More information and frequently asked questions below
What is Wheeler’s Day of Giving? It’s a moment for the entire Wheeler School community – alumni, families, students, faculty, staff, and friends – to celebrate their pride in all things purple and gold through giving. Together we will raise support for the Wheeler Fund on Tuesday, May 10, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT. To build momentum, we will begin accepting “early bird” gifts on May 3 leading up to the big event on May 10. How much should I give on Wheeler’s Day of Giving? Participation is paramount: every gift of any size matters! Gifts range from $5 to over $5,000. We strive to earn the support of 100 percent of current families every year, and to rally far-reaching support from our alumni and past-parent communities. Each gift brings us closer to our goal. I can’t make a large gift. Does my participation actually make a difference? Yes! Many small gifts add up. And a strong level of participation shows the world – from prospective parents to school-ranking websites and even to lending and grant-making institutions – that our community believes in the mission of the school and has a shared commitment to educational excellence. (Plus you will help win great prizes for the students!) What is the impact of my gift to the Wheeler Fund? Gifts to the Wheeler Fund are put to work immediately to support students, faculty, and innovative programming in all four divisions on our two campuses. As a direct result of your gifts, Wheeler and Hamilton will continue to develop new and exciting learning opportunities for our students and support the continuous development of our talented faculty. Here's how the Wheeler Fund makes a difference every day:
What if I already made a gift to the Wheeler Fund this year? First of all: THANK YOU! Because of your generosity, Wheeler has raised more than $575,000 for this year’s Wheeler Fund to date, and those gifts have already been invested right back into the academic and enrichment programs that make a Wheeler education stand out. On May 10 we will aim to exceed last year’s participation of more than 850 donors and $260,000 raised for our students! If you would like to join in the fun with a gift of any size to add momentum and help earn some giving challenges, we’d welcome your participation! We also need your help promoting Wheeler’s Day of Giving to others. We have created sample emails and social media posts to help you do this more easily. These will be located in our online Ambassador Toolkit, which is coming soon!
What do I do if I want to send a gift now, but it won't arrive until after WDoG? No problem! Please just fill out apledge/gift intention formso we can be sure to include your generosity in our totals. All gifts must be received by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2022.
Can I make a gift of stock, or give through a Donor Advised Fund or my IRA? Yes! Wheeler accepts non-cash gifts like appreciated securities, distributions from your DAF or IRA, and other methods outlined here.
In this case you should also fill out our pledge/gift intention form so we know your gift is coming and we can include it in our totals. Thank you!
Can I use my employer's matching gifts funds? Yes! If you or your spouse work for a company that matches gifts, you may be able to double your impact for Wheeler students. You will be recognized for the total amount contributed by you and your employer. Click here to learn if your company matches gifts.
Are Wheeler’s Day of Giving contributions tax deductible? Your gift is entirely tax deductible to the extent provided by law. You will receive an email confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.
Is my payment secure? Absolutely! Wheeler's Day of Giving is facilitated by GiveGab, a company that has partnered with Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1 (the most stringent level of certification possible). Read through Stripe's security documentation online.
Does it cost anything to give through Wheeler’s Day of Giving? How much of my donation will Wheeler receive? There is a 3.5% processing fee and a 2.5% (+ $.30) bank fee for donations made using all major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express). We are grateful to those who choose to cover these fees, which allows the full amount of your gift to be applied to the student experience. If you prefer not to offset the expense of processing fees, simply uncheck the fee coverage box before processing your gift.
How can I help promote Wheeler’s Day of Giving? By being an Ambassador! You can help create excitement about Wheeler’s Day of Giving before and during the big day. You can fid our Spirit Captain Toolkit here, and it will set you up with everything you need to email your Wheeler community, post on social media, or shout it from the rooftops! We would love to have your help in getting the word out!
Who can I contact with questions about Wheeler’s Day of Giving?If you have general questions about making a gift, please email email@example.com or call 401.528.2181. If you are having trouble giving through the website, please contact GiveGab via the blue chat bubble in the bottom right corner of your screen or email firstname.lastname@example.org.