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.
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
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.
Director of Parent & Family Giving