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Giving to the Endowment

A Gift with Lasting Impact

Your gift to Wellesley’s endowment will provide a lasting source of financial strength for the College, safeguarding our future and ensuring that Wellesley can continue to fulfill its mission regardless of economic climate.

The college carefully invests gifts to the endowment, with an eye towards strong financial returns via investments that meet Wellesley’s high ethical standards. Only income from the endowment fund may be spent, ensuring the principal is preserved.

Endowment Opportunities

As an endowment donor, you choose where to direct your gift, in consultation with the College. Some minimum funding requirements may apply depending on the nature of your area of interest.

Opportunities include:

  • Scholarships
  • Professorships
  • Funding to support teaching

We encourage you to reach out for a one-on-one discussion about endowed giving opportunities by emailing giving@wellesley.edu.

More About the Endowment

For more details about the College's endowment, including annual investment performance and endowment contributions to Wellesley’s annual budget, see the 2023 Endowment Fact Sheet.

Photo of students, snowman, snow, winter. Alumnae Quote from Debby Kuenstner about supporting the endowment.

Support a healthy tomorrow with your gift today.

Debby Kuenstner ’80 is Wellesley's chief investment officer. She created an endowed scholarship fund to support the College.