Make an Impact Ways to Give

Your generosity through outright, property, and planned gifts will make an impact for Christ and his Kingdom for generations to come.


Leave a legacy with a bequest through your will or trust. Learn More

Beneficiary Designations

The simplest way to give through your estate. Name Wheaton on your retirement, life insurance, and POD/TOD account beneficiary designations. Learn More

Gift Annuities

Create a lifetime income flow for you and a loved one, receive tax deduction, possibly avoid capital gains tax, and support Wheaton. Learn More

Charitable Remainder Trust

Giving vehicle that provides similar benefits to gift annuities with additional flexibility. You can transfer cash or appreciated assets tax-free to fund a CRUT. Learn More

Gifts of Stocks/Bonds

Giving appreciated assets outright or to a charitable vehicle can reduce taxes and maximize your giving. Learn More

Gifts of Real Estate

Giving appreciated real estate such as vacation homes, investment properties or farmland can reduce taxes and maximize your giving. Learn More

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions

IRA giving through a QCD is a great way to minimize tax, even for non-itemizers, for donors 70 ½ or above. Learn More

Donor Advised Funds

A tax smart solution, which acts as a charitable checking account allowing donors to “bunch” giving in a particular year to exceed the standard deduction.  Also serves to streamline testamentary charitable giving. Learn More

Tax-Advantaged Giving

Do you know the taxable nature of our assets?  Giving strategically those assets that have “embedded taxes” makes you a more efficient giver. Learn More

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Join the alumni and friends who are leaving a legacy at Wheaton.

Blanchard Society

The Blanchard Society is an honorary group of people who have remembered Wheaton College in their estate plan or who have given to Wheaton College through a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, pooled income fund, life insurance policy, or other planned gift. 

The College seeks to honor these generous commitments of Blanchard Society members and also to minister to Wheaton's planned giving donors. 

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Talents Newsletter and Other News

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Gift Planning Services Staff

Meet the GPS staff. We're here to help! Please call us at 630.752.5332 or email us at

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Wheaton College Trust Company

Wheaton's nationally chartered bank offers trust management services for Wheaton supporters as well as Christian nonprofits. 

Deferred Gift Annuity Creates Income

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Cynthia Kenyon '68

Cynthia Kenyon '68 is advancing Wheaton's mission and creating income for her retirement through a deferred gift annuity.

“I came to Wheaton to pursue my relationship with Jesus Christ,” says Cynthia Kenyon ’68. Cynthia sought a deeper faith at Wheaton and, ultimately, came away with a foundation for life. Read Cynthia's Story

DAF Teaches Stewardship

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Bud and Betty Knoedler

Trustee Emeritus Bud Knoedler ’51 and his late wife, Betty ’50 (who passed away in 2013), established a family foundation to support Christian ministries. Eventually, they transferred the assets of their family foundation into a donor advised fund. Doing so enabled them to carry on their charitable giving without having to deal with the administrative costs and hassles that come with a private foundation.

Read their story

Contact Planned Giving

If you have a question or just want to learn more about planned giving options available to you, we're here to help! Please call us at 630.752.5332 or email us at

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