Giving Societies

We are so thankful for our generous donors, as they carry, sustain, and champion Wheeler Mission! To honor and celebrate the devoted partners who give regularly, give at certain levels, or include Wheeler Mission in their estate plans, we have  cultivated a community through various giving societies. To learn how you can join one (or some!) of our societies, read info below!

In 1893, Mary Wheeler and a small group of women founded and operated a refuge for neighboring women in desperate need, a refuge known today as Wheeler Mission. Their legacy of female philanthropy and service lives on in the Mary Wheeler Circle, an association for women to help other women.

McWhirter Society: A Legacy of Hope

The McWhirter Society is named for Luella McWhirter, one of the three women founders of the Mission in 1893, and matriarch of that supportive Indianapolis family. Membership in the Society is reserved for those individuals who support Wheeler and its Christian life and family saving goals through life-income arrangements, trusts or bequests. These friends of Wheeler Mission help to assure its future by strengthening its endowment reserve.

Everyone has everyday needs—for food, a safe place to sleep…for acceptance and love. Monthly partners are the heroes local people in need can count on. Auto-generosity makes sure the everyday needs of homeless, hungry people in Central and South Central Indiana are met every day, all year long. A recurring monthly gift is a hand-up, not a hand-out, that will change the life of someone in need forever!

The William Wheeler Society (WWS) is our giving society for donors who’ve committed to give $1,000 or more per year. WWS members are a sustaining funding source for Wheeler Mission, ensuring a predictable stream of income for the Mission and providing the safety, care, and resources our guests need. Members fulfill their giving commitment either in one lump sum or throughout the year.