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.
Have you already included Wheaton in your estate plan, but just haven’t told us? You can become a member of Founders Society by simply completing the Confidential Estate Intention Form and mailing it in.
If you are already a member of the Wheaton Founders Society, we want to say thank you, again, because your legacy gifts make a real difference to our students.
For answers to your questions about membership in the Wheaton Founders Society, please contact:
Amy Dumont '09
Associate Director, Major Gifts and Gift Planning