Frequently Asked Questions

You may find these resources helpful as you consider a gift to Wellesley. If you need further assistance, please call us at 781.283.3589 or email

Email the Development Office at Please provide your full name and the amount and approximate date of your gift, along with instructions as to where you would like the form sent.

If you make a gift online, we will mail you a tax receipt immediately. If you send a gift via check, securities, or wire, we will mail you a tax receipt approximately two business days after our team has processed it.

Yes. The online giving form allows you to direct your gift toward one (or more) of several College priorities. If you have a different priority or prefer not to make your gift online, please reach out to a staff member by calling 781.283.3589.

The College will be pleased to inform the person/family about a memorial or honorary gift. Along with your gift, which can be made online, please provide the necessary contact information, including name(s), mailing/email address, and how you would like to be acknowledged.

Endowment income contributes significantly to our annual budget, but it does not cover the entire gap between tuition and costs. Wellesley is committed to meeting 100 percent of students’ calculated financial need while delivering an exceptional educational experience. Annual donations to The Wellesley Fund help to cover such important ongoing expenses as financial aid, sustaining our beautiful campus, and more.

We receive every gift with gratitude. We recognize that all our donors are at different life stages with a wide range of financial resources. We appreciate the support of all donors, and every dollar has an impact.

Please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 781.283.2235 or

Wellesley College is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 with a federal tax ID (EIN) of 04-2103637.

To make a gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares), contact Kerry Stokes, securities administrator, at or 781.283.3349. For detailed information about gifting securities, please visit the Securities Transfer page.

Many employers will match their employees' charitable gifts. Go to our Employer Matching Gifts page to search and see if your company will match your gift to Wellesley College.

Wellesley's fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.

Please send an email to or call 781.283.3589. Alternatively, you can search the staff directory for the appropriate contact.

Your gift to Wellesley, no matter the designation, strengthens the College’s ability to provide an excellent liberal arts education for all students. Philanthropic support allows Wellesley to address urgent needs, seize unique opportunities, and invest in the future.

Gift Acceptance Policy

The College has established longstanding policies governing the types of gifts we may accept from donors for the purposes of furthering Wellesley’s educational and institutional mission. These guidelines are outlined in detail in the Wellesley College Gift Acceptance Policy statement.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights.