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Support Wellesley. Invest in women.
(The world will thank you.)
What’s our most precious resource? Wellesley women. Wellesley offers life-changing education and leadership opportunities that allows graduates to go forth and make a difference in the world. The College relies on gifts from dedicated alumnae, students, family, and friends, like you, to maintain the high standards of a Wellesley education and advance our mission.
Please use the information below to explore our current fundraising priorities, including annual giving opportunities, scholarships, endowed gifts, and special projects.
Thank you for supporting Wellesley!
The Wellesley Fund: The art and science of annual giving
The Wellesley Fund, our annual fund, touches everyone and everything on campus. It is our top fundraising priority because the College depends upon it to meet the annual operating budget. Unlike our endowment, which is invested, The Wellesley Fund is used to support the current year’s needs. These unrestricted funds also allow us to respond to changing circumstances and pursue new opportunities. Learn more >
NEW! Designate your gift to The Wellesley Fund!
As the needs of the College change and evolve, we identify different programs and initiatives for focused fund-raising efforts. This year, we are inviting donors to direct their annual gifts to one or more areas of need: Essential Wellesley, Iconic Wellesley, Greener Wellesley, or Academic Wellesley. Learn more >
Endowed Gifts: Scholarships and other endowed giving opportunities
Donors may designate their gifts to specific College priorities. Scholarships are top on our list, followed by professorships. Wellesley has guidelines for making endowed gifts, which may bear your name or be named in honor or memory of someone you wish to recognize. Donors also may direct gifts to a particular initiative, such as Friends of Art or the Wellesley Centers for Women. Learn more >