Philanthropic support from members of the Durant and Tower societies benefits every student and faculty member and sets an exemplary standard of giving in support of the College 

The Durant Society

The Durant Society honors Wellesley’s most generous donors, who make annual gifts ranging from $2,500 to $50,000 or more. The Durant Society also recognizes recent graduates whose gifts total from $500 to $1,000 annually. In FY14, 1,482 Durant-level donors, the highest number of Durant donors since FY10, made gifts totaling more than $73.1 million to Wellesley. The vast majority of Durant-level gifts are unrestricted, which allows the President and trustees of the College to put these dollars to work where they are needed most. Learn more >

The Tower Society

 Legacy giving plays an important role for Wellesley College. Did you know that:

  • Legacy gifts are a significant source of support for the College
  • Realized legacy gifts and lifetime planned gifts totaled more than $18 million last year
  • Legacy giving is made up of small and large gifts

In addition to unrestricted legacy gifts and those for financial aid, Wellesley received recent legacy gifts for our theater program, Library and Technology, the Botany Department and Botanical Gardens as well as gifts of art for the Davis Museum. Wellesley’s Tower Society, established in 1991, honors those who support Wellesley’s mission through legacy and planned giving. Learn more >

Contact Us

Office for Resources
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

E-mail: giving@wellesley.edu
Tel: 800.358.3543


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