The Wellesley Fund

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The Wellesley Fund

The Critical Role of Annual Giving

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.  

Here's how your gift to The Wellesley Fund goes to work immediately to help the College and our students:

  • Supports robust financial aid so that we can meet 100 percent of calculated financial need for promising students from all social and economic backgrounds.
  • Furthers our mission to achieve true excellence in liberal arts education through innovative teaching and research.
  • Updates our learning facilities to maintain state-of-the-art standards.
  • Keeps our campus beautiful and inspiring.
  • ​Addresses the unique challenges of meeting our mission during a global pandemic.


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.


Make your gift online.

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

Make your gift by phone.

Call us at 781.283.2802 to make your gift by phone.

Mail your check to our office.

Mail your check made payable to "Wellesley College" to the following address:

Wellesley College
Development Office
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Make your gift from a mobile device. 

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.)

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.

Picture of students, relaxing, indoors, carvings, red furnishings. Quote from Alum Dr. Camara Jones '76 about collective action.

Support the activists of tomorrow with your gift today.

Dr. Camara Jones ’76 is a family physician and epidemiologist whose 30-year career in the public health sector has focused on naming, measuring, and addressing the effects of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She is on the faculties of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and is the 2021 Presidential Visiting Fellow at Yale University of Medicine. She was a recipient of the Wellesley College 2018 Alumnae Achievement Award.