Building excitement

Go Beyond, Campaign for WheatonThat’s a fitting description for the current state of Go Beyond: Campaign for Wheaton. Thanks to the support of alumnae/i, parents and friends, the college opened the Mars Center for Science and Technology, and it reached its fundraising target for the facility’s construction, maintenance and operation. The campaign now stands at $99 million, and it is headed toward its goal of $120 million by June 30, 2014.

Progress in numbers

Science center: 

  • $35,011,279 committed to expanding and enhancing science facilities through the Mars Center for Science and Technology.
  • Goal: $35 million

Student scholarships: 

  • $30,622,059 committed to increasing scholarship support for Wheaton students and their families.
  • Goal: $50.6 million

Annual support: 

  • $22,226,516 contributed to the Wheaton Fund since July 1, 2005. Alumnae/i, parents and friends have committed $1,431,485 in the past four months.
  • Goal: $4.3 million for fiscal year 2012 (ending June 30, 2012); $34.4 million by June 30, 2014

Student-faculty research: 

  • $400,000 committed to support student-faculty research collaborations through the establishment of endowed funds dedicated to that purpose.

Campaign leadership

  • Kenneth R. Babby ’02
  • Nancy Pearlstine Conger ’67, co-chair
  • Deborah Haigh Dluhy ’62
  • Debra Kent Glidden ’68, co-chair
  • Thomas Hollister, co-chair
  • Janet Lindholm Lebovitz ’72
  • Margaret Dunn Smith ’73

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