Ways to Give

Every gift counts

Ways to Give

Wellesley College is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a private, non-profit 501(c)3 with a federal tax ID (EIN) of 04-2103637. Wellesley’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. To request a duplicate copy of a gift receipt, please email the gifts and records staff at giftprocessing@wellesley.edu.

Give Online

To make a one-time or sustaining monthly gift by credit card, use our secure online gift form.


By Check

Checks should be made payable to Wellesley College and mailed to the following address. Be sure to identify the purpose to which the gift should be applied, your full name, and class year. 

Wellesley College
Development Office
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

By Phone

Call in your credit card gift to 781.283.2802.

By Securities Transfer

To make a gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares), contact Kerry Stokes, securities administrator, at stockgifts@wellesley.edu or 781.283.3349. Please share Wellesley's securities transfer instructions with your broker to assure a timely and accurate transfer.

By Electronic Funds Transfer

An electronic funds transfer ("EFT") is a convenient, cost-effective way to support Wellesley. With EFT, your annual contribution is divided into monthly installments, which are automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. For more information, please contact Kerry Stokes, securities administrator, at wiregifts@wellesley.edu or 781.283.3349.

By Wire Transfer

To make a cash gift by wire transfer from within the United States, send to:

Bank of America
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
ABA 0260-0959-3
For further credit to Wellesley College Development Account #00995-86532

To make a cash gift by wire transfer from outside of the United States, send to:

Bank of America Swift # BOFAUS3N
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
For further credit to Wellesley College Development Account #00995-86532

By Charitable IRA Rollover

If you are at age 70½ or older and are the owner of an IRA, you can make tax-free IRA contributions directly to Wellesley. For more information, please see our charitable IRA rollover webpage.

By Charitable Gift Annuity, Trust, or other Legacy Gift

Please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 781.283.2235 or giftplanning@wellesley.edu.

By Donor Advised Fund

If you have established a donor advised fund with a financial institution such as Fidelity or Charles Schwab, among many others, consider recommending a grant to Wellesley. Contributions through your DAF can be initiated online or by contacting the fund advisor. It may be helpful to know that Wellesley College is legally registered with the IRS with a tax ID (EIN) of 04-2103637. If you have any questions about donating through a DAF, please contact Debbie Mulno, director of gifts and recordsadministration, at donor-advised-fund-gifts@wellesley.edu or 781.283.3791.

By Real Estate or Personal Property

Gifts-in-kind are non-cash contributions of materials or long-lived assets that serve the purposes of the College by providing tangible property that can be put to use or can be sold to provide funding for College priorities. Donors may benefit from an immediate income tax deduction for the appraised value of the gift and pay no capital gains tax, so long as the gift can be used by the College to carry out its mission. Consultation with a staff member will help you determine the appropriateness of a gift-in-kind.

The College applies special policies and conditions to the acceptance of gifts and tangible property. The 1996 Wellesley College Policy on Gifts of Tangible Property describes these policies in detail, including procedures and regulations specific to the Davis Museum and the Wellesley College Library, as well as to gifts of real estate.

Gifts from UK Taxpayers

If you are a UK taxpayer—even if you also pay taxes in the U.S.—you may be able to significantly increase the value of your gift. Find out how the Wellesley College Foundation (UK) Limited can make your donation worth more.

Match Your Gift 

Many corporate employers, parent companies, and some foundations will match the individual charitable gifts of their employees, retirees, the spouses of their employees and, in some cases, board members. Taking advantage of your company's matching gift program is a wonderful way to increase the impact of your gift to Wellesley; the impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! All matching gifts are counted toward your membership in the Durant Society.

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, enter your employer's name below or check with your human resources department.


Contact: Gifts and Records Administration | Development Office | giftprocessing@wellesley.edu | 781.283.2802