Thank you for supporting Wellesley.
What an amazing year we had!
Last fiscal year (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014), Wellesley’s dedicated and generous community of donors—more than 17,500 alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends—continued to drive the College’s success by providing more than $95 million in support. Whether it’s providing support for scholarships for deserving students, research opportunities, teaching salaries, living and learning facilities, or academic programs—donors make the difference!
In addition to dollars raised, our alumnae participation rate also reflected an incredibly successful year. The College’s participation rate (the percentage of alumnae who give to Wellesley) was higher last year than it’s been in 12 years. Achieving a participation rate of 53.4 percent is a remarkable point of pride! Wellesley’s participation rate is important because it is a metric used in influential college rankings, it encourages corporations and foundations to award grants to Wellesley, and it communicates to prospective students and faculty that we have a committed alumnae network.
Far beyond records and statistics—your philanthropic support illustrates to today's students that being part of this extraordinary community of donors means extending your hand to all the Wellesley women who will follow and furthering the College’s mission of providing a world-class liberal arts education.
A few of our wonderful students wanted the opportunity to say "thank you," and to express gratitude for their education and the many ways in which Wellesley supporters help create an exceptional student experience.
Want to know more about how your support makes a difference at Wellesley? Here are a few examples of your dollars at work:
The Wellesley Impact
Your support enables faculty and students to make a difference in their local communities and around the world. Read more >
Wellesley’s operating budget utilizes funds raised to help pay for annual expenses including financial aid packages for students. Read more >
A Community of Donors
No matter the size of the gift–each one counts! Collectively, they have a tremendous impact at Wellesley. Read more >
Leadership Donor Recognition
Members of The Durant Society and The Tower Society are among some of the most generous donors to Wellesley. Read more >
Parent and Family Giving
Gifts made from parents and families to The Parents Fund have an immediate and positive impact in the experience of current students. Read more >