My gift. My way.

Nancy Fifield McConnell ’68Nancy Fifield McConnell ’68

  • Fund development consultant for nonprofit organizations
  • Certified Fundraising Professional
  • Vice president, Safe Shores, D.C.’s Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Married to Nicholas McConnell for 47 years; mother of two, grandmother of one

“I am a Wheaton legacy. My mother graduated Class of 1941. As I grew up, I heard about Wheaton; I met her Wheaton friends and she so hoped that I, too, would go to Wheaton. As an only child leaving home for the first time, my mother was shaped by Wheaton: it gave her lifelong friends, a love of learning and an education that enriched the script for women of that era. I shared her experience—making wonderful friends with whom I still keep in touch after decades; discovering leadership skills; exploring a liberal arts education; and developing an interest in politics and government that still energizes me. As my 50th Reunion approaches, I can think of no better way to honor my legacy than to include a gift to Wheaton in my will. My mother converted my father into an enthusiastic Wheaton supporter. My gift will add to scholarships that he set up. In a small way, I can help ensure the Wheaton legacy continues, so future generations of young people receive an education that will develop their talents and prepare them to be tomorrow’s leaders.”

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