Critical Role of The Wellesley Fund

You know how much your life after Wellesley has been enriched by your experiences here: the inspiring professors, rigorous academics, meaningful relationships, supportive community, and beautiful campus environment that prepared you to make a difference in the world. The Wellesley Fund provides the critical and flexible funds that can be used to address urgent needs and seize unique opportunities to make that same foundation available to young scholars today.

Your gift to The Wellesley Fund goes to work immediately to improve all aspects of campus life, including robust financial aid, a comprehensive residential life curriculum, innovative teaching and research opportunities, extensive physical and mental health services, and programs that prepare our students to be active citizens and leaders who can engage across differences.

Make your Wellesley Fund gift today!

Campus Priorities

Giving Opportunities

Reunion Giving

Reunion giving is the foundation of The Wellesley Fund, with reunion classes contributing between 15 and 20 percent of the fund's annual dollars. Reunion gifts are a meaningful way to honor the friendships, learning, and community that made up your unique experience at Wellesley, ensuring that the students of today and tomorrow will benefit from all Wellesley has to offer, just as you did.

Wellesley Fund Scholars

The Wellesley Fund Scholars program provides a uniquely personal opportunity for you to support a Wellesley student who will benefit throughout her life from your investment in her future.

Ways to Give

  • Online

    The easiest way to make your gift today is by using our online form.

  • Check

    Make your check payable to Wellesley College and mail it to the following address.

    Wellesley College
    Development Office
    106 Central Street
    Wellesley, MA 02481

    In the memo line, please specify the gift purpose (for designated gifts only), your full name, and your class year.

  • Phone

    We accept credit card gifts by phone at 781.283.2802.

  • Digital Wallet

    Venmo and PayPal are now available on our online giving form from your phone or tablet. To access Venmo, you must have the latest version of Venmo installed on your mobile device and be using the device's default browser (safari for iPhone and Google Chrome for Android.)

Learn More Giving to The Wellesley Fund

Make a recurring gift

You can make your annual gift to the Wellesley Fund in manageable monthly payments. Just check the box “Make this gift recurring” on the online form and set your amount. Have a question about recurring gifts? Call us at 781.283.2440.

Make an honorary or memorial gift

If giving online, simply check the box and fill in the name(s) of those you wish to honor. You can also call our office at 781.283.2802. The College will send a card acknowledging your gift to your designee.

An employer matching gift can double the value of your gift

Find out if your employer offers this benefit.

Learn about all the other ways you can make your gift

Visit the Ways to Give page to learn about the various ways you can give to The Wellesley Fund, including electronic funds transfers, gifts of securities, and IRA rollovers.

Get Involved

For more information about volunteering with your class and The Wellesley Fund, please contact

  • The Wellesley Fund Class Representative

    Collaborates with The Wellesley Fund staff to build and support a committee of assistant representatives who solicit gifts from their peers to The Wellesley Fund and implement strategies that will inspire their classmates to give.

  • The Wellesley Fund Assistant Representative

    At the direction of the class representative and The Wellesley Fund staff, contacts a pool of assigned classmates to solicit gifts to The Wellesley Fund.

  • Class Durant Representative

    Collaborates closely with the class representative and The Wellesley Fund team to contact a select pool of assigned classmates to solicit Durant Society-level gifts to The Wellesley Fund.