"Women have made a lot of progress in society, but we have still not reached a point where there is true gender equality. Mindful of this, I try to help other women when I have the chance. Giving back to Wellesley is one clear, strong way for me to reach out to the next generation of women who will make a difference in the world."
—Alecia DeCoudreaux '76
"I was instantly attracted to the Scholars Program for one simple reason: it enabled me to link my gift to Wellesley with a student who would directly benefit from it. Although I know that each gift to the College benefits students in one way or another, I liked the personal tie that my gift forged with a student whose life was changed by her ability to go to Wellesley. Putting a face to one's gift helps to remind me that when we give to Wellesley, we are giving to bright and talented individuals who will make a profound difference in the world."