Thank You for Taking Giant Steps!

We stand on the shoulders of giants.

The history of Wabash College is made by those courageous enough to take bold, giant steps. Thanks to you, Wabash took its biggest strides yet with the Giant Steps Campaign. See your impact on Wabash and its students as we move confidently toward our 200th anniversary in 2032.

The Giant Steps We Have Taken Together

A Giant Impact

$250,638,714 Raised
to support Wabash students, faculty, and staff against an original goal of $225 million.

12,029 Donors Made 82,272 Gifts
during Giant Steps, many with donations to the Annual Fund and on the College’s annual Day of Giving, demonstrating the collective philanthropic spirit of the Wabash nation.

48
generous households each gave $1 million or more.

123 New Endowed Funds
including 81 new named scholarships; 110 more students received named scholarship support in the final year of Giant Steps compared to the first year of the campaign.

36 New Departmental Program Funds
including investment in Wabash X initiatives, Wabash Liberal Arts Immersion Program, Walsh Center for Political Economy, Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism, the President’s Distinguished Speaker Series, and Wabash Internship programs supporting more than 200 students annually with funded experiences.

6 New Endowed Professorships
that helped to launch 2 new academic majors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and Computer Science.

$313,298 Raised Per Student
which ranks Wabash 7th among national liberal arts colleges with campaigns in the same time frame.

6 Major Capital Building Projects
including the Ott Residential Life District and remodeled Martindale Hall, a new campus gateway, the construction of the Shelbourne Wrestling Center and Little Giant Stadium, and upgrades to the Allen Athletics and Recreation Center weight and fitness rooms and Chadwick Court.

Giant Leaders taking Giant Steps for Wabash students.


Buresh Family Scholarship Supports Wabash Brothers

As a way to show their gratitude, Bob and Kathy established a scholarship that they hope helps young men in the same way their family benefited from the brotherhood and generosity of others.

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Hartzog Family Scholarship Supports Art Students

As a way to inspire others, Ryan ’88 and Jean Hartzog established a scholarship to help future generations of art students.

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Melchiorre ’77 Scholarship Connects Faith and Wabash Education

The Victor A. Melchiorre ’77 Scholarship Fund will provide support for students enrolling at Wabash from Catholic secondary schools.

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‘Heavy Mitts’ Scholarship Honors Max Servies ’58

To further honor Max Servies ’58 and his contributions to the College, a group of alumni and fans have issued a challenge to add weight to the Heavy Mitts Scholarship.

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