The Power of the Match


As part of the first annual Wheelock Giving Day, we’re proud to announce that two generous donors have agreed to make a $50,000 gift to Wheelock when 250 individuals make gifts!

Wheelock has a long history of donors challenging or matching gifts to the College. In 2014, we successfully endowed the Susan M. Mackey ’94 Scholarship Fund thanks to a generous two-year match by the Alumni Association Board; the year prior to that we had a series of matches for Wheelock’s 125th anniversary; there have been numerous Senior Class Gift matches; and the list goes on.

But why are matches important to the College and to you as an individual? Simple: They increase the impact of your gift by a huge percent!

Say you’re a young alumna who makes a $5 gift; on any regular day it would be a $5 gift and we’d be more than thankful for your support. However, if 250 alumni make gifts of $5 this March 30 for a total of $1,250, Wheelock will receive an additional $50,000 from our two generous donors. That makes your $5 gift worth 41 times more than the original $5 you gave!

In joining Wheelock community members on campus and around the world in making a gift on March 30, you will help the College successfully move further into our second century of improving the lives of children and families.

If you are interested in becoming an online or on-campus ambassador for the first Wheelock Giving Day, email Geoff in the Development and Alumni Relations Office at