Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Your generosity means so much to the future of Wellesley College. Every gift, regardless of size, matters. Donors who wish to support the students, faculty, and programs of Wellesley may make their gifts in a variety of ways.

Give Online Now

Click here to charge your gift to American Express, MasterCard, or VISA using our secure online form.

By Phone

Call in your credit card gift to 800.358.3543.

By Mail

All checks should be made payable to Wellesley College and mailed to the following address. Any gift restrictions can be noted in the check's memo line or via an accompanying note. Please include your full name and class year. 

Wellesley College, Office for Resources, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

Electronic Funds Transfer

An electronic funds transfer ("EFT") is a convenient, cost-effective way to support Wellesley. With EFT, your annual contribution is divided into monthly installments, which are automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. For more information, please contact Kerry Stokes, Senior Coordinator for Gifts Administration, at kstokes@wellesley.edu or 781.283.3349.

Wire Transfer

To make a gift by wire transfer, please use the following information: 

U.S. donors, please wire cash to:

Bank of America
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
ABA 0260-0959-3
For further credit to Wellesley College Development Account #00995-86532

International donors, please wire cash to:

Bank of America Swift # BOFAUS3N
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
For further credit to Wellesley College Development Account #00995-86532

For Wellesley donors living in the United Kingdom who are UK taxpayers, take full advantage of tax incentives by giving through the Wellesley College Foundation (UK) Limited.

Securities Transfer

Gifts of appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares, may generate very favorable tax benefits for the donor. At the time the gift is made, the donor may receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of such securities if owned for more than 12 months. Use our Stock Transfer Form to prepare the information for your broker and access transfer instructions. For additional assistance, please contact Kerry Stokes, Senior Coordinator for Gifts Administration, at kstokes@wellesley.edu or 781.283.3349.

IRA Rollover

If you are at age 70½ or older and are the owner of an IRA, you can make tax-free IRA contributions directly to Wellesley. For more information please see our gift planning site. Make sure that you contact the Gifts and Records staff (giving@wellesley.edu or 800.358.3543) when you direct the rollover so we can look for the check from your IRA administrator.

Personal Property and Real Estate

Gifts-in-kind are non-cash contributions of materials or long-lived assets that serve the purposes of the College by providing tangible property that can be put to use or can be sold to provide funding for College priorities. Donors may benefit from an immediate income tax deduction for the appraised value of the gift and pay no capital gains tax, so long as the gift can be used by the College to carry out its mission. Consultation with a staff member will help you determine the appropriateness of a gift-in-kind.

The College applies special policies and conditions to the acceptance of gifts and tangible property. The 1996 Wellesley College Policy on Gifts of Tangible Property describes these policies in detail, including procedures and regulations specific to the Davis Museum and the Wellesley College Library, as well as to gifts of real estate.