Christina “Chris” Toro ’89

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Associate director, Office of Leadership Giving, MIT
Board member, Countryside Children’s Center, Newton, Mass.
Married to Bonnie Leonard for eight years; mother of two

“I have always felt grateful for my Wheaton education and knew that I wanted to give back in a significant way. Before I entered my first year at Wheaton, my mom insisted that I try to repay, in the
form of philanthropy, the financial aid assistance that I received. By making a legacy gift in support of scholarships, I can honor my mom as well as help future generations of Wheaton students.
This decision is more emotional than practical for me. I’m a great believer in a liberal arts education and Wheaton’s mission. As a graduate of the Class of 1989, I want to make a statement that my
time at Wheaton was nurturing yet academically challenging, and that it prepared me for life beyond the Dimple.