Our Class’s Continuing Outstanding Support of The College
The Class of 1973 continues year after year to enthusiastically support our alma mater. For the 50th Reunion cycle ending June 30, 2023, thanks to your generosity and support, our class set a new class record in every category:
- 97% of our class made a gift;
- 85 members of the class joined the Durant Society (denoted by gifts of $2,500 or more);
- We contributed a total of $8.866 million (including $2.3 million of documented bequest intentions).
Yes, we have an incredibly supportive class and our financial loyalty is both appreciated and acknowledged by Wellesley. Our fiscal results are truly remarkable.
What is The Wellesley Fund?
And why does it matter? The Wellesley Fund provides the financial resources to meet both current operating and unplanned expenses. Virtually all gifts to the endowment have very specific designations, such as financial aid or faculty salaries. Endowment funds do not cover operating (such as information technology costs or utilities) or unanticipated expenses (such as the hundreds of thousands of dollars expended in response to the worldwide pandemic). The College must look to The Wellesley Fund to meet these annual needs. In other words, gifts to The Wellesley Fund keep the institution running on a day-to-day basis.
We hope that you will continue to donate to The Wellesley Fund. As always, gifts of any size count. (Many classmates’ gifts are $200 or less.) You may easily and securely make your gift on-line now: https://www.givecampus.com/campaigns/21746/donations/new. Thank you for your support and inspiring classmates to follow your lead.
If you have any questions about The Wellesley Fund or Wellesley fundraising in general, please contact Margaret Yonco-Haines, Class Rep, at email@example.com.