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 by those courageous enough to take bold, giant steps. Now, we are taking our biggest strides in history with the first of two campaigns to strengthen Wabash as we move confidently toward our bicentennial in 2032.
Giant Steps: A Campaign for Wabash College.
Giant Leaders taking Giant Steps for Wabash students.
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.Read More
The scholarship will provide support for students with demonstrated financial need who graduated from Calumet High School or come from a single-parent household.Read More
The goal is to award the Jim Engledow ’78 Memorial Scholarship to Wabash students who have business-centered ambitions like Jim did for his family’s business.Read More
The Rippy Fund will enable students to participate in activities only available outside the traditional classroom.Read More
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) is made possible through a fully-funded endowment by Trustee Tom Walsh '73 and his wife Anne B. WalshRead More
How do you secure the future of Wabash College and honor its past? It was a question that Kevin G. Clifford '77 pondered heavily before he and his family gave an extraordinary $10 million gift to the College.Read More
As a way to celebrate Walter Blake’s many contributions to the College from 1990-2016, alumni have taken a giant step for students and established an endowed scholarship in his honor.Read More
Since 2018, 64 students from the greater Chicagoland area have been awarded scholarships from Walt ’68 and Kathy Snodell to attend Wabash.Read More
A growing list of Wabash alumni have taken a giant step for the College’s chemistry department by establishing a new fund that honors beloved Professor Dr. John Zimmerman H’67.Read More
Because of his deep respect and fondness of the current chemistry department faculty, Phillips’ estate gift to Wabash will restore the Edwin J. Peck/David A. Phillips Professorship in Chemistry.Read More
“Because of my dad, I understand the importance of philanthropy,” said Jim Hawksworth ’95, 2023-25 NAWM president. “He taught me that it’s incredibly selfish if you get and you don’t give back.”Read More
Created by David Woessner ’01 and his wife, Tudo, the scholarship will provide financial support to current and future Wabash students as they pursue a career of national service through the College’s ROTC program.Read More
If Pat East '00 didn’t have mentors, he wouldn’t have made it to graduation. Now, Pat and his wife, Jamie, are taking giant steps to help WLAIP students succeed while at Wabash and beyond.Read More
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.Read More
Kip ’03 and Nicole Chase recently took a giant step for Wabash and established The Chase Family Scholarship, a fund created to focus on the needs of upperclassmen.Read More
An admiration of student research is what motivated Kenneth Crawford to take a giant step for Wabash and establish the Crawford Standardbred Farm Division I Research Fund.Read More
Larry Landis recently helped start and support the President’s Distinguished Speaker Series, which brings inspiring and influential individuals to campus.Read More
Patsy See established a Wabash scholarship in Husband Martin’s memory and will fund the scholarship immediately with a five-year pledge.Read More
Joseph Mims '76 credits the Malcolm X Institute for helping him succeed at Wabash. The alumnus has taken giant steps for the Institute and now wants to see other students benefit.Read More
Stephen '63 and Connie Ferguson take Giant Step with $2 million gift that will endow The Wabash Leaders Scholarship and Program, covering full cost of tuition, room, and board.Read More
The scholarship will provide support to Wabash students with demonstrated financial need, with a first preference given to those who are first-generation college students.Read More
David Millers’s greatest pride with all he has done for Wabash over the last two decades is seeing the students he’s helped along the way grow into successful adults.Read More
Cory '85 and Leigh Olson’s $900,000 Giant Step for Wabash’s Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship elevates student experiences and preparation to a higher level.Read More
Jon '71 and Andrea Pactor took a giant step for the Ramsay Archives and established a fund that is being used to help preserve Wabash's rich history.Read More
Trustee Jennifer Evans and husband, Jack Tankersley, have made a six-figure commitment to the fund and will seek to raise in excess of $1 million in Mothers’ Fund gifts.Read More
Cathy Long is honoring both her late husband Skip and his father with a scholarship in the name they shared: The Robert H. Long Family Endowed Scholarship.Read More
Drs. Elizabeth Bowman and Philip Coons '67 are taking another Giant Step for Wabash by endowing a fund that will provide biology internships, which will send Wabash students off campus for paid internships in the field and in faraway laboratories.Read More
After watching their children experience the kind of support that Wabash provides, Rob '92 and Leigh Rudicel established the Rudicel Family Scholarship for Wabash students from Indiana who have demonstrated financial need, as part of the Giant Steps Campaign.Read More
William J. '52 and Robert '55 Reinke establish the Reinke Brothers Endowed Law Fund to support students seeking careers in law.Read More
Continuing a family tradition of educational philanthropy, Kathy Callen and John Powell '79 establish Powell Family Scholarship.Read More
In honor of his father, Pat '76 and Diane Healey have endowed a scholarship to help other Wabash students who require extra coursework beyond the typical eight semesters to graduate.Read More
Peter '84 and Melani Wilson want to see students come and stay at Wabash College. That’s why the couple took a giant step and established a scholarship for those with a need equal to or above the cost of full tuition.Read More
Carol Senkbeil honors late husband Roger '68 with an endowed scholarship, awarded to a member of the Wabash College Glee Club in memory of Roger’s love of singing.Read More
Bob '55 and Ellen Kellogg have taken yet another Giant Step, and their planned gift to Wabash will drastically grow their previously established scholarship fund, helping low-income students become Little Giants.Read More
Jack Oest commits seven-figure estate gift to honor W. Norwood Brigance with Speaker Series.Read More
Radio has long been the ultimate expression of free speech for Jay Williams '66, something about which he remains passionate. That passion drove Jay and Jennifer to support two new programs at Wabash through the Giant Steps Campaign.Read More
More than 80 class members made a gift to the lodge project. Additionally, two endowed scholarships were created and six new planned gifts were disclosed, which “further cement the class’ legacy.”Read More
President Gregory Hess and Lora Hess generously support the Annual Fund and include Wabash in their estate with a substantial endowment gift for scholarships.Read More
Dr. Frank '82 and Lisa Kolisek hope their unrestricted annual and $1 million estate gifts inspire another family to think “Wait, can we do that too?”.Read More
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.Read More
A $4 million gift from Walt '68 and Kathy Snodell will drive Wabash’s enrollment efforts in greater Chicagoland.Read More
Long-time Board Chair Steve '68 and Joanie Bowen have made a $2 million unrestricted gift, which will support the students and faculty of Wabash.Read More
An anonymous $7 million gift will honor the memory and spirit of philanthropy of John N. ‘Fuzzy’ Ott, Wabash Class of 1920.Read More
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.
We've created this digital hub that makes our connection to alumni, parents, and friends stronger than ever. You'll find the events, experiences, and resources that bring Wabash together as we take #GiantStepsForWabash.Learn More
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
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 email@example.com or 877-743-4545.
301 W. Wabash Avenue, Crawfordsville, IN 47933
What will your Giant Step be? Tell us (and the world). #GiantStepsForWabash