Giving Annual Fund Areas to Give
Thinking critically, acting responsibly, leading effectively, and living humanely—the primary elements of Wabash’s mission statement—challenge Wabash men to take their education and dreams seriously. At a time when much in our culture asks very little of young men, we challenge our students—many who do not know how good they are—to realize their best ambitions for themselves.
Wabash students respond to this call. They learn side-by-side with faculty and fellow students, compete on the playing fields, and perform on the Fine Arts Center stages. They boldly lead the men in their living units and they purposefully take charge of their futures.
Gifts to one or more of the seven areas of the Annual Fund support Wabash students and their experiences.
SERIOUS ABOUT SUCCESS
Unrestricted. Gifts marked as unrestricted have a far-reaching impact on all Wabash students. These gifts are the most necessary and important for the College to receive on an annual basis as they impact every area of the Wabash experience from technology to facilities. Unrestricted gifts also help bridge the gap between what it costs for a Wabash education and what students actually pay for their education.
Scholarships. A contact between an alumnus and a prospective high school student or an admissions counselor and a prospective student is often the start of a young man’s relationship with Wabash. As a student considers Wabash there are usually a lot of questions about the cost of a Wabash education. Students can take advantage of numerous merit-based scholarships like the Top 10 and Top 20 scholarship programs — where awards range from $15,000 to $17,500 per year. Annual Fund support contributes to scholarships and need-based financial aid, and makes the Wabash experience affordable for students who are serious about their own success and who might not be able to attend the College without some type of assistance.
Parents’ Fund. When current and past parents earmark their gifts to the Parents’ Fund, they are supporting every aspect of the Wabash student experience. Parent’s Fund gifts are used in many of the same ways as unrestricted gifts.
SERIOUS ABOUT STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Teaching & Learning. Wabash is serious about close-knit relationships between students and faculty. That is why Annual Fund gifts to the Teaching & Learning area enable Wabash to maintain a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 13 students. In this rigorous academic environment, students are engaged with some of the finest teachers in the world.
Fraternities and Residence Halls. Wabash is committed to students living and learning together 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gifts allocated to the Fraternities/Residence Halls area of the Annual fund support the general maintenance, upkeep, and enhancement of Wabash’s eight College-owned fraternities, five residence halls, and 11 College-owned independent student houses. Each year the College has projects for groups of student living spaces and rotates improvements across all student living units over the years on a predetermined schedule. Major projects take place during the summer months when classes are not in session.
SERIOUS ABOUT EXPERIENCE
Internships & Immersion Learning. Wabash remains committed to Internships & Immersion Learning Courses that take students off-campus – and outside their comfort zones – for up close and personal learning experiences. Annual Fund gifts support these initiatives that provide life-changing experiences for current students. Gifts designated to the Internships & Immersion Learning area of the Annual Fund support these out of the classroom experiences for Wabash students and faculty.
Little Giant Athletics Fund. The College and our fans are serious about intercollegiate athletics and intramural opportunities. Gifts to the Little Giant Athletics Fund support the general needs of the College’s varsity sport and intramural opportunities as well as wellness programs offered by the Athletics Department. Gifts can be used to provide support for specific annual projects and facilities improvements.