A Gift with Lasting Impact

Wellesley’s endowment is the cornerstone of the College’s financial strength and is essential to the College’s investment in students, faculty, and programs. Gifts made to Wellesley’s endowment are considered to be made in perpetuity and are carefully invested to ensure the College has a strong foundation to support new knowledge discovery for current and future generations. Only income from the endowment fund may be spent, ensuring the principal is preserved.

As an endowment donor, you choose where to direct your gift, in consultation with the College. Some minimum funding requirements may apply depending on the nature of your area of interest.

Opportunities include:

  • Scholarships
  • Professorships
  • Funding to support teaching

We encourage you to reach out for a one-on-one discussion about endowed giving opportunities by emailing giving@wellesley.edu.

The Wellesley Endowment

On June 30, 2023, the endowment had a market value of $2.889 billion. This was an increase of $42 million from the previous year, when the endowment ended fiscal year 2022 at $2.847 billion. For more details about the College's endowment, including annual investment performance and endowment contributions to Wellesley’s annual budget, see the 2023 Endowment Fact Sheet.

  • $2.9 billion Endowment market value as of June 30, 2023.

  • 4.3% FY23 Return

  • $10.8 million New gifts and pledges made to the endowment in FY23.