An Update on the Roberts Fund
February 27, 2017
From the President
February 27, 2017

The Roberts Circle is the foundation of the Roberts Fund. More than 450 members have committed to give $1,000 to student scholarships every year. We are blessed to have supporters who choose to make a difference in the lives of our students in such a big way. The Roberts Circle helps students explore new fields of knowledge, discover new career paths, and receive support from caring faculty and staff.

To thank you for your generosity, we provide special benefits to our members:

  • Welcome gifts, such as a Roberts Circle lapel pin and Roberts Circle socks
  • Name listed as a member of the Roberts Circle on the Roberts Wesleyan College website
  • Invitations to exclusive events, such as the Roberts Circle Banquet
  • Quarterly letters with the inside scoop from the President
  • Free six-month membership to the Voller Athletic Center (April-December)
  • Two free tickets to a Performing Arts Series event or discount on theatrical shows
  • Access to Golisano Library, 10% discount to the bookstore and more!

One person can make an immense impact. Imagine how many more students could be helped if we doubled the size of our Circle! If you are already a Roberts Circle member, we encourage you to invite others to join. If you are interested in becoming a member, visit:


Chelsea Forestal ’18

While I was in high school and looking at colleges, I quickly discovered that Roberts was the perfect school for me. Between the great Social Work program, the many opportunities for students, the Christian atmosphere and the professors’ dedication to their students, I knew Roberts was where I wanted to go. I applied and was overjoyed when I was accepted! However, at the same time, I was concerned about how I could afford to go to school. I have a single mother and finances are tight, so my dream of going to Roberts was slowly slipping away. I began to pray and I knew if God wanted me to go to Roberts, He would find a way for me to attend. After working with financial aid, I was able to get a scholarship, which allowed me to attend Roberts. I am so grateful for the generous donors and the Roberts Fund that made it possible for me to afford my dream school.

Chelsea Forestal 18