Wellesley's Day of Giving 2023

1,347
Donors
224% of 600 Donor goal
$477,798
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An Anonymous DonorCatherine Sapiro matched $100

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An Anonymous DonorAllison Kumata matched $50

An Anonymous DonorSigne Lemon Friedrichs matched $100

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An Anonymous DonorLauryn E Sasso matched $250

Kim Heckscher Decker photoKim Heckscher Decker matched $250

An Anonymous DonorAmanda Mogin matched $250

An Anonymous DonorMelody Pao matched $1,000

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An Anonymous DonorDeAvian T. Shipes Grauel matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous classmate matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorMary O'Loughlin Rafferty and Margaret Meyer, '77 Wellesley Fund Representatives matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous classmate matched $25,000
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An Anonymous DonorKatherine A Johnson gave $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $599
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About


At Wellesley, students learn to be the problem solvers, creators, and community-builders our world needs 🌎. We are educating future leaders who will go on to light the path for the next generation to follow in their footsteps.

This year on Wellesley’s annual Day of Giving, we celebrate our trailblazers and support our next generation of visionaries. 💙

On November 16, please make your gift to The Wellesley Fund so we can reach our goal of 600 donors and empower all Wellesley students to achieve their highest aspirations.

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Updates
Advocating for student mental health education

Loreley Godfrey ’27 has a passion for student mental health education. She finished high school early, and before starting at Wellesley she joined the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council on Substance Misuse and Prevention in her home state of New Hampshire, where she partnered with state senators to craft a bipartisan bill to provide schools with lesson plans addressing mental health. She has also worked on climate and conservation public policy projects, all before reaching voting age. “I’ve always been one who was organized and detailed, but I’ve never felt so comfortable in class before. I’ve realized the smartest ones are those willing to ask questions.”

15 days ago by Gina Gentile
Going well beyond expectations

15 days ago by Gina Gentile
Forging unique paths at Wellesley and beyond

15 days ago by Gina Gentile
We reached our goal!

Our Wellesley community truly knows how to crush a goal—let’s keep it going! You still have time to make a difference on this Day of Giving. A gift to The Wellesley Fund today will ensure that we can empower the next generation of trailblazers.

15 days ago by Gina Gentile
Breaking barriers in the sports world

Melissa Ludtke ’73 P’19 is an esteemed reporter and journalist who was the plaintiff in the groundbreaking 1978 federal court case that established equal access for women to report alongside male reporters in Major League Baseball locker rooms. Graduating from Wellesley following the women’s liberation movement, Melissa discovered newfound opportunities for women in the world. Her dedication and persistence paved the way for generations of young women to work in sports media.“There were possibilities opening for women for the first time that had never been opened before,” Melissa says.

15 days ago by Gina Gentile
Reflecting on the Wellesley experience


15 days ago by Gina Gentile
Mentoring students and alumnae in Washington, D.C.

Charlotte Hayes ’75 is a management consultant, certified business and executive coach, and board member of Girl Up, a nonprofit focused on developing transformational leaders who advance gender justice worldwide. Based in Washington, D.C., Hayes has been a mentor for Wellesley alumnae and the alumnae coordinator for the Wellesley in Washington Student Internship Program for more than two decades. She enjoys meeting with students and urging them to take advantage of all the opportunities that come their way. Hayes provides them with guidance as they explore their own career paths, including connecting them to contacts in her network and talking with them about financial planning.  

16 days ago by Gina Gentile
Video Spotlight

Cecilia Conrad ’76, Stephanie Hsieh ’89, and Chantale “Chanty” Zuzi ’25, featured in our Day of Giving video, are part of our incredible Wellesley student and alumnae network.

Cecilia is CEO of Lever for Change, a nonprofit that connects funders with exceptionally creative individuals who have ideas about how to solve problems in the world. She returned to campus last month to accept a 2023 Alumnae Achievement Award.

Stephanie has worked for 30 years in the life science industry, as an entrepreneur, board director, executive, intellectual property attorney, and angel investor. She is president-elect of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association and finds mentoring students and young alums to be some of her most gratifying work. 

Chanty is a junior from the Democratic Republic of Congo who founded Refugee Can Be, a nonprofit whose mission is to educate and empower refugee girls. She aspires to work in the field of global politics, including as a U.S. diplomat and eventually secretary of state.

We look forward to highlighting more Wellesley trailblazers on Thursday!

19 days ago by Gina Gentile

Donor Map
Class Leaderboard
Class YearDonorsRaised ($)
197213$2,400
198214$3,185
199643$5,703
201318$1,260
197747$26,633
197419$15,360
199452$38,150
200116$2,815
198617$8,070
199519$25,301
197617$4,000
19656$950
200221$2,860
200817$1,296
199024$3,115
198721$8,202
199721$8,783
198135$8,706
201015$1,246
197116$2,523
198040$12,855
197919$1,662
199336$14,393
198925$5,295
199946$6,981
196712$1,717
200413$2,998
197314$9,450
20178$562
197813$2,175
199134$32,416
19636$1,775
200321$3,326
200523$6,197
201811$1,170
201111$2,097
198344$7,978
19513$751
20213$240
20127$465
200011$1,075
19480$0
19551$50
20196$255
20268$16,925
19490$0
19759$1,600
19460$0
20068$640
19450$0
198424$4,405
19532$420
197022$6,675
200713$1,968
200921$1,745
20245$570
19698$2,425
19440$0
199243$13,946
19521$100
19624$3,650
19500$0
20205$250
20254$1,500
19618$1,850
19604$11,500
20235$260
19470$0
20165$116
19584$3,233
199822$13,151
20223$147
19574$788
19544$1,370
19597$4,634
19563$2,200
201510$370
202726$6,297
20148$680
198822$10,678
19645$5,960
196614$2,770
198528$12,642
196813$16,451
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Parent icon6%Parents
Suitcase icon2%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon1%Friends
Gradhat icon89%Alumnae
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