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The Parents Fund
As a parent, you’ve seen your student develop discipline, confidence, and a passion for leadership during her time at Wellesley. Her Wellesley education will confer lifelong benefits, and it would not be possible without gifts from parents like you.
The fact is: your gift really does matter. Tuition covers only 43 percent of the actual cost of a Wellesley education. The remainder, more than $57,000 per student annually, comes largely from endowment income and from annual gifts from generous parents, alumnae, and friends.
College Revenues (FY12)
College Expenses (FY12)
The College allocated approximately 73 percent of its annual budget to teaching and learning expenses, including 21 percent for financial aid.
Make a gift to the Parents Fund
Wellesley is unparalleled in the training we provide to the young women who will be future leaders in their fields, and every gift helps make this education stronger. We hope you will join the many other parents of students and alumnae in making a gift to the Wellesley College Parents Fund. Remember, gifts of all sizes make a difference—and payments can be scheduled in monthly increments.
You can use our secure form to make a gift online. To make a gift by phone, please call 800.358.3543, or you may send a check to The Parents Fund, 106 Central Street, Green Hall 143, Wellesley, MA, 02481.
Are you interested in helping grow the community of active and engaged parents at Wellesley? Do you have previous history fundraising for other institutions, an interest in hiring a Wellesley student as an intern, or a desire to welcome and connect with other parents living in your area? If so, please contact the Office of Parent and Family Programs to learn more about ways that you can get involved with the Wellesley Parents Council.
For more information about The Parents Fund and parent volunteer opportunities, please email Heather Upshaw, Director of Parent & Family Giving, at email@example.com or call 800.358.3543.