Giving to Wheaton College

What does the Wheaton Fund do? It helps make this competitive pricing possible without sacrificing one iota of the excellence that characterizes Wheaton...

Giving to Wheaton College

Because of Wheaton I am a stronger Christian and stronger individual... I know Wheaton is doing that in the lives of countless students and I give to support that mission.

Giving to Wheaton College

I’m so thankful that we have the opportunity to give back to this generation of Wheaton students… it is a privilege to be a part of.

Ron and Susie Cockle

Ron and Susie Cockle

Parents of Wheaton Alumni

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Ryan June

Ryan June '08

We10 Associate

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Endowed Scholarships

Christian and Jewel Magoon '97

Endowed Scholarship

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Georgia Douglass

Georgia Douglass '70 M.A. '94 served as editor of the Wheaton Magazine and is co-founder of the Kenneth and Margarette Stephenson Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Georgia DouglassTo my mother, it was glorious, being welcomed in the fall of 1965 into the home of the president of Wheaton College, studying the Bible and praying with his wife and the wives of the chancellor, the chaplain, and several professors.These women, most of them graduates of Wheaton, had been blessed with what my mother longed for her entire life—a completed, formal education.

Christ’s love had long ago erased Mother’s resentment over her own mother’s abandonment, which radically changed her life. Left to fend for herself, her two young brothers, and even her father, she lost the carefree years of adolescence and an education beyond the eighth grade.

And so there, in a home called Westgate (today the Alumni Association building), in the company of these educated women, she was awestruck, again feeling the twinges of inferiority welling up from her past.

But faith is the great leveler, for in Christ we are all equal. Status, abilities, and education count as nothing in the currency of eternity. And in those moments of prayer with her sisters in Christ, she knew she was accepted. The love of these women of Wheaton won her heart. And Wheaton College, with its calling to educate exceptional Christian men and women, would remain dear to her.

With all this in mind, and because I know personally the value of a Wheaton education, I urged my family to help establish an endowed scholarship in my parents’ honor. Through pooling our gifts together and making use of employer matching, we created the Kenneth and Margarette Stephenson Irwin Memorial Scholarship Fund.

My gifts are small, but they are compounded when combined with those of my family and an employer match. An advantage of endowed scholarships is that the money is never used up. Only a portion is awarded year by year, so that the fund can grow, making even more money available to needy students—for decades to come.

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