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Make your gift any time using the online donation form, or call our Gift Line at (860) 685-2110. #THISISWHY

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News

Calica ’01 and Norris ’83 on why your gift matters

Calica ’01 and Norris ’83 on why your gift matters

06/24/2015: Do small gifts even matter? Megan Norris '83 and Andrew Calica '01 weigh in.

Foss Hill Day 2015

Foss Hill Day 2015

04/29/2015: On April 2nd, we celebrate our common ground- Foss Hill. #fosshillday

Freeman Driscoll Endowed International Scholarship

Freeman Driscoll Endowed International Scholarship

02/25/2015: In celebration of John Driscoll '62's 50th Reunion in 2012, classmates and friends began a scholarship fund to endow a four-year support scholarship for a Freeman Scholar.

Abraham Adzenyah Endowed Scholarship

Abraham Adzenyah Endowed Scholarship

02/10/2015: Abraham Adzenyah, adjunct professor of music and master drummer, soon will retire after more than forty-five years at Wes.

Ann Wightman Scholarship

Ann Wightman Scholarship

12/11/2014: A group of past students has set out to raise funds to endow a scholarship in honor of Professor Ann Wightman, who is retiring this year. On her behest, the scholarship will be earmarked for a first-generation college student.

Giving Tuesday 2014

Giving Tuesday 2014

12/03/2014: The Wesleyan community banded together to contribute a whopping 2,372 gifts—the greatest number of gifts received in a single day. These gifts supplement the $100k Klema/Resnick scholarship. #THISISWHY

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

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

10/21/2014: Once upon a time, we were mysterious lavender ministers. Herbert L. Connelly, Class of 1909, tells the tale of how we became Cardinals (and donned the Red and Black). #THISISWHY

Leadership Societies

Leadership Societies

10/03/2014: Wesleyan leadership societies recognize alumni, parents, and friends who put the University first in their philanthropy—as donors and as volunteers. All are welcome to join!

Access2Wes is happening June 15-20

Access2Wes is happening June 15-20

05/30/2014: Programs like Posse, QuestBridge, Prep for Prep, the Freeman Asian Scholars and A Better Chance help Wes provide access to students from under-served communities and first-generation scholars.

Introducing the Foss Hill Circle

Introducing the Foss Hill Circle

04/16/2014: 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

02/05/2014: “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

12/16/2013: 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

12/05/2013: Alumni, parents, and senior students united on Giving Tuesday, contributing more than $54,000 to Wesleyan during the second annual global day of giving. “Because Wesleyan Is Our Cause.”

Video: Stuart Ellman '88 and Giving Tuesday

Video: Stuart Ellman '88 and Giving Tuesday

11/27/2013: 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

11/12/2013: 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…

Video: Rick Gilberg '74

Video: Rick Gilberg '74

11/05/2013: Rick Gilberg '74 describes his Wesleyan education as a "game-changer." #THISISWHY

Have you heard about Giving Tuesday?

Have you heard about Giving Tuesday?

11/05/2013:  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: THIS IS WHY Fall 2013 events preview

Video: THIS IS WHY Fall 2013 events preview

09/17/2013: 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

09/06/2013: 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

08/28/2013: Watch the highlights from new student Arrival Day, which took place on Aug. 28.

Video: Starlight over Wesleyan

Video: Starlight over Wesleyan

07/23/2013: 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

07/16/2013: A glimpse into the Graduate Liberal Studies experience, as four students and four instructors talk about how the program has enhanced their lives.

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Video: "Talking Politics" in D.C.

07/10/2013: 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

07/01/2013: 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

06/20/2013: 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

06/18/2013: Five alumni share the reasons Wesleyan is their cause. Learn more.

Video: A Conversation in Hollywood

Video: A Conversation in Hollywood

06/11/2013: 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

Reunion Wrap-up message from class chairs

Reunion Wrap-up message from class chairs

06/07/2013: 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: Richie Adelstein - What I tell people about my students

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

06/07/2013: “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…”

Video: An Evening with Mad Men

Video: An Evening with Mad Men

06/04/2013: 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

05/20/2013: 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

05/07/2013: 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

04/09/2013: 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

03/05/2013: 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

01/26/2013: 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

01/04/2013: 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

11/14/2012: Participate in a service project in your hometown, side-by-side with other members of the Wesleyan community (January 20-26). Learn more

Photos: Arrival Day and Wes-HAUL

Photos: Arrival Day and Wes-HAUL

08/29/2012: 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

03/30/2012: This program gives alumni an opportunity to experience the day in the life of a current Wesleyan student by shadowing them for the day.

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