Pay It Forward Day—celebrated Sunday, April 28—is a global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. We believe that small acts, when multiplied by hundreds of people can change the world for the better!
To celebrate, your donation—now through April 30—will be matched by anonymous Wheaton community members, dollar-for-dollar up to $70,000.
Make your gift today!
Your support as part of the Wheaton Parent and Family Giving program aims to connect you to the mission of the College and to the broader Wheaton community. You’re invited to continue the journey alongside your student through meaningful opportunities for engagement, volunteerism, and philanthropy—and as part this day of giving.
Additional Ways to Give
You can now participate in Pay It Forward Day by making a donation using PayPal!
Matching Gifts Program
Double or even triple your gift’s impact on the college! Contact your company’s personnel or human resources office to find out if your employer, or your spouse’s employer, has a matching gift program.
Appreciated Securities & Stock
Here is a quick guide to ensure the successful execution of your unrestricted, publicly-traded securities.
You can choose to make your gift in automatic monthly installments—turning your annual gift into an affordable way to support Wheaton College.
You can now participate in Pay It Forward Day by searching for @WheatonMA!
Did you know you can make a gift to the Wheaton Fund from the annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your qualified IRA retirement funds?
You can direct your plan administrator to make these funds paid directly to Wheaton from your retirement account, thereby relieving you of paying taxes on any tax-deferred funds withdrawn and given directly to Wheaton.
For more information, please contact Amy Dumont ’09 in the Office of Gift Planning (508) 286-3384.
Pay It Forward by Leaving a Legacy
What will your legacy be?
A legacy gift can benefit both you and Wheaton—all during your lifetime and afterward. We can help you find the best way to make your gift, and perhaps find a gift option that you might not have otherwise thought was possible, such as:
You could add an addendum to your will or trust that designates an amount or percentage to go to Wheaton. A clear advantage of this gift is that it does not impact your current lifestyle at all, but it does provide Wheaton with assets for its future stability.
Life Income Gifts
You could establish a charitable gift annuity that you would provide you with fixed payments for life in exchange for a gift of cash or securities to Wheaton.
You can designate Wheaton as a beneficiary of your retirement plans or life insurance policies. A clear advantage of this gift is that it does not impact your current lifestyle at all, but it does provide Wheaton with assets for its future stability.