President's Fund for Innovation

4% of 100 Donor goal
This campaign ended on April 22, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Wheaton College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorKatelyn Brewer matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorClaryce Medard matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorGenerous Anonymous Donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $100,000
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Generate 10 gifts and you will receive a custom Wheaton tote bag filled with Wheaton swag!

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Generate 5 gifts and you will receive a Wheaton T-Shirt, a Wheaton College exercise armband, Key for your computer, a coaster with the Wheaton seal and a vintage Wheaton window decal!
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803 Donors - $487,444 Donated

Wheaton stands poised at a major milestone. Buoyed by a tradition of innovation, the college begins its next phase with new leadership, an expanded charter, and a renewed commitment to growth and transformation. Support through the President's Fund for Innovation will fund new leadership initiatives that fuel growth in academic programs and student enrollment.

Day of Giving Overview

Hear what the Student Engagement Ambassadors have to say about the impact your generosity has on their lives at Wheaton.

On a personal note, as an alumna and current member of the Wheaton Fund team, I wanted to share why I do what I do for Wheaton. When I spend time with our student callers I reflect fondly on the calls I made to people like you. When I make my own gift to Wheaton it’s to brighten the future of the students like so many alumni, parents, and friends of the college did for me. I am forever grateful to Wheaton and all who support the college to strengthen and better our community. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our inaugural Day of Giving.

451 days ago by Isabel Pongratz
Live from Mary Lyon Hall!

Our Student Engagement Ambassadors are here in Mary Lyon all day working hard to call as many of our alumni as possible. They are helping us any way they can to help us reach our goal. We have about 800 more donors to go. Give the students something to celebrate and donate if you get their call!

451 days ago by Isabel Pongratz
Giveaway Winners Announcement #1

Here are the list of winners so far: Haegan Forrest '94, Sophia Hatzikos '20, Ellen Fossett '16, Gretchen Crowley '83, Cole Paul '23, and Zach Brunelle - Friend & Family of Women's Field Hockey. Check back here for real time winners!

452 days ago by Isabel Pongratz
Today is the Day!

We have officially made it to our first-ever Day of Giving! We’ve been having a blast the past few days, and now it’s time to put the pedal to the metal to reach our goal. We are so grateful to everyone who has already donated. If you haven’t donated yet, there’s still time! Be sure to make your gift before 11:59pm tonight.

452 days ago by Isabel Pongratz
Day 2 Overview

What a day! We’ve got over 600 donors lighting up our campus tonight. We are so grateful for all your support as we head into our first official Day of Giving, tomorrow April 22nd.

452 days ago by Isabel Pongratz
Philanthropy on Campus

Yesterday we had a blast here on campus, all thanks to generous donors like you! Our mission, along with reaching our goal of 1,500 donors, is to cultivate a strong culture of philanthropy on Wheaton’s campus. Check out some photos from our day yesterday and stay tuned for more exciting updates!

452 days ago by Isabel Pongratz
Breaking News From Mary Lyon Hall!

A generous anonymous donor has been inspired by the 500+ community members who have stepped forward thus far and has offered to donate $100 per donor up to $100,000!

Check out this video featuring:

  • Lyndsey Aguilar, Associate Director, Residential Life
  • Charles Campbell ’23 & Clara Gonsalves ’25, Lead Student Engagement Ambassadors
  • Jessica Kuszaj, Associate Director, Arts Events & Publicity 
  • Nick Dorzweiler, Professor of the Practice of Political Science & Women's and Gender Studies
  • Elizabeth Michaud ’21, Assistant Director, Admissions

In addition, see student performances from:

  • SOLE Step Team
  • Rushlight
  • The Blend
  • Dance Company
  • Chamber Singers
453 days ago by Isabel Pongratz
Day 1 Overview

What a great start to our inaugural Day of Giving. We have reached 486 donors so far on Day 1 of the official launch! Seeing the Wheaton community come together is what makes this day so special. As our number of donors continues to grow, check out our luminaria celebration as our donors light up campus.

453 days ago by Isabel Pongratz

As part of this weekends celebrations we are going to be giving away prizes for every hundredth donor who gives to our campaign! These will be special swag bags with limited edition Wheaton items! Check our social media pages @WheatonMAAlum for winner announcements.

Let’s keep the momentum going with 440 donors strong, we need 1,060 more donors to reach our goal. And one last reminder, today is the LAST DAY for our Early Bird Special! We’ve got a donor adding a “0” to the end of any gift $10-$250 made by the classes 2013-2026. Don’t miss your chance to increase your impact tenfold!

454 days ago by Isabel Pongratz
Day of Giving Kickoff!

Today on campus we are kicking off our Day of Giving with food, friends and fun! Building a stronger culture of philanthropy is our mission through these festivities and we hope you'll give today to support endeavors like these!

Swing by the Dimple for some donuts, cupcakes or popcorn! Maybe you'd like to take a ride on a mechanical bull or race against your friends on an EPIC bouncy obstacle course. 

The rest of the weekend we've got a great line up to celebrate our Day of Giving. Keep your eyes out for more updates to come!

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454 days ago by Patty Grundy

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