Currently, the Wade Center is only partially supported by its endowment. The remaining portion of our operating budget is dependent upon donations from friends, visitors, and users. Resources supported by Friends of the Wade include the research library, archives, and museum, which are the heart of the Wade Center, in addition to educational programs provided by Wade staff locally, around the country, and internationally. The Friends of the Wade have also underwritten special projects such as outfitting the Wade Center's museum with an audio-visual kiosk, and endowing Martha's Table, a hospitality fund named in honor of Martha Kilby.
Gifts can be made in any amount, and can be given regularly or on a one-time basis. All gifts are acknowledged with a receipt as a tax-deductible gift to Wheaton College. Friends of the Wade receive a newsletter in the spring and autumn, and occasional other information related to Wade Center acquisitions, publications and events.
Thank you for considering joining with us as one of the Friends of the Wade.