Giving Programs and Societies
Donors may choose to support one of these important initiatives:
Annual Fund – Exclusively supports financial aid and scholarships for Wheelock students.
Alumni Scholars Program – Alumni and friends are able to make a direct impact on an individual Wheelock student by committing to an annual gift of $5,000 for four years. A Wheelock undergraduate or graduate student will receive a yearly $5,000 scholarship in the donor's name.
Special Giving Programs – Occasionally, Wheelock asks alumni and friends to participate in one-time gift challenges or giving programs. A recent example is the Kresge Challenge, in which Wheelock was charged with raising $2.1 million for facility improvements, in order to receive an $800,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation.
Donors who generously support the College are recognized by their membership in the following societies:
Cornerstone Society – Recognizes alumni and friends who support Wheelock through cumulative annual gifts of $1,250 or more.
Heritage Society – Honors those alumni and friends who have included Wheelock in their estate plans through a bequest or other planned gift, such as a charitable gift annuity or a trust.