Wesleyan's THIS IS WHY campaign raised $482 million for access, inquiry, and impact, far surpassing the original goal of $400 million. Because Wesleyan is our cause!



Financial Aid — Now more than ever

The THIS IS WHY campaign raised over $274 million to make a Wesleyan education possible for motivated, talented students who could not otherwise afford to attend without financial assistance or without incurring heavy debt. Financial aid is the key to creating an affordable Wesleyan education today, tomorrow, and forever. You can support financial aid with your Wesleyan Fund gift and by endowing a scholarship.



Trailblazing teaching, mentoring, and research

The campaign provided more than $145 million in new resources to recruit and train the most talented faculty—professors who thrive in Wesleyan’s distinctive teacher-scholar culture. These resources are also supporting student and faculty endeavors in some of our signature programs, including the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Center for the Humanities, the College of the Environment, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Shapiro Creative Writing Center. You can support trailblazing teaching, mentoring, and research by establishing a professorship, making a gift to help endow these innovative academic programs, and through your annual Wesleyan Fund gift.



Engagement beyond campus

With more than $61 million raised in new endowment and annual funding, we are dramatically advancing students’ opportunities to deepen their learning through the creative interaction of scholarship and engagement with the community. Internships, service learning, and related research are of enormous value to Wesleyan students, but there are financial constraints. Wesleyan alumni all over the world want to offer internships, for example, but there are limited funds for stipends that would enable students to accept them.  You can support student engagement and Wesleyan‘s impact beyond campus by endowing an internship or student research fund and through your annual Wesleyan Fund gift.

Whether it‘s $100 or $100,000, whether it‘s a gift through the Wesleyan Fund or to the endowment, whether it‘s to support financial aid or endow a new professorship, together Wesleyan alumni, parents, students, faculty, and friends will further the causes of ACCESS, INQUIRY and IMPACT.