6th Annual Pay It Forward Challenge

Friday, April 22–Friday, April 29, 2022


One hundred eighty-seven years ago—on April 22—the Wheaton Female Seminary opened its doors to its first 50 students. Since that day, Wheaton’s mission to provide a transformative educational experience with timeless liberal arts values has shaped the lives of more than 28,500 alumni, who have each gone into the world and begun paying it forward by creating their own ripple effect of change on society. To honor Wheaton’s liberal arts mission and values that have stood strong over the years, the Pay It Forward Challenge is an opportunity for community members to support the college during a week-long giving initiative, which provides our students and faculty with the much-needed resources that continues to support the promise and possibility of fueling Wheaton’s transformative educational experience through the Wheaton Fund.

During Wheaton’s 6th Annual Pay It Forward Challenge donations made through the Wheaton Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar—up to $187,000—in challenge funds established by a generous group of 41 Wheaton alumni, parents, staff, and friends.


2022 Pay It Forward Challengers

Robert Alberts and Sarah Raunecker P’22  |  Marco Barbone ’09  |  Sharon F. Callahan-Miller ’84
Gena Canning P’23  |  BJ Cataldo ’79  |  Cronin Family
Susan Johnson Dimmick ’76  |  Julian Draz ’21  |  Ann Woodcock Hurd Fralix ’62
Marilyn Gass ’58  |  Sandra Herbst ’94  |  Brenda L. Hill ’94
Andreas and Marian Ide P’22  |  Donna Barker Johnson ’67  |  Jane and Bob Keiter ’64, P’94
Zoe Hack Keller ’05  |  Lauren Kramer P’23  |  Paula Laliberte ’86
Katherine Lee ’91  |  Amanda Macaulay ’60  |  Heather MacFarlane ’00 and Taylor MacFarlane ’01
John and Kendra Malloy P’22  |  Kate Johnson Nielsen ’76  |  Laura Perkins ’91
Jane Protzman ’59  |  Marcia Gutsche Rutledge ’83  |  Elizabeth A. Segal ’77
Nancy Dewey Simpson ’51  |  Alice Dana Spencer ’69  |  Sheryl Lorenson Stone ’72
Margery Sullivan ’63  |  John Talanian ’93  |  John and Genie Trevor P’22
Joan Ackermann Webb ’62  |  Jane Claytor Webster ’71  |  Connie Wesley ’65
Sarah Wheeler ’62  |  John Wieland S’63  |  Elena Wong ’07  |  Dellie Smith Woodring ’62