Creating momentum

Go Beyond, Campaign for WheatonGoing further than anyone expected—that’s the spirit of Wheaton and Go Beyond: Campaign for Wheaton. In fact, alumnae/i, parents and friends pushed the Wheaton Fund more than $125,000 beyond its $4.3 million goal. How? More alums gave to the fund this year, and more gave more to support current students and the programs on which they depend. All that giving is making a difference. The campaign now stands at more than $108.6 million, on its way toward the 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: 

$36,611,625 committed to increasing scholarship support for Wheaton students and their families.

Goal: $50.6 million

Annual support: 

$27,099,021 contributed to the Wheaton Fund since July 1, 2005. Alumnae/i, parents and friends have committed $4,431,895 from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012.

Goal: $4.3 million for fiscal year 2012 (ended on 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 for that purpose.

Artificial turf field: 

$3,053,072 committed for construction of an artificial turf field and lighting to expand opportunities for intercollegiate, club and intramural sports.

Goal: $3,865,000 by June 30, 2013.

More online at