My gift. My way.

Pamela Harris Johnston '65Pamela Harris Johnston ’65

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute president and member of the Libraries Advancement Council at the University of Oregon
  • Married to Roy Johnston, mother of four, grandmother of four

“In advance of my 50th class Reunion, which will be in May, I fulfilled a dream to endow a named scholarship at Wheaton in honor of my parents, John and Elizabeth Harris. Although fully funding a scholarship is beyond my reach currently, I realized I could make a bequest with a gift through estate planning. Like my parents, I believe that an excellent liberal arts education helps one to live life abundantly and make a difference in the world. As an educator and advancement officer at both private and public universities, I am delighted to see how Wheaton has evolved and continues to thrive. The college offers many opportunities to a broad spectrum of students for scholastic and experiential learning, research, independent study, service, study abroad, and on-campus activities. The experience of a strong liberal arts education is why I have stayed involved with Wheaton over the years through area alumnae/i groups, leadership weekends, campaigns and Reunions. My goal is to give future students the benefit of a Wheaton education, and to establish a legacy of giving for my own children and grandchildren.”

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