Wesleyan's annual Fund

With your help, Wesleyan will continue to educate women for the future – together, now, and forever. Gifts to Wesleyan's Annual Fund, no matter how small, truly impact EVERY student.

By providing scholarships, athletic opportunities, and professional development experiences, your generous contributions reach every Wesleyan woman. 

Choose to direct your gift to a specific program on campus, like the Center for Career Development, or you may choose to keep your gift unrestricted to help meet Wesleyan's most pressing needs.


YOUR ANNUAL FUND GIFTS HELP SUPPORT:
 

Scholarships

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Because of your gifts to the Annual Fund, Wesleyan awards more than $4 million in scholarships each year. More than 95% of our students receive financial assistance. Without your help, the Wesleyan experience would not be attainable for the vast majority of our young women. Find out more information about scholarships here.

Faculty

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Wesleyan boasts a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, and 90% of the full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their field. Because we are committed to providing our students with the best possible instruction and academic opportunities, we must invest in our faculty and support their needs in the classroom. See more about Wesleyan's impressive list of faculty.

Academics

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Wesleyan offers 24 major and 33 minor academic programs. Your gift to the Annual Fund ensures the College is able to offer the best academic offerings for our students now and in the future. Find out more about our academic programs.

Diversity and Inclusion

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Your gift to the Annual Fund supports the College's Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. Wesleyan values our diverse student body and wants to ensure our campus is inclusive of everyone. Your gift funds workshops, trainings and speakers.

Athletics

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Wesleyan offers students the opportunity to participate in 6 NCAA Division III sports and an IHSA Equestrian Program. Find more information about Wesleyan Athletics here. 

Student Organizations

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Each gift enables Wesleyan to have a myriad of student clubs and activities. Your contribution to the Annual Fund provides support services for students inside and outside the classroom to insure their success, including career development, counseling, and academic resources

Faith, Service, and Leadership

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Religious life is deepened through student-led campus programs like the Lane Center for Service and Leadership, and Wesleyan Disciples. Leadership opportunities are made available to our students through a wide variety of programs and campus activities. Read more about faith on campus.

Technology

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Teaching and technology are intrinsically linked in today’s classrooms, especially at Wesleyan, since many of our classes are taught in an interactive, seminar style. Technology is constantly changing, and it is expensive to maintain the state-of-the-art equipment to support the academic programs.

Monthly Giving

Why sign up for monthly giving? It is simple and powerful. It sustains our mission and makes Wesleyan stronger. Join the pack and begin giving monthly today.

Wesleyan's Endowment Fund

Help us reach our endowment goals to support scholarships, faculty salaries, technology and much more.

TOP 10 REASONS TO GIVE TO WESLEYAN

Oldest & Best

For 183 years Wesleyan has been dedicated to educating women at Wesleyan. For the College to endure and flourish, we all must be committed to our cause of educating and inspiring the next generation of scholars and leaders.

liberal arts

Our curriculum helps women develop skills needed to live successfully in a rapidly changing world. It’s estimated that today’s students will have 5 separate careers. A liberal arts education prepares students for their first and last jobs.

women’s voices

Most classes at Wesleyan have fewer than 20 students, a setting where women share first-hand experiences, debate issues, and learn from others. Critical thinking skills and confidence gained in the classroom extend to all areas of their lives.

Leadership & Service

Through classroom instruction and extracurricular service, Wesleyan women are guided to live as engaged citizens. They leave prepared to think deeply and creatively and to understand and respond to individual, local, and global responsibilities.

Athletics

Our athletic programs enhance leadership skills while allowing athletes to continue in a sport they love. Around 25% of our full-time, residential students compete in five NCAA Division III level sports and on our equestrian team.

Professors

Students consistently say that our outstanding faculty is one of the best parts of their Wesleyan experience. A 13:1 student-professor ratio fosters consistent communication as well as relationships that continue beyond graduation. 

Research

Wesleyan offers students the opportunity to serve as assistants in faculty labs and to conduct their own research as early as their sophomore year, giving them an advantage over other students applying to graduate school. 

Prepared for career

From Here to Career helps students explore career opportunities in their chosen discipline through required Professional Development that equips them to write and speak about their skills and how they relate to academic coursework and career goals.

Committed staff

Wesleyan faculty and staff support our students through their excellent work and their gifts. They support the College financially with more than half making monthly contributions. We need every alumna to join us.

Wesleyan is FOREVER

At this crucial time for Wesleyan as a small, liberal arts women’s college, we need every alumna to give. Now is the time to begin or renew your commitment to Wesleyan’s future. The girls are counting on you.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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Visit our Campus

Visit our Campus

Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.

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NCAA Division III Athletics

NCAA Division III Athletics

Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

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