Both our donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity have stories to share.
Read their stories below:
Coming from a small private secondary school for girls, I found Wheaton to be a perfect fit for me.
Leadership coach and writer
Retired. Class agent for 15 years, Wheaton Board of Trustees member since 2006
Co-founder and consultant, Strong Studio Designs
Fund development consultant for nonprofit organizations
High school mathematics and special education teacher, Boston Public Schools
Retired vice president of resource development for Pathfinder International
Kindergarten teacher; married 17 years
Associate director, Office of Leadership Giving, MIT
Learning specialist, the Chapin School, New York
Paralegal; mother of Corinna McFarland ’08 (in photo) and son Kevan McFarland
2006 Bath (Maine) Citizen of the Year
Retired nursery school treasurer
Organist at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church (Maine); retired French teacher
Retired testing specialist
Retired from nonprofit management
“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."
“At my 50th Reunion, when I received an honorary doctorate, I told the graduates that taking the time to think about one’s legacy is a wake-up call to examine how one lives."
"Wheaton made a tremendous impact on my life. The environment was comfortable and supportive, yet challenging. The staff and professors encouraged me to grow, and helped me become the person I am today."
"A 50th Reunion is momentous. It presents the opportunity to reflect upon one’s life to date, to consider one’s goals going forward, and to contemplate methods of achieving those goals."
I set up a scholarship fund in my grandmother’s memory for students studying music and made other donations for projects meaningful to me and to the college.