We stand on the shoulders of giants.
All that we are is because of those who came before us. The history of Wabash College is made of those courageous enough to take bold, giant steps. Now, as we move confidently toward our bicentennial in 2032, we are taking our biggest stride in history
Giant Steps: A Campaign for Wabash College.

$153,408,139 Raised of $225,000,000

68% to Goal
7,217 donors

Giant Leaders taking Giant Steps for Wabash students.

Wabash Launches Giant Steps

Historic $40 million gift from Paul Woolls '75 and Betty O'Shaughnessy Woolls launches Wabash into the largest fund-raising campaign in its 186-year history.

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Snodells Boost Chicago Efforts

A $4 million gift from Walt '68 and Kathy Snodell will drive Wabash's enrollment efforts in greater Chicagoland.

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A Giant Promise For Experiences

John '69 and Diane Schroeder's Giant Steps gift will guarantee that every Wabash student has the opportunity for a fully funded immersive learning experience.

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Allens Meet Need With $2 Million Gift

Jay and his wife Susan recently made a $2 million gift to the College that celebrates Wabash's rich tradition of athletics and recreation in the building that bears his family name.

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Walk this way. Follow in the giant steps of those who've come before you.

Giant Shoulders Needed. Ours and Yours.

We are searching for those who share our vision for what could be, willing to go all in, take the lead, and strengthen Wabash for our third century. In 1836, our first Wabash President, Elihu Baldwin, reminded us that "Our purpose is never to rest while Wabash College shall lack any advantages for the student, which are offered by the highest class of American colleges." What we start today will generate the momentum to carry that vision forward.

Campaign Events

President Gregory Hess and Lora Hess invite you to join them for a series of events celebrating nearly 200 years of historic achievement and the vision to move Wabash forward.

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the Giant Steps Campaign. Whether through an outright annual contribution or an estate provision, your gift will have a direct impact on Wabash students and will help move the College forward.

Take A Giant Step

Giant Ideas Welcome

Steve '68 and Joanie Bowen and
Paul '75 and Betty Woolls are
Co-Chairs of the Giant Steps Campaign. The team in the Wabash Advancement Office can help you take a Giant Step for Wabash. Contact them at giantsteps@wabash.edu or 877-743-4545.

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