Senior Gift at Wellesley is not a bench or a tree. It is not a tangible item that you will see on campus.
Senior Gift is a collective gift from the class of 2016 to Wellesley and all of the sibs that come after us. It is a Wellesley tradition. It is a vote of confidence in the power of a Wellesley education.
As we look back on our years here at Wellesley, one thing is clear: our
student experience would not have been possible without the enthusiasm of alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the College. Every year, a generous community of over 16,500 donors come together to support current
students and drive the College's success. It's because of this long-standing tradition
of philanthropy that we're here today, and it's on us to keep that
tradition strong—starting with the Senior Gift campaign.
Why else does Senior Gift matter? Our senior class participation percentage will be included in Wellesley's annual alumnae participation rate this year. It contributes to Wellesley's standing in the U.S. News & World Report's college rankings. Two years ago, Wellesley had under 50% overall participation and came in at #7 in the rankings. When we achieved 53%, we moved up to #4!
Have questions? Check out the Senior Gift Campaign FAQ.
Get involved: Click here for a list of upcoming spring Senior Gift events.
Each and every gift makes a difference, no matter the size. It's the choice to participate that matters most. We hope you will join us in giving to a place that's given each of us so much.
- With a gift of $10, you will receive a 2016 champagne flute in April at Senior Soirée.
- With a leadership gift of $100, you will become a member of the 2016 Ruby Circle as well as the Durant Society. You will also receive all other benefits. For a limited time, join the Ruby Circle for $25/month. Designate your online gift to be made in four monthly installments, ending by June 30.
- 2016 Senior Gift Committee