The Wellesley Effect

Wellesley is a transformative force in the lives of women around the globe.

The most powerful engine of social change is an educated young woman. Our shared future belongs to intellectually gifted and deeply purposeful women—Wellesley women. The values we stand for, the spirit of Wellesley, the work that we do: These things have a tangible, lasting effect on women, and therefore the world. This is the Wellesley Effect.

On July 18, 2018, we successfully concluded a record-setting fundraising effort—completing the largest fundraising campaign ever undertaken by a women’s college—dedicated to advancing the Wellesley Effect.

The campaign film This Is The Place, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Mary Mazzio, spotlights alumnae across the generations and the impact Wellesley has had on their lives, preparing them to make a difference in the world.