Any Wellesley alum or junior in the UK can join the UK Club. To join, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and to Audrey Mandela '80 at email@example.com. Please include your class year in the message.
We use a “CHOOSE YOUR OWN DUES” plan. (For some guidance, the range is normally anywhere between £5-£50). All funds go directly towards the Club’s events such as Thanksgiving, communications, lectures, etc. Without your contribution through dues, we'd be unable to put on important events such as the Thanksgiving dinner.
We encourage dues to be paid by electronic transfer. The following information is necessary to pay into the Wellesley Club UK: Bank: Lloyds TSB. Sort code: 30-90-39. Account number: 00931557. Please be sure to reference your name and class year. If you prefer to pay by credit card, we now use Paypal. Membership dues can also be paid by cheque. If you have any questions on dues — including when you last made a payment — please email Club Treasurer Jenny Ma: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also use Eventbrite to manage registration for our events, and you can add a dues payment when you sign up for an event on Eventbrite. Eventbrite does add a small fee to process this transaction.
Thank you for your support!
The Wellesley US/UK Charitable Trust:
Make your gifts go further
The Wellesley US/UK charitable trust enables alums who are US/UK taxpayers to donate to Wellesley and have their contributions treated simultaneously as gifts to a UK charity for tax purposes and gifts to a US charity (Wellesley).
This makes a large difference both to Wellesley and to the alum making the donation: you give a gift of £100 to the new UK Wellesley Trust, and provide it with a Gift Aid declaration. The Trust can then claim back £25 from HMRC. So although your gift was for £100, Wellesley receives £125. Also, if you are a 40% UK tax payer you can claim £25 yourself on your UK tax return. Because you get your £25 back, the cost of the gift to you is £75.
Eileen Food, part-time administrator of the Trust, can be reached at +44 (0)20 7502 2813 or email@example.com. We also have a document that explains the Trust and how it works. If you'd like a copy, please email Audrey Mandela (firstname.lastname@example.org).