Giving FAQs

Giving to Wellesley: Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of gifts can I make to Wellesley?
There are many ways to give, and many kinds of gifts you can make to Wellesley. You can make a gift online now with your credit card. You can make a gift by check, phone, or by electronic transfer. Wellesley also welcomes gifts of securities, life income gifts, gifts of art or personal property, and corporate matching gifts.

How do I make a current-year pledge?
You can make a current-year pledge over the phone. Please call us toll-free at 800.358.3543.

Will my company match my gift to Wellesley?
More than 1,000 companies offer matching gift programs that can double, or even triple, your gift to Wellesley.

What kind of gift offers the greatest tax advantages for donors?
When you donate securities, you not only receive credit for the current market value of the stock, but you avoid paying capital gains tax on the appreciation.

Can I designate my gift for a specific purpose?
While we hope all donors will give annual unrestricted gifts, you may direct your gift for a specific purpose. For more information, visit our designated giving website.

What is the minimum gift/pledge needed to establish an endowed fund?
A gift of at least $100,000 is required to set up named endowed funds.

I understand that I can make a gift to Wellesley and receive income from it. How does this work?
Wellesley offers a number of life income options. These life income gifts include pooled income funds, which operate similarly to mutual funds, charitable gift annuities, and various trust arrangements.