Every gift matters. Explore some of the many ways your generosity has made a difference at Wellesley.

Last fiscal year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016), the generosity of nearly 16,000 alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends continued to drive Wellesley's success. An exceptional student body, a distinguished faculty, renewed living and learning facilities, remarkable performances in the studio and on the athletic field, memorable moments on Severance Hill—all are made possible by the collective support of this thoughtful and inspiring community of donors. 

Thank you for keeping Wellesley's mission a reality by ensuring the College can continue the tradition of transforming lives by equipping young women with an outstanding education that develops the confidence and skills required to make a difference in the world.

Want to know more about how philanthropy makes a difference at Wellesley? Click the infographic below to see some examples of your dollars at work.

Your dollars at work inforgraphic

The Wellesley Impact

Gifts to Wellesley ensure that students and faculty have the resources to do the work they came to the College to do: to ask questions, innovate, inspire profound and challenging conversations, think both critically and creatively, and so much more. Want examples? Click the images below to read notable stories of achievement from around campus.

Students use MultiTaction display in Wellesley's Human Computer Interaction Lab Geoscientist Dan Brabander and Wellesley student Ciaran Gallagher conduct field research

Reusable water bottles filled at new Wellesley Science Center hydration stations Wellesley Crew athletes lift their NCAA National Championship trophy

Chris Arumainayagam, professor of chemistry, with students in his lab Students in Angela Carpenter's 'Invented Languages' Course

Professor Rosanna Hertz and her student researchers. From left, Jamie Yang ’17, Rebecca Schwarz ’16, Hertz, and Jackie McGrath ’17 Prof. Vanja Klepac-Ceraj and Serry Park ’16 examine a petri dish

Uniquely Wellesley

In the spring of 2016, the alumnae community shared some of their Wellesley favorites to welcome Wellesley’s 14th president, Paula A. Johnson. Responses from hundreds of alumnae (spanning eight decades!) were compiled into a book full of honored traditions, beloved spots on campus, and beautiful welcome wishes. As a gesture of appreciation, we invite you to read these heartfelt sentiments that provide a glimpse into the transformative experience and lifelong sense of community that your philanthropy supports at Wellesley.

pdf of Wellesley Welcome book