Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

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Ann Forsberg Conner ’56

Ann Forsberg Conner ’56 (Photo/Stew Milne)

Ann Forsberg Conner ’56

  • Real estate broker at Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Philanthropist of the Year for Child & Family (social service provider in Rhode Island)
  • Wheaton Fund gift chair; board member of the United Way, the Rhode Island Foundation and Redwood Library
  • Married to Bob Conner for 51 years

“Women’s and men’s education, particularly in the liberal arts, is becoming more and more critical in today’s world because it broadens our perspective and depth of thinking. Bob and I believe in the outstanding education you receive at Wheaton for this reason. We also are so proud that Wheaton continues to be a leader in producing Fulbright scholars and attracting the best students. We started giving back to Wheaton through the Wheaton Fund and continue that to this day. Seeing our immediate impact on scholarship through our gifts, we decided to include Wheaton in our estate plan by establishing an endowed scholarship that will help students and secure the future of the college. We all should be aware that we live in a country that relies upon philanthropy and be proud that we are able to lift up organizations and institutions. Hopefully we all believe in what our efforts can do and we will all join in.”

Your gift. Your way.

Learn how you can give for the future right now.

Call the Office of Gift Planning at 508-286-3459 or visit online at giftplanning.wheatoncollege.edu.

My gift. My way.

Melissa McNerney Babcock ’84Melissa McNerney Babcock ’84

  • Director of planned giving at Catholic Church Extension Society, Chicago, Ill.
  • Serves on several boards, including The Service Club of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, the Guild of the Chicago History Museum and Friends of Conservation
  • Married to Brian Babcock Sr., mother of two

“Wheaton made a tremendous impact on my life. The environment was comfortable and supportive, yet challenging. The staff and professors encouraged me to grow, and helped me become the person I am today. Wheaton instilled in me the confidence that I could do whatever I put my mind to, not because I was a woman, not because of my race or religious affiliation, but because of who I was. This was a very empowering message that I carry with me to this day. I truly enjoyed all the different people I met, from all different backgrounds, different parts of the country and the world. It was an eye-opening experience that enhanced my education. I keep in touch with many of my friends, and my niece was a proud member of the Class of 2016. In my current position as the director of planned giving for a nonprofit, I see the incredible impact that a planned gift can make. I want to do that for Wheaton to make a difference in the lives of students.”

Learn how you can give for the future right now.

Call the Office of Gift Planning at 508-286-3459 or visit online at giftplanning.wheatoncollege.edu.

My gift. My way.

Sara Dreier Moya ’67Sara Dreier Moya ’67

  • Arizona State University faculty associate
  • Paradise Valley, Arizona, vice mayor and council member
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program of FEMA, Arizona, chair
  • Married to Robert Moya for 50 years; mother of two, grandmother of two

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My gift. My way.

Diane-Troderman-4Diane Leshefsky Troderman ’63

  • Philanthropist and volunteer
  • Wheaton College honorary degree recipient, 2013
  • Board member of Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Leadership Institute
  • Married to Harold Grinspoon for 32 years; between them they have six children and 11 grandchildren

“At my 50th Reunion, when I received an honorary doctorate, I told the graduates that taking the time to think about one’s legacy is a wake-up call to examine how one lives. I am constantly thinking about the Jewish values that have shaped my life. One is tikkun olam (repair of the world) and the other is tzeddakah, a concept that combines charity, righteousness and justice. Infused in both of these values is the mandate to give back. We all want to live a good life. Giving back makes it a great life. As a volunteer, philanthropist and leader in the Jewish education field, I give back because I want to help those in need as an expression of where I came from. Wheaton opened me up to new ways of seeing the world. I’m indebted to the college, not only for the education I received but also for the friendships formed. I am thrilled to include Wheaton in my estate plans to help ensure the impact the college will continue to have through the generations to come. In a very real sense, we are stewarding the future, reaffirming our commitment to make a difference where it counts.”

Learn how you can give for the future right now.

Call the Office of Gift Planning at 508-286-3459 or visit online at giftplanning.wheatoncollege.edu.