John Wesley Day is a day set apart at Wesleyan to express gratitude for the sacrificial giving of both the founders of the school and those who sustain the school through their continued generosity. Historically, it was on the 18th day of the school year reflect the 18 days of 180 school days that are possible due to the generosity of donors who provide roughly 10% of the operating budget through gifts to the school. We currently celebrate John Wesley Day in November, since it is a month where our nation and our families focus on thankfulness and gratitude. Gratitude is both the proper response to giving and motivation for a life of service. Current students are reminded that what they have at Wesleyan is a gift from God through the generosity of others.