Changes to Membership Dues for 2021 Fiscal Year
The Alumnae Management system at the college has changed how we process membership dues. The system will no longer alert you when your membership has expired. In addition, to streamline the membership process, the Chicago Wellesley Club is moving to a standard membership renewal system that follows the fiscal year. Memberships will now run from July 1 - June 30. To further streamline the transition to the Fiscal Year membership cycle, all current 2020 paid memberships will be considered expired as of June 30, 2020. We encourage you to pay your 2021 membership now, it will be valid until June 30, 2021.
The Chicago Wellesley Club has been a national leader with one of the highest dues-paid membership rates. However, in response to the unprecedented events that have occurred this year, we've decided to offer a reduced special membership rate for the 2021 fiscal year of just $10. We are committed to offering our alumnae the opportunity to be dues paid members despite financial strains due to job loss, increased medical expenses from COVID-19, or other hardships.
As always, every alumna in the Chicagoland area is considered a member of the CWC regardless of membership dues status. Financial support from our alumnae enables the club to provide many events at little to no cost, and funds our alumna outreach activities, community service projects, and college admissions initiatives. Typically, club membership is FREE for 2020 graduates, $20 for classes 2015-2019, $40 for all other classes, and $80 for Patron membership. A Patron membership is for those alumnae in the position to donate more generously to the club to support our club’s efforts. The benefits of a Patron membership are the ability to bring one guest at the member rate to paid events and recognition in our annual report. If you are still able to give at the Patron level we truly appreciate your support.
Help Us Make a Difference - Volunteer for the Chicago Wellesley Club
We are one of 80+ alumnae clubs around the world with the mission to connect alumnae to each other and the college. Volunteers serve as club leaders and committee chairs, help organize events and outreach programs, participate in mentoring and admission opportunities, and serve their community. We are 100% volunteer led and would love your participation. Join us at an upcoming event and consider getting involved. Click on the link below to volunteer or nominate someone (you will have to log in with your MyWellesley credentials).