The Parents Fund enhances the College’s commitment to providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world

The Parents Fund

The Parents Fund is the annual fundraising effort conducted during the fiscal year July 1 - June 30. The Parents Fund was created to bridge the gap between what tuition covers and the rest of the cost of educating a Wellesley student. This gap currently is approximately 30 percent.

The Parents Fund provides support for the college's annual operating budget, which helps maintain every part of the Wellesley experience: financial aid, faculty and academic programming, athletics, career education, independent research, technology, global study, and our beautiful campus. Gifts to the Parents Fund provide direct and immediate revenue in the year that they are given.

How to Make a Gift

  • Make a gift to The Parents Fund by using our secure online form
  • Call us toll-free at 800.358.3543
  • Mail a check to the Office of Parent & Family Programs, Green Hall Rm 143, 106 Central Street, Green Hall 143, Wellesley, MA, 02481
  • Call Elizabeth Drew Scholl, Director of Parent & Family Giving at 781.283.3442 to discuss ways to optimize your philanthropy to Wellesley

Leadership Giving

Lead the way by participating in our recognition program

Parents who give at the leadership level of $2,500 or more annually qualify for membership in the Durant Society. In appreciation of this involvement, members are invited to special donor-recognition events on and off campus.

The Durant Society membership levels are:

President's Circle Benefactor: $25,000+
President's Circle: $10,000 – $24,999
Dean’s Circle: $5,000 – $9,999
Supporter: $2,500 – $4,999

Multiply Your Impact Through Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match most charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, visit our Matching Gifts page or contact your employer's human resource department.

The Parents Council

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 & Family Programs to learn more about ways that you can get involved with Wellesley's Parents Council.

Contact Us

Elizabeth Scholl
Director of Parent & Family Giving
781.283.3442
escholl2@wellesley.edu