Ways to Give

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Ways to Give

Wellesley College provides multiple options for making your gift.


Use our secure online gift form.

Make a Gift


Make your check payable to Wellesley College and mail it to the following address. 

Wellesley College
Development Office
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

In the memo line, please specify the gift purpose (for designated gifts only), your full name, and your class year. 


We accept credit card gifts by phone at 781.283.2802.


Make your gift using Venmo from your smartphone or tablet through our online giving form. You must have the latest version of Venmo installed on your mobile device and be using the device's default browser (Safari for iPhone and Google Chrome for Android).

Make a Gift

How to Give FAQ

Recurring Gift

A recurring gift makes budgeting your gift manageable while providing Wellesley with sustained support. On the online form, specify a gift amount and check the box “Make this gift recurring.” You may then elect to make a monthly contribution or customize the frequency of your gift, and to set the desired duration. You may also make arrangements for a recurring gift by electronic funds transfer (see below), or by calling us at 781.283.2802.

Electronic Funds Transfer

An electronic funds transfer (EFT) is a convenient, cost-effective way to support Wellesley. With EFT, your annual contribution is divided into monthly installments that are automatically deducted from your checking or savings account. For more information, please contact Kerry Stokes, securities administrator, at 781.283.3349 or via email at wiregifts@wellesley.edu.

Wire Transfer

To make a cash gift by wire transfer from within the United States, send to:

Bank of America
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
ABA 0260-0959-3
ACH 011000138

For further credit to Wellesley College Development Account #00995-86532

To make a cash gift by wire transfer from outside of the United States, send to:

Bank of America Swift # BOFAUS3N
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110

For further credit to Wellesley College Development Account #00995-86532.

Securities Transfer

To make a gift of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares), contact Kerry Stokes, securities administrator, at 781.283.3349 or via email at stockgifts@wellesley.edu. For detailed information about gifting securities, visit the Securities Transfers page.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

What is a donor advised fund?

Donor advised funds (DAF) allow donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. If you have a donor advised fund managed by Fidelity Charitable®, Schwab Charitable®, or BNY Mellon Charitable® you can use DAF Direct to recommend a gift to Wellesley College directly from our website.

Donating through DAF Direct

Contributions through your DAF can be initiated using the DAF Direct widget below.

  • Select your DAF sponsor charity from the dropdown menu labeled “Donate now from:”.
  • Specify “Wellesley College” in the “Designation:” field.
  • Enter your donation amount you would like to recommend in the “Amount:” field.
  • Click on the “NEXT” button to proceed to the sponsoring organization’s website to complete your donor advised fund transaction.
    Please note, you will be directed to an external website to complete your transaction.

If your DAF sponsor charity is not available through DAF Direct, simply contact your charity to initiate your donation.

Wellesley College’s tax I.D. number is 04-2103637

Questions regarding making a gift through a donor advised fund may be directed to Debbie Mulno, director of gifts and records administration, at 781.283.3791 or dmulno@wellesley.edu.

Charitable IRA Rollover

If you are at age 70½ or older and are the owner of an IRA, you can make tax-free IRA contributions directly to Wellesley. For more information, please see our charitable IRA rollover webpage.

Gifts in Honor

Gifts made in honor or in memory are a special way to recognize an individual and their enduring devotion to Wellesley College. The College will inform the person/family about a memorial or honorary gift. Along with your gift, please provide the necessary contact information, including name(s), mailing address, and how you would like to be acknowledged.   

Gifts In Kind

Gifts-in-kind are non-cash contributions of materials or long-lived assets. When appropriate and approved by the College, gifts-in-kind serve Wellesley by providing tangible property for current use or for sale to fund College priorities. Donors may benefit from an immediate income tax deduction for the appraised value of the gift and pay no capital gains tax, as long as the gift can be used by the College to carry out its mission. 

Consultation with a staff member will help you determine the appropriateness of a gift-in-kind. The College applies special policies and conditions to the acceptance of gifts and tangible property. The Wellesley College Gift Acceptance Policy describes these policies in detail, including procedures and regulations specific to the Davis Museum and the Wellesley College Library, as well as to gifts of real estate.

Gifts from UK Taxpayers

If you are a UK taxpayer—even if you also pay taxes in the U.S.—you may be able to increase the value of your gift significantly. Find out how the Wellesley College Foundation (UK) Limited can make your donation worth more. 

Helpful Tax Information
  • Wellesley College is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 with a federal tax ID (EIN) of 04-2103637. 
  • Fiscal year: Wellesley’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. 
  • To request a duplicate copy of your gift receipt: Email the Gifts and Records staff at giftprocessing@wellesley.edu.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers and some foundations match the individual charitable gifts of their employees and their spouses, retirees, and in some cases, board members. Taking advantage of your company's matching gift program may double or possibly triple the value of your gift! Matching gifts are counted toward your membership in the Durant Society. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, enter your employer's name below, or check with your employer's human resources department.


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Support the pioneers of tomorrow with your gift today.

Wall Street pioneer Lulu Chow Wang ’66 is the founder and CEO of Tupelo Capital Management, a leading New York investment firm. Recognized for changing the landscape of investments, she is also a leader in women's philanthropy, challenging the long-held assumption that women do not give to charitable causes as generously as men.