Let's be Friends

The Friends of Wellesley share a common mission: to enhance student engagement beyond the classroom by supporting a broad range of programs that make the Wellesley experience holistic and rich. Friends provide invaluable support for our students by funding activities such as athletic team building, arts enrichment, health and wellness staffing, and maintaining special collections. Supporting a program or activity that resonates with your passion isn’t the only benefit of becoming a friend of Wellesley. Additional perks include networking opportunities with other friends, supporters, and community leaders, invitations to exclusive events, and programming updates delivered to you throughout the year.

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    Friends of Athletics

    Friends of Athletics supports student-athletes and provides opportunities for alumnae and the College community to pursue lifelong interests in athletics and fitness.

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    Friends of Art

    Friends of Art directly supports learning and teaching through exhibitions, projects, and strategic acquisitions at Wellesley's Davis Museum, whose collections encompass paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts.

  • Students working on a project in Global Flora

    Friends of the Botanic Gardens

    Friends of Botanic Gardens inspires and supports students' interest in nature studies (horticulture, plant science, and the natural environment) by funding internships.

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    Friends of the Library

    Friends of the Library provides yearly support for the Margaret Clapp Library and its Special Collections, Book Arts Lab, and the College Archives. Funding from this group also benefits the art and music libraries.

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    Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

    The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life supports robust multi-faith programming, fosters Wellesley's religious communities, and provides platforms for rich community connections and conversations.