Celebrating Giant Steps
At an event kicking off the Giant Steps capital campaign, President Gregory Hess announced a gift of $40 million from Betty O’Shaughnessy Woolls and Paul Woolls ’75—the largest amount ever given to Wabash—calling it “a truly transformational gift that matches our vision to be a men’s college that matters—to men, women, and the world.”
The College has now raised $150 million of its $225 million campaign goal to endow scholarships, provide immersion experience for all students, pay for faculty professorships and academic programs, and to fund capital projects and the Annual Fund.
Among those speaking at the event, James Anthony Williams ’20 summed up what the gifts means for him and his fellow students: “I owe it to each of you to be the best I can be and to help others whenever I can. I find passion in helping others because others have helped me, even when I didn’t ask.
“So, let me just say, thank you. Thank you for believing in me.”