GivingWhat is the Wesleyan Fund?

The Wesleyan Fund is a powerful source of current-use, unrestricted funding that helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of an Illinois Wesleyan education. 

Your gift to the Wesleyan Fund has an immediate and meaningful impact on every aspect of campus.

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Thanks to our loyal donors, Illinois Wesleyan has increased the percentage of alumni donors for three straight years! In order to continue improving we need your support year after year.

Why is alumni giving participation so important? Alumni giving indicates alumni satisfaction and sends a message to the world about the quality of an Illinois Wesleyan degree.

Additionally, outside organizations keep a close eye on this metric. College rankings view alumni participation as the primary means to measure alumni satisfaction. Bond rating agencies use it to assess the University's financial stability. And some private foundations want to see that the universities they're considering for support first have the support of their alumni.

More than 5,000 alumni have made a gift to Illinois Wesleyan each of the last three years. In order to top 5,000 donors this year, IWU needs 1,000 more alumni donors before July 31. Help fill up the Tommymometer and keep Illinois Wesleyan University strong!

With a goal of 1000, the current amount is 626.