’s Giving Day). You can choose to participate in both #GivingTuesday and our Giving Day or decide the timing of one works better than the other for your schedule.

  • Be an enthusiastic supporter of Wheaton by promoting, advocating for, and sharing the impact of Wheaton Fund challenges to the greater Wheaton community.

  • Sign up as an Advocate on the GiveCampus platform and help to promote specific fundraising initiatives digitally.

  • Lead by example, make your gift during one of Wheaton’s Challenges and consider creating a challenge/matching gift opportunity with your network.

  • Support and engage with other challenge agents digitally. Participate in a pre-launch call and regular email exchanges during the Challenge(s).

  • When necessary, report back to Wheaton Fund Volunteer Manager with updates, important information, and any questions or concerns that arise during the challenge.

  • Help identify and recruit new fundraising voices in the Wheaton alumni community

Interested in learning more about becoming a Challenge Agent? Contact Michaela Burke Correia, Volunteer Program Manager at burke_michaela@wheatoncollege.edu.

 

Reunion Giving Volunteers

Reunion Volunteers are critical and core to the success of annual giving at Wheaton. Class volunteers are identified at least one year before their Reunion unless you are in a milestone Reunion [10th, 25th, 50th], and recruitment for Milestone Reunion Volunteers starts just after the 5th, 20th, and 45th Reunions. Reunion Volunteers’ primary focus is on driving reunion engagement, attendance, and dollars. Reunion volunteer terms will last through June 30 of the Reunion cycle.

  • Conduct outreach to a portfolio of 10-20 classmates.

  • Lead by example and make your own gift to the Wheaton Fund annually or pledge a gift by December 31 of each fiscal year. Pledges are payable by June 30.

  • Serve as a signer for targeted engagement, solicitation, and stewardship communications throughout the fundraising year.

  • Help promote class participation in your Reunion Class Gift

  • Participate in occasional conference calls and regular email exchanges.

  • Encourage classmates to return to campus to attend Reunion.

  • If possible, attend the annual Alumni Leadership Conference in October.

  • Report back to your volunteer manager with updates and important information

 

Wheaton Fund Volunteers

This volunteer group is composed of alumni from across class years committed to leading the charge of raising funds through their personal Wheaton network that strengthens philanthropic relationships between the college and its alumni. A membership term for a Wheaton Fund Volunteer is one fundraising year (July 1 through June 30) and is renewable yearly if the volunteer desires.

  • Conduct peer-to-peer outreach by selecting a personalized list of 10-20 alumni that can be grouped by class, affinity, identity, major or region.

  • Lead by example and make your own gift to the Wheaton Fund annually or pledge a gift by December 31 of each fiscal year. Pledges are payable by June 30.

  • Help promote specific fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

  • Serve as an active member of the Wheaton Fund Volunteer group.

  • Participate in occasional conference calls and regular email exchanges.

  • If possible, attend the annual Alumni Leadership Conference in October.

  • Report back to Wheaton Fund Volunteer Manager with updates and important information. Relay questions or concerns that arise during conversations with alumni.

  • Help identify and recruit new fundraising volunteers from the Wheaton community.

Interested in getting involved or learning more? Contact a Wheaton Fund team member at wheatonfund@wheatoncollege.edu.
Interested in being a Class Officer with Alumni Relations? Visit our Alumni page for more information.