President Philip Ryken

A Word from the President

Building upon our perennial commitment to know Jesus Christ and advance his kingdom, our From the Heart, For the Kingdom fundraising campaign is strategically designed to help twenty-first century students thrive in their service to the church and the world.

Please join us in this innovative effort to strengthen Wheaton’s commitment to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum grounded in the person of the living Christ and carried out in state-of-the-art facilities.

Your investment in From the Heart, For the Kingdom will help Wheaton College reach new heights through our dynamic effort to make each student’s Wheaton education more remarkable, more relevant, and more reachable today and for generations to come.

Wheaton’s far-from-ordinary experience requires extraordinary support from individuals like you—individuals who champion the power of a Wheaton education to shape, disciple, and prepare young men and women who have proven themselves committed to living life fully and from the heart, for the glory of Christ’s kingdom.

Thank you for your loyalty to the mission of Wheaton College. Thank you for preserving a vibrant vision of learning for all of life that, by today’s standards, is a rare and precious gift indeed.

With thanksgiving,
Philip Ryken

Goals and Progress

From the Heart, For the Kingdom 
Campaign Goal: $175 Million


The Armerding Center for Music and the Arts—$63 million77.8%
Christ at the Core Curriculum—$9.3 million77.8%


Global and Experiential Learning—$17 million67.8%
The Center for Vocation & Career—$4 million100%
Deepening Ethnic Diversity—$7.3 million100%


The Wheaton Fund—$30 million100%
New Welcome Center—$4 million100%
Need-based Scholarships—$7.6 million100%
Planned Gifts—$32.8 million100%
Total $175 Million

Building Projects and Updates

The Armerding Center for Music and the Arts

The updated and new facilities will attract and train the highest-caliber musicians, invite all students to musical engagement, and create a vibrant musical experience for our family and guests. The new Concert Hall and renovations to Armerding Hall will include superior acoustical design; professional sound isolation; climate and humidity control and additional practice, chamber music and instructional spaces.
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Connect With Your Regional Rep

If you have questions about giving to Wheaton College or the From the Heart, For the Kingdom campaign, please contact your Wheaton College Regional Rep.