Giving to Wellesley

Wellesley students engage in lively discourse on the library steps.

Non Ministrari sed Ministrare.

Your gift empowers Wellesley to meet our mission.

Every gift to Wellesley College has real impact, supporting the students of today and the leaders of tomorrow.  

More than ever before, we need the voices of Wellesley alumnae—thoughtful, informed, resilient, innovative, passionate, and compassionate—to speak to the challenges of our time. We deeply value your support of Wellesley’s mission. Your generosity allows us to minister to future generations of Wellesley scholars, students who, like you, strive to—and do—make a difference in the world.


Ways to Give

You can support Wellesley in a variety of ways, including from your current income or assets, through employer matching of your contribution, estate planning, a donor advised fund, and more.

Gift Planning

If you are considering making a gift to Wellesley through your estate or you want to learn more about other approaches to planned giving, such as financial planning or CARES Act tax implications, please visit our planned giving pages.



Endowment Giving

Wellesley's endowment is the cornerstone of the College's financial strength, providing approximately 40 percent of operating revenue and enabling us to effectively pursue our educational purpose. A gift that strengthens our endowment, empowers our future.



Contact a Development Staff Member

We are happy to answer your questions and help you find the information you need. Call us at 781.283.3589, or email us at



Explore Employer Matching Contributions

Matching contributions from generous employers of our alumnae are a meaningful source of additional financial support for Wellesley. Find out if your employer offers this benefit.




Picture of students on a sunny day. Text reads:  Be the heroine of your life. Nora Ephron ’62

Support the heroines of tomorrow with your gift today.

Nora Ephron ’62 was an essayist, humorist, screenwriter, and filmmaker of such classic movies as Julie and Julia, When Harry Met Sally, and You've Got Mail. She spoke at Wellesley's commencement in 1996.