Pay It Forward Challenge

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Scholarship: Invest Today to Inspire the Dreams of Tomorrow
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Academic & Faculty: Empowering Students to Pursue their Passion
6 Donorsfunded$550 Donated
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Inspire Action for Inclusive Excellence
13 Donorsfunded$1,974 Donated
The Wheaton Edge: A Dynamic College Experience
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About

Pay It Forward Day—celebrated annually on April 28—is a global initiative that exists to make a difference by creating a huge ripple of kindness felt across the world. We believe that small acts, when multiplied by hundreds of people, can change the world for the better. 

At Wheaton, our Pay It Forward Challenge begins on April 22 to commemorate the day that Wheaton Female Seminary opened its doors to its first 50 students. Since that day 186 years ago, Wheaton's mission to provide a transformative liberal arts education in a diverse world has been shaped by many changemakers. This year we celebrate five Wheaton changemakers whose acts around key initiatives have created a huge ripple effect that is still being felt by today's Wheaton community.  

Wheaton's 2021 Pay It Forward Honorees

  • Eliza B. Wheaton–Philanthropist who invested in student scholarships to inspire the dreams of tomorrow. 
  • Mary Lyon–Architect of Wheaton's first curriculum, who championed faculty and empowered students to pursue their passions.
  • Dale Rogers Marshall & Ronald Crutcher–Advocates who inspired action for diversity, equity, and inclusion, a hallmark for inclusive excellence.
  • Dennis M. Hanno–Leader who initiated the Wheaton Edge, a cornerstone of Wheaton's dynamic college experience.

So, this Pay It Forward Day, we honor those who have come before, celebrate those who help Wheaton remain connected, resilient, and hopeful, and are inspired by Wheaton changemakers who will shape our future.

Updates
Wheaton's 2021 Pay It Forward Honorees

Learn more about the 2021's Pay It Forward Honorees, whose acts around key initiatives have created a huge ripple effect still being felt by today's Wheaton community.  

Eliza Wheaton | Mary LyonDale Rogers Marshall | Ronald Crutcher | Dennis M. Hanno


18 days ago by Patty Grundy
Get Involved and Show Your Wheaton Pride!

Here are a few simple ways you can join us and make a difference: 

1. Consider making a gift 

2. Help spread the word on social media by sharing, tagging classmates in the comments, and liking our posts 

3. Become a Pay It Forward Challenge Advocate

4. Share stories and photos on your social platform about what #WheatonMA means to you 

5. Sign up to volunteer with us

19 days ago by Patty Grundy

Pay It Forward: Donor Impact!
Wheaton Class LeaderboardThe Wheaton Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students
AffiliationDonors$ Raised%
199632$2,7016.4
202114$1352.8
198611$2,7422.2
19669$7551.8
19728$1,4191.6
19816$6051.2
19756$9901.2
19675$8,6751.0
19735$1,3751.0
19714$9500.8
20164$1550.8
20094$2380.8
19834$5,3300.8
20003$600.6
20203$630.6
20173$1570.6
20133$2000.6
19623$2,5500.6
19703$5,3000.6
19763$2,4000.6
19803$6000.6
19603$5,1310.6
19973$1300.6
19593$2500.6
19853$6750.6
19613$1,2500.6
20153$550.6
19772$2250.4
19932$5250.4
20062$350.4
19462$4500.4
19562$1,0000.4
19942$1200.4
19582$2000.4
20112$580.4
19632$1,5500.4
19952$700.4
19552$2000.4
19792$1500.4
19682$3,0760.4
19882$1600.4
20042$5250.4
20142$500.4
20052$1250.4
20101$100.2
19841$500.2
19981$1500.2
20011$1000.2
19521$1000.2
19491$1,0000.2
19641$1000.2
20031$1,3000.2
19781$3000.2
20071$250.2
19871$250.2
19541$1500.2
19741$1000.2
20081$100.2
19991$5000.2
19531$400.2
19691$1000.2
19891$500.2
19571$5000.2
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