Countdown to June 30 (2017)

This campaign ended on July 01, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Wellesley College by clicking here!

Join the Countdown to June 30

Any gift. Any size. All alumnae.

Alumnae participation—the number of graduates who make a gift to Wellesley in a fiscal year (July 1 – June 30)—matters. This year, Wellesley set an ambitious goal of reaching 50 percent participation. There are only a handful of U.S. colleges that boast giving rates at or above this elite level.
 
This June, help Wellesley achieve this gold standard in alumni giving. To reach 50 percent, we need 4,500 more alumnae to make gifts on or before Friday, June 30. Whether you give $5, $18.75 (if you’re feeling particularly nostalgic!), or $500—all gift sizes count equally toward participation.
 
Every dollar invested in Wellesley will go straight to work, providing educational excellence for more than 2,300 young women, attracting esteemed faculty members, preserving small class sizes, and maintaining our idyllic campus.

Why will you give?


Questions? Skim our FAQ below.

giving@wellesley.edu | 800.358.3543



FAQ

What is Countdown to June 30?

A chance for alumnae to come together to give back to Wellesley and have a big impact on the future of the College. Countdown to June 30 is a fiscal year-end participation drive, challenging 50 percent of alumnae to make a gift to Wellesley on or before June 30.


Who can participate?

All Wellesley alumnae, including Davis Scholars, can participate.


Why is participation so important?

Every alumnae gift, regardless of size, increases Wellesley's alumnae participation rate. A higher participation rate means better rankings, stronger financial ratings, greater appeal to prospective students and faculty, and adds value to every Wellesley College degree.


What types of gifts count?

Any type of gift made between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 counts—cash, check (must be postmarked on or before June 30), credit card, text, pledge payment, restricted, and unrestricted.


How can I be sure my gift will count towards the 50 percent alumnae participation goal?

Every alumna who makes a gift to Wellesley this fiscal year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) will be counted in the participation rate.


Can I make my gift in memory of or in honor of someone?

Yes! The easiest way to do so is by making your gift over the phone. Please call The Wellesley Fund office at 800.358.3543.   


What if I have already made my gift this fiscal year?

Thank you! Your participation has already been counted towards the goal. Now, you can help even more by spreading the word. Encourage your Wellesley friends, classmates, and networks to visit wellesley.edu/countdown for all the details.


Where does my gift go?

Gifts go where donors decide they go. You may designate your gift to support Wellesley's greatest needs (unrestricted), current-use financial aid, or a specific area of your choice. Just click "Give Now" at the top of this page and choose where you'd like your gift to go. (For the ability to indicate a gift designation not listed, please use our standard online giving form. Or, call The Wellesley Fund office at 800.358.3543.)


Will making a pledge be counted toward the goal?

No. However, if you have an existing pledge and make a payment on it before June 30, 2017, your participation will be counted.


Will my gift be tax-deductible?

Yes!


When does Countdown to June 30 end?

11:59 PM PDT on June 30, 2017.


How can I make a gift?

Online ... wellesley.edu/countdown

Phone ... 800.358.3543

Mail ... The Wellesley Fund, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

Text ... type FUND, your name, and class year to 50555 to make a $10 gift


How can I help spread the word? 

Your voice will inspire others and help to make Countdown to June 30 a success. In fact, it's the best way to increase participation

  • Become a campaign Advocate. Click the 'Advocates' tab at the top of this page to get started.
  • Share the Countdown to June 30 campaign with your social media network. (Tip: Use your unique URL found under the 'Advocates' tab and you can track the progress that your outreach has made!)
  • Create a Personal Plea video encouraging others to join you in supporting the Countdown to June 30 campaign.
  •  Encourage others to give with a Matching Gift or Challenge.


I still have questions. Can I talk to someone?

Yes, we'd love to chat! Feel free to send us an email at giving@wellesley.edu or call us at 800.358.3543. 

Updates

 
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US Donor Map


Global Donor Map


Designation Leaderboard

DesignationDonorsDollars
The Wellesley Fund (areas of greatest impact) 1262$263,717
Financial Aid 370$35,925
The Wellesley Fund: Science & Sustainability 85$11,011
Friends of Art at the Davis 56$11,395
Friends of Wellesley Athletics 45$6,911
The Wellesley Fund: Career Education 33$1,573
The Wellesley Fund: Academic Innovation 25$5,144

Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumnae, Students
AffiliationDonorsDollarsGoal (Donors)%
1983 86$15,4429194.5%
1996 75$55,53266113.6%
1991 65$6,07446141.3%
1990 63$19,9346794.0%
2005 63$4,17812550.4%
1981 57$36,89010255.9%
2003 57$8,76311947.9%
2000 56$3,49112146.3%
1993 54$7,7857572.0%
1989 54$10,0149060.0%
2009 52$2,1087173.2%
1994 51$8,7417964.6%
2010 51$2,6579653.1%
1999 50$16,4829652.1%
1986 48$6,5238556.5%
2004 47$5,22411640.5%
1985 41$5,0649543.2%
1984 41$29,2626365.1%
1995 41$9,9918747.1%
2013 40$1,0347652.6%
1988 40$3,2709243.5%
1980 38$9,2727948.1%
2007 37$5,2425567.3%
1998 37$14,7749937.4%
2014 36$7138343.4%
2008 35$1,6937646.1%
2015 35$6919636.5%
2011 34$9968142.0%
1973 34$7,0674870.8%
2002 33$2,3358140.7%
2001 32$5,54110131.7%
1976 30$14,0258933.7%
1992 29$4,4835750.9%
1974 26$9,5785349.1%
1982 25$41,4143473.5%
2006 25$1,8819526.3%
1966 23$4,8046137.7%
1979 23$8,9204353.5%
1997 23$23,88318127.8%
1969 22$19,4002975.9%
1975 22$4,3307031.4%
2016 22$98516713.2%
1971 20$8,1306033.3%
1978 20$20,3996530.8%
1968 19$10,6185534.5%
1987 18$7,5752378.3%
1977 17$12,9717242.9%
1970 15$2,8504136.6%
1972 15$3,5457520.0%
2012 12$1862254.5%
1960 12$3,4473040.0%
1963 11$3,2641861.1%
1959 10$1,2592050.0%
1956 10$1,87010100.0%
1958 10$6,0503033.3%
1961 9$3,6704619.6%
1957 9$2,3541369.2%
1964 8$5,4002729.6%
1962 7$551779.1%
1950 6$1,5821060.0%
1955 6$2,2501060.0%
CE/DS 5$5,320766.6%
1965 5$6502321.7%
1953 4$10,5751040.0%
1954 4$3251040.0%
1948 3$6001030.0%
1967 3$4001300.0%
1952 3$2001030.0%
1949 3$2,2001030.0%
1947 2$5501020.0%
1951 2$3501020.0%
1946 1$5001010.0%
1945 1$1,0501010.0%
2017 1$191010.0%
1942 1$501010.0%


Donor affiliations


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1% Students

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1% Parents

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1% Faculty/Staff

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Donor list

Anne Antonowicz Toth photoAnne Antonowicz Toth
Allison J Opal
Emily Antonoff
Anonymous
Deb Pitt photoDeb Pitt
Anonymous
Staci L Paley
Cara Joy David
Eun Jung Choi
Holly Muenchow
Soo Jin Lu
Taibat Salami
Barbara pierce
Eileen V Miranda
Kimberly Miller
Mary Vaskas
Anonymous
Jacqueline Lyons Murphy
Anonymous
Martha J. Davis
Anonymous
Anonymous
Laura Szlyk
Anonymous
Moira K Sinnott
Anonymous
Susan M Chollar
Claudia corwin
Ann Laros
Anonymous
Anonymous
Sarah Patrick
Evangeline Morphos
Amy
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Tania N Peters
Julia C. Weinstein
Sarah Karim

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Helen Hsu matched $250
Yvonne Bos photoYvonne Bos matched $190
Alice Shumate photoAlice Shumate matched $250
Valery C Federici photoValery C Federici matched $500
An Anonymous Donor matched $500
An Anonymous Donor matched $350
An Anonymous Donor matched $1,000
An Anonymous Donor matched $1,300
Amelia C Fawcett photoAmelia C Fawcett matched $5,000
Amelia C Fawcett photoAmelia C Fawcett matched $2,493
Alice Yurke photoAlice Yurke '84 matched $3,108
An Anonymous Donor matched $3,700
An Anonymous Donor matched $9,640
Emily Csendes Ricard '97 photoEmily Csendes Ricard '97 matched $20,000
An Anonymous Donor matched $60,000
Anne Soh gave $100 because $100 was donated in 2 days.
Karen Choi '96 photoKaren Choi '96 gave $20,000 because 1,000 donors made a gift in 11 days.
GENERATE 1 GIFT

Help us reach our goal by being a campaign advocate! If your advocacy efforts generate 1 donation, you will receive four digital photos of Wellesley's campus. Use as your desktop wallpaper, smartphone background, or decorate your home or office with Wellesley's beauty. Click the 'Advocates' tab to get started.


GENERATE 5 GIFTS

If your advocacy efforts generate 5 donations, you will receive a Wellesley "W" keyboard decal. Transport yourself back to Wellesley every time you type the letter W!


GENERATE 10 GIFTS

If your advocacy efforts generate 10 donations, you will receive a pair of Wellesley branded shoelaces.


GENERATE 15 GIFTS

If your advocacy efforts generate 15 donations, you will receive a Wellesley swag bag with all of the above included.