Great expectations met

Wheaton’s supporters propelled the college’s comprehensive campaign to new heights during fiscal year 2011, contributing more than $18.5 million in the 12-month period.

Mars Center for Science and Technology

With the books for the year closing on June 30, 2011, the Go Beyond total stood at  $95,474,676.

The campaign grew by $18,593,510 in new gifts and pledges during FY11. That sum is the third largest total ever contributed in a fiscal year at Wheaton–exceeded only by campaign years 2007 and 2008.

The Wheaton Fund for FY11 surpassed its $4.1 million goal, coming in at $4,104,865 and also attracting an increase in alumnae/i participation. Growing the Wheaton Fund through increased giving and broader donor participation is a priority of the campaign. Other main initiatives are student financial aid and the new Mars Center for Science and Technology, pictured here under construction.

“Wheaton’s donors have truly ‘gone beyond’ expectations this year,” said Mary Casey, vice president for college advancement. “We are tremendously grateful.”

The campaign’s public phase was launched in October 2010, and the expected completion date is June 30, 2014.