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50th Reunion



We have so much to celebrate:

  • An amazing 50th Reunion with 150 classmates attending
  • A beautiful Record Book that has been sent to our entire class
  • Awards and new records for our fundraising and attendance at reunion
  • A special alumnae award for Laura Daignault Gates

AND best of all - just being able to see each other and reconnect!

We owe thanks to so many for the vibrant class of 1972.  We learned about Wellesley’s past and present through our Zooms, as well as getting a peek into our classmates creative endeavors.  We had a dedicated crew working on our Record Book.  The memorial book was a walk down memory lane and helped us remember those classmates we lost.  And, we reveled in peppermint pie and wearing our tiaras during reunion.

A big thank you to our officers over the past 5 years (and some for 10 years).  We couldn’t have gone through the both the fun times and the struggles of planning during a pandemic without all the support from our outstanding group.  Kim and Sarah created a great trip to Prague but had to cancel our Washington, D.C. reunion.  We had constant and always amusing reminders from Connie about getting her the news.  Sheila admirably kept our finances straight even as the college often changed the system.  Rebecca totally redid our web page and has included many new features.  And - as you can see above - what a remarkable team doing fundraising.  Many thanks to Beth, Nan, and Betsy for all their hard work.

It has been a privilege to be your Co-Presidents and also to have co-chaired the 50th Reunion.  We are still glowing (and bragging) about the success of reunion and all the positive feedback.  And - the rebel class made all the other classes jealous about our tiaras and dorm decorations.

Beverly and Marcia

Congratulations to all!  We exceeded our fundraising goals.

We set new class records!

Our Fundraising Co-VPs, Beth McKinnon and Nan Roberts report that we exceeded all of our fundraising targets for our 50th Reunion giving.  

  • 5-year reunion total: $5,478,834 (a new class record)
  • Durant total: 62 (a new class record)
  • Participation: 241 donors, 78.5%  (a new class record)

Thank you so much to everyone who supported Wellesley during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. Gifts to The Wellesley Fund from alums like you ensure the College can support what we love about Wellesley for current and future students. Click here if you who haven’t donated yet (or who wish to make an additional donation). 

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Class Notes Winter 2023

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Mary Smith Podles, Class Secretary:

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We are sorry to report the deaths of three classmates. Sally Burrow Abarno Balisciano died on Feb. 10, 2020, in Salem, Mass. Bonita Stanton died on Jan. 19 in New Jersey. Mary Stimson McNamara died on Jan. 26 in Savannah, Ga. The class extends heartfelt condolences to their families and friends.

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