The Wellesley Fund

Your gift to The Wellesley Fund goes to work immediately to strengthen and support Wellesley’s operating budget, educational mission, and commitment to affordability.

When you contribute to The Wellesley Fund, you are participating in a powerful tradition: annual giving. Together with other Wellesley alumnae, students, parents, and friends, you can achieve remarkable results. Every gift counts! Last year, more than 16,550 dedicated individuals made gifts ranging from $10 to $250,000. Now that’s a mighty impact!

Why does annual giving matter? Because The Wellesley Fund provides day-to-day support for every aspect of the College, including: 

  • Competitive salaries for world-class faculty members
  • Financial aid for currently enrolled students
  • Preservation of buildings and grounds
  • Library acquisitions
  • New educational technologies—and more!

The following information provides an overview of different ways to give to The Wellesley Fund—as well as the related benefits and recognition for you.

Reunion Giving

Reunion is a time for alumnae to reflect on their Wellesley experience and what it means to be a “Wellesley woman.” Many choose to celebrate Wellesley and their reunion with a gift to the College. Last year, alumnae and friends contributed more than $10 million to The Wellesley Fund: 30 percent of that came from reunion giving. Learn more >

The Parents Fund

The Parents Fund—and the Parents Fund Council—provide a way for parents of current students and alumnae to make gifts of unrestricted funds and assist with financial strategies and outreach that support Wellesley’s mission. Gifts from parents help ensure Wellesley’s unique legacy of excellence and women’s leadership. Learn more >

The Durant Society

The Durant Society honors alumnae, parents, and friends whose annual gifts range from $2,500 to $50,000 or more—and recent graduates whose gifts total $500 or $1,000 annually. Members receive a variety of benefits, including conference calls with College leadership, invitations to special events, and more. Learn more >