Ann Forsberg Conner ’56

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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.”