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Whitney Scholars Advisory Group
This past year the Whitney Scholars program has continued to develop and is now growing under the guidance of the
Whitney Scholars Advisory Group. This group, made of several Whitney Benefits Trustees as well as Whitney student loan
program alumni, has begun to identify educational priorities in the community.
The focus of the group thus far has been to address post-graduation preparedness among high school students. With an
emphasis on helping students engage in planning for graduation and beyond, Whitney has initiated meetings within the
community to work with stakeholders in this area and has begun exploring new ways to spread the word about local
interest-free student loans.
As further action steps continue to emerge from these priorities, the advisory program will seek to mobilize the network of
Whitney loan program alumni. These alumni will be essential in providing connections to help support students who need
extra help and guidance to take advantage of available educational opportunities.
Whitney Benefits wishes to thank its Advisory Group members who have generously provided their time and efforts to
further the mission of Edward A. Whitney. Current Advisory Group Community members are Audrey Steinhorst, Rob
Johnson, Traci Eisenman, Tommi Ritterbusch, and Sasha Johnston.
Donor Bill of Rights
PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing this is primary to
quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective
donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all
donors have these rights.
To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its
capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
To be informed of the indent of those serving on the organization’s governing board and to expect board to exercise
prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
To be assured that their gifts will be used for the purposes which those gifts were given.
To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent
provided by law.
To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional
To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers or employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.
“A Donor Bill of Rights,” Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1994
American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC)
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)
National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
Council for Resource Development (CRD)
United Way of America
Whitney Scholars Commitment to Education
Whitney Benefits is pleased to see the continued impact of its loan program alumni in our local community. The foundation
applauds its alumni for their continued commitment to education and to improving Sheridan and Johnson counties.
Although the organization doesn’t have the ability to recognize all Whitney Scholars, it is grateful for their volunteer service
on countless boards and with nonprofit organizations
throughout the community, state and country.
Not all Whitney Scholars are past student loan recipients.
This group also includes stakeholders and supporters who
are tirelessly seeking to improve local access to
education. Whitney Benefits would like to thank the late
Eleanor P. Gregg who generously listed Whitney Benefits
as the remainder beneficiary of her estate through the
creation of a trust prior to her death. While charitable
bequest giving is becoming more commonplace, Gregg
was ahead of her time in thinking of how her estate could
be used to benefit her community in the future. Whitney
Benefits is grateful to Eleanor P. Gregg and the
educational impact she made, and will continue to make,
in the community for years to come.
If you are interested in paying it forward through providing support and direction to current students, or would like to share
your story of educational and career growth through the help of a Whitney loan, please contact the Whitney Benefits office
Our staff hopes to be in touch with those they might have lost contact with and ask past students to send their current
contact information. Please fill out this simple form so that we have your current information. Thank you!
We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to hearing of your successes. Whitney also would like to share your
accomplishments with others with your permission. If you are interested in sharing your story with us, please contact us at
the Whitney office at (307) 674-7303.
An Educational Foundation by the late Mr. Edward A. Whitney
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