Non Ministrari sed Ministrare.

“Not to be ministered unto, but to minister” is Wellesley’s motto—four Latin words that capture the College’s dedication to service and to cultivating leadership. Your support helps Wellesley live its motto and fulfill its mission: to provide an excellent liberal arts education to women who will make a difference in the world.

Legacy gifts are the foundation on which Wellesley College was built. From the legacy gifts of Henry and Pauline Durant to today’s planned gifts, these commitments provide critical support for the College. Legacy gifts are powerful because they can allow you to meet your financial goals and those of your family, all while helping secure Wellesley’s future. We can help you explore the best way to make your gift, and perhaps find a solution that will allow you to do much more than you thought was possible.

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  • Gift by Will or Trust

    A bequest is a gift provision in your will or revocable living trust. All assets, including cash, securities, and real estate, may be transferred to Wellesley at the end of your life.

  • The IRA Gift (QCD)

    The IRA charitable rollover (also called the Qualified Charitable Distribution, or QCD) is a great way to make a tax-free gift to Wellesley College.

  • Legacy Society

    Founded in 1991, the Legacy Society celebrates those donors who have shown their commitment to the future of Wellesley with a legacy gift.