Giving and Volunteering

Foss Hill Circle Foss Hill Circle

Apr 16, 2014

Convenient. Sustainable. Rewarding. As members of the Foss Hill Circle, you provide a dependable base of support and you opt-out of all future paper and email solicitations.

Dinner with SWAG Dinner with SWAG

Feb 05, 2014

“Seniors of Wesleyan Annual Gift” members Paulette Campo '14, Jimmy Hill '14, Molly Stern '14 join the Wesleyan Fund for a Senior Class Reception on Feb. 27. Learn more…

Video: Tracey Gardner '96 Video: Tracey Gardner '96

Dec 16, 2013

Tracey Gardner '96 believes giving back can be a joy. #THISISWHY

Wes Community Gives Back on Giving Tuesday Wes Community Gives Back on Giving Tuesday

Dec 05, 2013

A rallying call of "Because Wesleyan Is Our Cause" united alumni, parents, and current senior students on Giving Tuesday. Together, they contributed more than $54,000 to the Annual Fund during the global day of giving back to causes of all kinds. Read more

Video: Stuart Ellman '88 and Giving Tuesday Video: Stuart Ellman '88 and Giving Tuesday

Nov 27, 2013

Wesleyan partners with 92Y for its #GivingTuesday initiative on Dec. 3, 2013--and Stuart Ellman '83, President of the Board of 92Y, explains his reasons to give. #THISISWHY

Expiring soon: IRA Charitable Rollover provision Expiring soon: IRA Charitable Rollover provision

Nov 12, 2013

Earlier this year Congress continued the IRA Charitable Rollover. Through the end of this calendar year, you can direct a donation from your IRA to Wesleyan with no federal income tax liability. Learn more…

Have you heard about Giving Tuesday?

Nov 05, 2013

 Each gift matters in building the Wesleyan experience. This Thanksgiving, support Wesleyan as it participates with 92Y in "Giving Tuesday" on Dec. 3. Find out how

Video: Rick Gilberg '74 Video: Rick Gilberg '74

Nov 05, 2013

Rick Gilberg '74 describes his Wesleyan education as a "game-changer." #THISISWHY

Video: THIS IS WHY Fall 2013 events preview Video: THIS IS WHY Fall 2013 events preview

Sep 17, 2013

This fall, come see thinkers, artists and culture makers at financial aid fundraisers in San Francisco, Boston and on campus. #THISISWHY

Video: Jan Eliasberg '74 Video: Jan Eliasberg '74

Sep 06, 2013

The action film director reflects on being at Wesleyan in the 1970s and talks about founding Second Stage at the '92 Theater. Listen to Jan Eliasberg describe her THIS IS WHY.

Video: Arrival Day 2013 Video: Arrival Day 2013

Aug 28, 2013

Watch the highlights from new student Arrival Day, which took place on Aug. 28.

Video: Starlight over Wesleyan Video: Starlight over Wesleyan

Jul 23, 2013

Experience Wesleyan University from day to starlight in this time-lapse video, captured over the course of six months on rooftops and in iconic locations across campus. #THISISWHY

Video: Wesleyan Graduate Liberal Studies Video: Wesleyan Graduate Liberal Studies

Jul 16, 2013

A glimpse into the Graduate Liberal Studies experience, as four students and four instructors talk about how the program has enhanced their lives.

Video: Video: "Talking Politics" in D.C.

Jul 10, 2013

On Jun 19, John Hickenlooper '74, Peter Shumlin '79 and Michael Bennet '87 sat down with President Roth '78 at the Newseum to support financial aid. #THISISWHY

Video: Remarks at Commencement 2013 Video: Remarks at Commencement 2013

Jul 01, 2013

Remarks by President Michael S. Roth '78, Joss Whedon '87, Majora Carter '88, James Dresser '63, Anna Swartz '13 and Joshua S. Boger '73.

Video: ‘Words and Music’ with Amanda Palmer ’98, Neil Gaiman Video: ‘Words and Music’ with Amanda Palmer ’98, Neil Gaiman

Jun 20, 2013

At a special R&C appearance in support of financial aid, Amanda Palmer ’98 performed, and her husband Neil Gaiman read from his work, then joined an audience discussion. #THISISWHY

Video: Wesleyan alumni share their reasons #THISISWHY Video: Wesleyan alumni share their reasons #THISISWHY

Jun 18, 2013

Five alumni share the reasons Wesleyan is their cause. Learn more.

Video: A Conversation in Hollywood Video: A Conversation in Hollywood

Jun 11, 2013

More than a hundred people gathered to engaged in a conversation with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper '74 and Julia Louis-Dreyfus P'14 in LA on May 1. #THISISWHY

Video: Richie Adelstein - What I tell people about my students Video: Richie Adelstein - What I tell people about my students

Jun 07, 2013

“At Wesleyan I have the opportunity to teach and try my ideas out, on the best undergraduates I have ever met. They’re critically-minded, they’re courageous, they’re interesting, they’re loquacious…”

Reunion Wrap-up message from class chairs Reunion Wrap-up message from class chairs

Jun 07, 2013

Thanks for making your gift to Wes this year! Haven't made your gift yet? Please do so in honor of our Reunion. -Reunion Class Chairs (Check out the Reunion photo gallery, too.)

Video: An Evening with Mad Men Video: An Evening with Mad Men

Jun 04, 2013

More than 280 Wesleyan alumni, parents, and friends attended the event hosted by Matthew Weiner '87 on Apr 25 in New York. #THISISWHY

Video: President Michael Roth on THIS IS WHY Video: President Michael Roth on THIS IS WHY

May 20, 2013

On Mar 1, at the winter meeting of the Board of Trustees, President Michael S. Roth officially launched the public phase of Wesleyan's fundraising campaign.

Giving challenge met and exceeded Giving challenge met and exceeded

May 07, 2013

Young alumni contributed more than $40,000, smashing all expectations. Ellen Jewett '81, as promised, put $100k towards the endowment. Read more

Photos: GOLD Parties 2013 Photos: GOLD Parties 2013

Apr 09, 2013

Graduates of the Last Decade gathered at GOLD Parties around world on April 4 kicking off GOLD giving month in hope of raising $125k for financial aid.

Spring call volunteers needed Spring call volunteers needed

Mar 05, 2013

Would you like to help the Office of Parent Programs welcome parents of incoming freshman to the Wesleyan community? Learn more and sign up

Photos: WEServe Week of Service Photos: WEServe Week of Service

Jan 26, 2013

On Jan. 20-26, 2013, members of the extended Wesleyan community participated in the first annual WEServe Week of Service. Thirty-nine service projects took place across the country and internationally.

Check out the WEServe project map Check out the WEServe project map

Jan 04, 2013

Preparations are underway for WEServe, January 20-26. Sign up or create an event. View the map

Announcing the WEServe Week of Service Announcing the WEServe Week of Service

Nov 14, 2012

Participate in a service project in your hometown, side-by-side with other members of the Wesleyan community (January 20-26). Learn more

How we became Cardinals (and donned the red and black) How we became Cardinals (and donned the red and black)

Sep 12, 2012

Herbert L. Connelly, of the Wesleyan Class of 1909, tells the story of the decision to make black and red—not lavender—the Wesleyan colors, and the cardinals, not the “mysterious ministers” our nickname.

Photos: Arrival Day and Wes-HAUL Photos: Arrival Day and Wes-HAUL

Aug 29, 2012

Approximately 750 new students moved into their student residences at Wesleyan University. Special thanks to alumni, faculty, and staff who helped welcome our future alumni!

Photos: Alumni Back-to-School Photos: Alumni Back-to-School

Mar 30, 2012

This program gives alumni an opportunity to experience the day in the life of a current Wesleyan student by shadowing them for the day.