Two challenges, endless opportunities

Spring classes may be finished, but the year is not yet over—nor is the excitement.

Anonymous donors have pledged a combined $125,000 to the Wheaton Fund in two end-of-the-year challenges: the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) #WheaGive Challenge and the Mary Lyon Leadership Society Challenge.

“This is a great opportunity for members of the Wheaton community to join together and increase their collective impact,” said Amy Bostock Laprey, director of the Wheaton Fund. “We hope news of these opportunities motivate alumnae/i, parents and others to step forward and support the 2015-2016 Wheaton Fund before June 30.”

Students and faculty have much to gain. This infusion of dollars would support scholarships and experiential learning opportunities, greater access to cutting-edge technology and laboratory supplies, enhanced arts and cultural programs, and much more.

Through the GOLD #WheaGive Challenge, alumnae/i of the past decade can see their donation double or even quadruple, thanks to a $25,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor.

The donor will match gifts, received before June 30, at the following levels: $5-$20 (1:1); $21-$49 (2:1); $50-99 (3:1); and $100+ (4:1). Learn more about this challenge at its Wheaton’s Whea Can Do It crowdfunding page.

The Mary Lyon Leadership Society Challenge encourages 50 new alumnae/i or supporters to join the society by giving at the leadership level (contributions for the most recent graduates begin at $100.) If successful, an anonymous donor will contribute $100,000 to the Wheaton Fund.

Society members act as leaders who ensure Wheaton’s vitality for current and future generations. Their contributions represent more than 85 percent of total Wheaton Fund gifts. (Learn more about how to join.)

During this month, graduates of the last decade can get two for the price of one. Those who participate in the Mary Lyon Leadership Society Challenge will also see their gifts counted towards the GOLD #WheaGive Challenge.GOLD #WheaGive Challenge Icon (2)