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We are the Wellesley Effect

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A historic $50 million gift—to empower women and create greater opportunity in the 21st century—launches the campaign and sets Wellesley’s new groundbreaking center for career education in motion.

OCTOBER 2015
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Wellesley basketball wins the first game ever played on the Gracia Mangano Martore ’73 Court.

FEBRUARY 14, 2015
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The Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative, which transforms Wellesley’s campus into a “living laboratory,” is launched.

APRIL 2016
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The Hale Living Room in Freeman Hall is renovated, making the redesigned space wholly accessible for the first time.

OCTOBER 2016
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The transformation of Pendleton West is completed—with stunning new arts spaces that promote creative dialogue and collaboration.

JUNE 2017
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The Global Flora greenhouse wins a prestigious LafargeHolcim Award, which recognizes innovation in sustainable design.

OCTOBER 2017
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With alumnae support, the campaign microsite garners the votes to win a Webby Award, “the internet’s highest honor.”

APRIL 2017
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Provost Andy Shennan becomes the Lia Gelin Poorvu ’56 Dean of the College—a sign of Wellesley’s commitment to the faculty.

MAY 2017
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Ethos celebrates 50 years of leadership and activism to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity.

APRIL 2018
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The extraordinary power of alumnae participation propels the Marathon Monday Challenge to new heights, surpassing all goals.

APRIL 2018
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Wellesley surpasses its ambitious $500 million campaign goal, one full year ahead of schedule.

JUNE 2018

Nancy Ratliff ’52

Wellesley gave me an appreciation for life to be lived in the most rewarding way.

Fazeelat Aslam ’07

#ThisIsLeadership

Marseille Allen ’01

#ThisIsLeadership

Professors who teach you for decades.

Ellen Goldberg Luger ’83

Dorothy Mae Jones-Davis ’98

Going to Wellesley was one of the best decisions I have made in my life.

Maria Cristina Fernandes ’15

A framework to critically develop integration proposals for developing economies
Lulu Chow Wang ’66 and Diana Chapman Walsh ’66
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Ann Hayden Hamilton ’67

I know that women learning together and supporting one another are a powerful force.

Charlotte Kiang ’13

The Sky is Not the Limit

Luella Gross Goldberg ’58

Wellesley provided a framework for a lifetime of fascinating and fulfilling involvements.

Wendy Salz ’83

From Student to Alum Club President to Mom of a Rising Senior, I AM WELLESLEY WEALTHY!

Mfoniso Udofia ’06

#ThisIsLeadership

Nancy Wanderer ’69

The Wellesley Effect, through the love and caring of my classmates, saved my life.

Victoria George ’05

#ThisIsLeadership
Alexa Rice ’11 and Desirée Rogers ’81
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Jessica Frey ’13

Wellesley gave me a sport for life, my truest friends and revealed my best self.

Pavlina Wolf DS ’07

At Wellesley I found strong, determined, courageous and smart female role models.
Kristina Niovi Jones and Nisreen Abo-Sido ’18
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Sue Wang ’88

The Equalizer: Gave this immigrant context, voice, network to create a meaningful life.
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Look what we’ve done together

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Laura Russell Malkin ’82Campaign Co-Chair

And here are the numbers

Strength in numbers: More than 85,000 gifts were $100 or less

An inspiring $80+ million was raised to support financial aid, with 60 percent of students granted an average of $40,000

Strength in numbers: More than 85,000 gifts were $100 or less

An inspiring $80+ million was raised to support financial aid, with 60 percent of students granted an average of $40,000

From the class of 1928 to 2022, alumnae giving spanned the generations

At $116 million raised, the campaign priority that attracted the most support was intellectual community. Funds directly supported our world-class faculty, as well as other academic priorities like support for first-generation students, tutors, and summer research.

From the class of 1928 to 2022, alumnae giving spanned the generations

At $116 million raised, the campaign priority that attracted the most support was intellectual community. Funds directly supported our world-class faculty, as well as other academic priorities like support for first-generation students, tutors, and summer research.

Six shells were added to advance Wellesley’s rowing program, which became the country’s first for women back in 1875

Students enjoyed 194,100 meals in the new Bates Dining Hall

Gifts to the College’s Admission Fly-in program funded more than 1,200 trips to Wellesley—resulting in a 60 percent enrollment rate

Students enjoyed 194,100 meals in the new Bates Dining Hall

Gifts to the College’s Admission Fly-in program funded more than 1,200 trips to Wellesley—resulting in a 60 percent enrollment rate

More than $91 million was invested in our campus buildings, including Pendleton West, the residence halls’ Living Room Project, the Butler Boathouse, the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse, Global Flora greenhouse—and the start of the Science Center and the Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment

Funds raised for Annual Giving provided unrestricted funds for Wellesley to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and meet immediate pressing challenges, such as repairing winter storm damage across campus including, this year, to the carillon

More than $91 million was invested in our campus buildings, including Pendleton West, the residence halls’ Living Room Project, the Butler Boathouse, the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse, Global Flora greenhouse—and the start of the Science Center and the Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment

Funds raised for Annual Giving provided unrestricted funds for Wellesley to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and meet immediate pressing challenges, such as repairing winter storm damage across campus including, this year, to the carillon