Sheridan College and Whitney Benefits

Whitney Days at Sheridan College

Sheridan College hosted the third annual Whitney Day event at Sheridan College to honor Edward A. Whitney and his legacy of support of higher education in Sheridan County. The events were a combination of informative, educational, and fun events that aimed to educate residents of Sheridan County, Sheridan College students and staff about Whitney’s life and legacy. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the events were limited to one day this year. On Sept. 18, 2020, Sheridan College hosted a Coffee & Donuts event, a Walk With Whitney -- Explore the Trails tour event at Malcolm Wallop Park, and a Take and Paint event. Even with the restrictions and changes, many students and community members participated in these events. A clothing and food drive for the Sheridan College Hope Closet also took place to provide food, clothing, and personal items for students in need.

Second Century Legacy Grant

In 2018, Whitney Benefits announced a gift of $11,369,000 to Sheridan College in remembrance of Mr. Edward A. Whitney who passed away 100 years prior. In 2020, $1,304,000 was gifted. The gift is to support faculty in several academic areas including: agriculture, machine tool technology, welding technology, diesel technology, general and visual arts, and the music program. These programs were all selected as potential growth areas and align with regional economic development priorities. Also included in the grant is support for marketing and recruitment as well as funding for the creation of a student success mentoring program modeled from the current TRIO program at Sheridan College. This program will improve student persistence and completion by utilizing a contemporary mentoring model that goes beyond traditional advising to include comprehensive service, from selecting a career path through acquiring the first job upon completion. The Whitney Second Century Legacy grant added 18 full-time positions, and one part-time position at Sheridan College.

Allied Health Building

Whitney Benefits has been committed to the Allied Health Science programs at Sheridan College for decades, dedicating millions of dollars toward equipment, teaching instructors, endowed health educational chairs, health practicums, and capital construction projects. In 2020, Whitney committed to donating an additional $1 Million over three years to Sheridan College for construction costs for the remodel and new sections of the Allied Health Building including $400,000 was paid out in 2020. Whitney Benefits remains committed to the educational excellence of Sheridan College students and believes in the need for outstanding health care professionals to live and work in Sheridan. Collaboration continues with other donors and local foundations on this local community program.

Early Childhood Program

In 2016, Whitney Benefits made a three year grant to Sheridan College for $240,000 to focus on early childhood education within Sheridan County. An Early Childhood Liaison team was formed that developed a mission, goals, and a work plan for the upcoming years. The team made informal assessments of early childhood providers and established relationships with 20 licensed child care providers in Sheridan County. This team, in collaboration with the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation, the local YMCA, and child care providers established monthly visits with local day care providers and developed a “Kindlers Learn” program for children ages birth to 5 years old. They also established early childhood provider training in cooperation with Sheridan County School District 2. The cooperative efforts with all of these groups, families, and parents has established learning and play opportunities for young children, preparing them to be better equipped for entering elementary school education. The program has benefited hundreds of young families and their children. Whitney is grateful for the commitment, the collaboration and the support of local organizations and foundations.

Ag Pilot Project

In 2018, Whitney Benefits approved funding a three-year agricultural educational pilot project at Sheridan College. In 2020, $8,623.74 was gifted. This project will allow agriculture students the opportunity to get hands on experience in several different project aspects. The plot is located to the south of the Mars Agriculture Center on the Sheridan College campus.

Whitney Benefits commits $25.3 M to Sheridan College

In 2014, Whitney Benefits committed to the largest gift in the history of Sheridan College in the amount of $25.3 million. In 2020, Whitney continued to fund this extraordinary gift with a grant of $2,130,172.50. The commitment from Whitney Benefits to Sheridan College included the necessary $1.3 million required to complete the $8 million Mars Agriculture and Science Center renovation project, $16 million to support the renovation and construction of the Whitney Center for the Arts, $2 million to support infrastructure and parking improvements on the main campus, and $6 million for approximately half of the Tech Center renovation and expansion project.

New Residence Hall

In September 2018, Whitney Benefits committed $7.1 million to Sheridan College for the construction of a 100-bed residence hall. $284,000 was gifted in 2020. The new residence hall was open for student use for the fall 2020 semester. It was named Centennial Hall in recognition of the 100-year legacy of Edward A. Whitney’s generosity. The payments will be made over a 25-year time frame. The total project cost was $9 million with the remaining $1.9 million being paid for by revenue from students’ residence hall fees. The new Centennial Hall includes three floors with traditional rooms, common lounges, and study rooms. It is located just east of the Thorne-Rider Campus Center at Sheridan College.

New 3-D Printer

In 2020, Whitney Benefits gifted $28,000 to Sheridan College to purchase a new 3D printer and cartridges for a unique opportunity to fabricate masks for Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Sheridan community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This printer will then be used by several different educational and vocational programs and allow more students the opportunity to get hands on experience with equipment they will be using in the workplace.

City of Sheridan

THE GIFT OF WATER

In 2020, Whitney Benefits gifted the city of Sheridan in excess of 50 million gallons of stored Park Reservoir water to assist in watering Sheridan’s parks, pathways, and greenways, including the Sheridan Recreation District’s Thorne-Rider Park, Oatts Baseball Complex, Dan Madia Soccer Field, as well as the City of Sheridan’s Washington Park, Black Tooth Park, the elk pasture, and Kendrick Park. Water is also donated to Sheridan County for the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Additionally, Whitney contributes water to the University of Wyoming Science and Research Center located at Whitney’s Adams Ranch for students and educators with experimental test plots, grape vineyards, and crop irrigation.

Whitney Community Advisory Group

The Whitney Community Advisory Group was created in 2004 to provide input from various community members about current Whitney projects and events. The group helps to oversee operations at Whitney Commons and Whitney Plaza and provides valuable community input. The current community members include Steve Carroll, Bill Gatley, Andrea Mellinger, Becky Newton, Stacia Skretteberg, and Judy Stallman.
Whitney Benefits
An Educational Foundation by the late Mr. Edward A. Whitney

Community Projects

Whitney Benefits supports community projects including the Whitney Community Advisory Group, Sheridan College, and City of Sheridan.
© Whitney Benefits, Inc. All Rights Reserved Phone: 307-674-7303

Sheridan College and Whitney Benefits

Whitney Days at Sheridan College

Sheridan College hosted the third annual Whitney Day event at Sheridan College to honor Edward A. Whitney and his legacy of support of higher education in Sheridan County. The events were a combination of informative, educational, and fun events that aimed to educate residents of Sheridan County, Sheridan College students and staff about Whitney’s life and legacy. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the events were limited to one day this year. On Sept. 18, 2020, Sheridan College hosted a Coffee & Donuts event, a Walk With Whitney -- Explore the Trails tour event at Malcolm Wallop Park, and a Take and Paint event. Even with the restrictions and changes, many students and community members participated in these events. A clothing and food drive for the Sheridan College Hope Closet also took place to provide food, clothing, and personal items for students in need.

Second Century Legacy Grant

In 2018, Whitney Benefits announced a gift of $11,369,000 to Sheridan College in remembrance of Mr. Edward A. Whitney who passed away 100 years prior. In 2020, $1,304,000 was gifted. The gift is to support faculty in several academic areas including: agriculture, machine tool technology, welding technology, diesel technology, general and visual arts, and the music program. These programs were all selected as potential growth areas and align with regional economic development priorities. Also included in the grant is support for marketing and recruitment as well as funding for the creation of a student success mentoring program modeled from the current TRIO program at Sheridan College. This program will improve student persistence and completion by utilizing a contemporary mentoring model that goes beyond traditional advising to include comprehensive service, from selecting a career path through acquiring the first job upon completion. The Whitney Second Century Legacy grant added 18 full-time positions, and one part-time position at Sheridan College.

Allied Health Building

Whitney Benefits has been committed to the Allied Health Science programs at Sheridan College for decades, dedicating millions of dollars toward equipment, teaching instructors, endowed health educational chairs, health practicums, and capital construction projects. In 2020, Whitney committed to donating an additional $1 Million over three years to Sheridan College for construction costs for the remodel and new sections of the Allied Health Building including $400,000 was paid out in 2020. Whitney Benefits remains committed to the educational excellence of Sheridan College students and believes in the need for outstanding health care professionals to live and work in Sheridan. Collaboration continues with other donors and local foundations on this local community program.

Early Childhood Program

In 2016, Whitney Benefits made a three year grant to Sheridan College for $240,000 to focus on early childhood education within Sheridan County. An Early Childhood Liaison team was formed that developed a mission, goals, and a work plan for the upcoming years. The team made informal assessments of early childhood providers and established relationships with 20 licensed child care providers in Sheridan County. This team, in collaboration with the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation, the local YMCA, and child care providers established monthly visits with local day care providers and developed a “Kindlers Learn” program for children ages birth to 5 years old. They also established early childhood provider training in cooperation with Sheridan County School District 2. The cooperative efforts with all of these groups, families, and parents has established learning and play opportunities for young children, preparing them to be better equipped for entering elementary school education. The program has benefited hundreds of young families and their children. Whitney is grateful for the commitment, the collaboration and the support of local organizations and foundations.

Ag Pilot Project

In 2018, Whitney Benefits approved funding a three-year agricultural educational pilot project at Sheridan College. In 2020, $8,623.74 was gifted. This project will allow agriculture students the opportunity to get hands on experience in several different project aspects. The plot is located to the south of the Mars Agriculture Center on the Sheridan College campus.

Whitney Benefits commits $25.3 M to Sheridan College

In 2014, Whitney Benefits committed to the largest gift in the history of Sheridan College in the amount of $25.3 million. In 2020, Whitney continued to fund this extraordinary gift with a grant of $2,130,172.50. The commitment from Whitney Benefits to Sheridan College included the necessary $1.3 million required to complete the $8 million Mars Agriculture and Science Center renovation project, $16 million to support the renovation and construction of the Whitney Center for the Arts, $2 million to support infrastructure and parking improvements on the main campus, and $6 million for approximately half of the Tech Center renovation and expansion project.

New Residence Hall

In September 2018, Whitney Benefits committed $7.1 million to Sheridan College for the construction of a 100-bed residence hall. $284,000 was gifted in 2020. The new residence hall was open for student use for the fall 2020 semester. It was named Centennial Hall in recognition of the 100-year legacy of Edward A. Whitney’s generosity. The payments will be made over a 25-year time frame. The total project cost was $9 million with the remaining $1.9 million being paid for by revenue from students’ residence hall fees. The new Centennial Hall includes three floors with traditional rooms, common lounges, and study rooms. It is located just east of the Thorne-Rider Campus Center at Sheridan College.

New 3-D Printer

In 2020, Whitney Benefits gifted $28,000 to Sheridan College to purchase a new 3D printer and cartridges for a unique opportunity to fabricate masks for Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Sheridan community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This printer will then be used by several different educational and vocational programs and allow more students the opportunity to get hands on experience with equipment they will be using in the workplace.

City of Sheridan

THE GIFT OF WATER

In 2020, Whitney Benefits gifted the city of Sheridan in excess of 50 million gallons of stored Park Reservoir water to assist in watering Sheridan’s parks, pathways, and greenways, including the Sheridan Recreation District’s Thorne-Rider Park, Oatts Baseball Complex, Dan Madia Soccer Field, as well as the City of Sheridan’s Washington Park, Black Tooth Park, the elk pasture, and Kendrick Park. Water is also donated to Sheridan County for the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Additionally, Whitney contributes water to the University of Wyoming Science and Research Center located at Whitney’s Adams Ranch for students and educators with experimental test plots, grape vineyards, and crop irrigation.

Whitney Community Advisory Group

The Whitney Community Advisory Group was created in 2004 to provide input from various community members about current Whitney projects and events. The group helps to oversee operations at Whitney Commons and Whitney Plaza and provides valuable community input. The current community members include Steve Carroll, Bill Gatley, Andrea Mellinger, Becky Newton, Stacia Skretteberg, and Judy Stallman.
Whitney Benefits supports community projects including the Whitney Community Advisory Group, Sheridan College, and City of Sheridan.

Community Projects

Whitney Benefits
An Educational Foundation by the late Mr. Edward A. Whitney
© Whitney Benefits, Inc. All Rights Reserved Phone: 307-674-7303
Whitney Benefits supports community projects including the Whitney Community Advisory Group, Sheridan College, and City of Sheridan.

Whitney Community Advisory

Group

The Whitney Community Advisory Group was created in 2004 to provide input from various community members about current Whitney projects and events. The group helps to oversee operations at Whitney Commons and Whitney Plaza and provides valuable community input. The current community members include Steve Carroll, Bill Gatley, Andrea Mellinger, Becky Newton, Stacia Skretteberg, and Judy Stallman.

Sheridan College and Whitney

Benefits

Whitney Days at Sheridan College

Sheridan College hosted the third annual Whitney Day event at Sheridan College to honor Edward A. Whitney and his legacy of support of higher education in Sheridan County. The events were a combination of informative, educational, and fun events that aimed to educate residents of Sheridan County, Sheridan College students and staff about Whitney’s life and legacy. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the events were limited to one day this year. On Sept. 18, 2020, Sheridan College hosted a Coffee & Donuts event, a Walk With Whitney -- Explore the Trails tour event at Malcolm Wallop Park, and a Take and Paint event. Even with the restrictions and changes, many students and community members participated in these events. A clothing and food drive for the Sheridan College Hope Closet also took place to provide food, clothing, and personal items for students in need.

Second Century Legacy Grant

In 2018, Whitney Benefits announced a gift of $11,369,000 to Sheridan College in remembrance of Mr. Edward A. Whitney who passed away 100 years prior. In 2020, $1,304,000 was gifted. The gift is to support faculty in several academic areas including: agriculture, machine tool technology, welding technology, diesel technology, general and visual arts, and the music program. These programs were all selected as potential growth areas and align with regional economic development priorities. Also included in the grant is support for marketing and recruitment as well as funding for the creation of a student success mentoring program modeled from the current TRIO program at Sheridan College. This program will improve student persistence and completion by utilizing a contemporary mentoring model that goes beyond traditional advising to include comprehensive service, from selecting a career path through acquiring the first job upon completion. The Whitney Second Century Legacy grant added 18 full-time positions, and one part-time position at Sheridan College.

Allied Health Building

Whitney Benefits has been committed to the Allied Health Science programs at Sheridan College for decades, dedicating millions of dollars toward equipment, teaching instructors, endowed health educational chairs, health practicums, and capital construction projects. In 2020, Whitney committed to donating an additional $1 Million over three years to Sheridan College for construction costs for the remodel and new sections of the Allied Health Building including $400,000 was paid out in 2020. Whitney Benefits remains committed to the educational excellence of Sheridan College students and believes in the need for outstanding health care professionals to live and work in Sheridan. Collaboration continues with other donors and local foundations on this local community program.

Early Childhood Program

In 2016, Whitney Benefits made a three year grant to Sheridan College for $240,000 to focus on early childhood education within Sheridan County. An Early Childhood Liaison team was formed that developed a mission, goals, and a work plan for the upcoming years. The team made informal assessments of early childhood providers and established relationships with 20 licensed child care providers in Sheridan County. This team, in collaboration with the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation, the local YMCA, and child care providers established monthly visits with local day care providers and developed a “Kindlers Learn” program for children ages birth to 5 years old. They also established early childhood provider training in cooperation with Sheridan County School District 2. The cooperative efforts with all of these groups, families, and parents has established learning and play opportunities for young children, preparing them to be better equipped for entering elementary school education. The program has benefited hundreds of young families and their children. Whitney is grateful for the commitment, the collaboration and the support of local organizations and foundations.

Ag Pilot Project

In 2018, Whitney Benefits approved funding a three-year agricultural educational pilot project at Sheridan College. In 2020, $8,623.74 was gifted. This project will allow agriculture students the opportunity to get hands on experience in several different project aspects. The plot is located to the south of the Mars Agriculture Center on the Sheridan College campus.

Whitney Benefits commits $25.3

M to Sheridan College

In 2014, Whitney Benefits committed to the largest gift in the history of Sheridan College in the amount of $25.3 million. In 2020, Whitney continued to fund this extraordinary gift with a grant of $2,130,172.50. The commitment from Whitney Benefits to Sheridan College included the necessary $1.3 million required to complete the $8 million Mars Agriculture and Science Center renovation project, $16 million to support the renovation and construction of the Whitney Center for the Arts, $2 million to support infrastructure and parking improvements on the main campus, and $6 million for approximately half of the Tech Center renovation and expansion project.

New Residence Hall

In September 2018, Whitney Benefits committed $7.1 million to Sheridan College for the construction of a 100-bed residence hall. $284,000 was gifted in 2020. The new residence hall was open for student use for the fall 2020 semester. It was named Centennial Hall in recognition of the 100-year legacy of Edward A. Whitney’s generosity. The payments will be made over a 25-year time frame. The total project cost was $9 million with the remaining $1.9 million being paid for by revenue from students’ residence hall fees. The new Centennial Hall includes three floors with traditional rooms, common lounges, and study rooms. It is located just east of the Thorne-Rider Campus Center at Sheridan College.

New 3-D Printer

In 2020, Whitney Benefits gifted $28,000 to Sheridan College to purchase a new 3D printer and cartridges for a unique opportunity to fabricate masks for Sheridan Memorial Hospital and the Sheridan community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This printer will then be used by several different educational and vocational programs and allow more students the opportunity to get hands on experience with equipment they will be using in the workplace.

City of Sheridan

THE GIFT OF WATER

In 2020, Whitney Benefits gifted the city of Sheridan in excess of 50 million gallons of stored Park Reservoir water to assist in watering Sheridan’s parks, pathways, and greenways, including the Sheridan Recreation District’s Thorne-Rider Park, Oatts Baseball Complex, Dan Madia Soccer Field, as well as the City of Sheridan’s Washington Park, Black Tooth Park, the elk pasture, and Kendrick Park. Water is also donated to Sheridan County for the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. Additionally, Whitney contributes water to the University of Wyoming Science and Research Center located at Whitney’s Adams Ranch for students and educators with experimental test plots, grape vineyards, and crop irrigation.

Community Projects

© Whitney Benefits, Inc. All Rights Reserved Phone: 307-674-7303
Whitney Benefits       307-674-7303