- John Winthrop is a direct descendant of Winthrop's earliest benefactor, Robert Charles Winthrop.
- A $1,500 donation from Robert C. Winthrop and the Peabody Board helped establish Winthrop.
Winthrop University, "Feb. 22 Lecture Recounts 'Defining Moment in Winthrop History'" (2016). Winthrop News 2016. 58.