Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton, one of Wheaton's original founders and its first benefactor, gave the statue and fountain of Hebe to the Wheaton Seminary for its fiftieth anniversary in 1884. Today, Hebe has become the centerpiece for many campus traditions. Hebe, the "cupbearer to the gods" of the ancient Greek religions, also stands for the spirit of Wheaton: to be of service. Founders Society members exemplify that same spirit of service by making a planned or legacy gift to Wheaton, thereby helping keep Wheaton strong and vibrant for generations to come.
By telling the college that you have Wheaton in your will or estate plan, or by establishing a life-income gift with the college, you help ensure that Eliza Baylies Wheaton's vision endures. We are honored to welcome new members of Founders Society, no matter the size of the gift.