Marathon Monday Challenge

This campaign ended on April 16, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Wellesley College by clicking here!

This April, Wellesley alumnae are being challenged to spend the six days leading up to Marathon Monday giving back. 

Together we’ll make a big difference in a short period of time—and celebrate the generosity of our Wellesley community. Because during the Marathon Monday Challenge, every gift makes an even bigger impact. Ready for the details?

Fifteen Wellesley women who believe in the power of participation will collectively give $262,000 to keep Wellesley running if 2,620 alumnae make a gift to the College between April 11 and Marathon Monday, April 16. Can we count you in? 

This challenge is all about participation; giving back to what made your Wellesley experience so great, supporting future students, and building community.

It’s a can’t-miss opportunity to make your gift go even further. Join the race to 2,620 today!

Questions? View our challenge FAQ. | 800.358.3543

To make the Marathon Monday Challenge possible, the following alumnae offered their generous and increased commitments to The Wellesley Fund. With their generosity, we have the power to inspire others and fuel transformational educational experiences at Wellesley!



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Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Students, Parents
Class YearDonorsDollars
2021 14$282
2019 13$353
2018 11$235
2020 8$411
2017 6$106
2022 4$546
2013 3$600
2010 2$60
2016 2$52
2014 1$50
2004 1$50
1992 1$10
1997 1$10
2005 1$26
2027 1$10

Designation Leaderboard

Unrestricted (supports the College's greatest need) 1768$165,461
Current-use Financial Aid 492$26,541
Friends of Wellesley College Athletics 156$13,365
Science & Sustainability 104$4,621
Residential Experience 53$6,378
Friends of Art at the Davis 51$3,056
Campus Renewal 42$4,298
Academic Innovation 37$6,779
Career Education 31$3,563

Donor affiliations

1% Students

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3% Parents

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1% Faculty/Staff

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1% Friends

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Donor list

Emily E Firgens
Carol Macbeth
Constance L Kallman
Laurie Steiner Halperin
h keifsen schleifer
Rhonda Erb
S L Schwenck
Jen Tilson
Rebecca ZhangRebecca Zhang photo
Dana SundbladDana Sundblad photo
Stephanie Morales Reyes
Sarah, Xu
John Duggan
Rebecca Altamirano
Carol W. Kopelman
Laura J Hussong
Marianne M. Pei
Samantha J Friedman
Eunju Chung Chen
Stamatina Sakellakis
Jennifer Askin Pollock
Jessica, L Patch
Olivia K Byun
Miranda Mengis
Isabelle Erb
Sarah Liebschutz
Crystal Churchwell
Lai Yuen Chiang
Laura K. Nakatani
Michelle B Hardy
ingrid wysong
Jacqueline Gran
Carolyn Sevier

Olivia Duggan photoOlivia Duggan matched $26
Caroline Bodager matched $26
Kristen Thane photoKristen Thane matched $26
Katie Wright photoKatie Wright matched $26
Kristen Thane matched $26
Anicia Arredondo photoAnicia Arredondo matched $50
Amanda Mogin photoAmanda Mogin matched $197
Emily Baker photoEmily Baker matched $262
Maria Fatima B Lewis matched $262
Alice M Shumate matched $110
Melissa Bessey matched $500
Carolyne Yu Sohn photoCarolyne Yu Sohn matched $500
An Anonymous Donor matched $700
Alice Yurke photoAlice Yurke matched $1,000
Bridget Belgiovine photoBridget Belgiovine matched $2,175
Julia Mirak Kew matched $5,000
Marissa Harris photoMarissa Harris matched $26,200
Trustees Lynn Johnston ’64 and Mary White ’79 gave $50,000 because 2,620 donors made a gift in 1 day.
The Challengers gave $262,000 because 2,620 donors made a gift in 20 days.

Help Wellesley reach the finish line by becoming an advocate! When you generate one donation, you can show off your Wellesley pride wherever you go: choose from a pair of Wellesley shoelaces or an adhesive Wellesley cell phone pocket.


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Wellesley sticks with you, no matter what: When you generate five donations, receive a Wellesley window decal!


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Up for the challenge? Generate 10 donations and you can take Wellesley with you on your next adventure with a Wellesley license plate frame, or relax at home with a cozy sweatshirt blanket.