Philanthropy is an adventure requiring passion, faith and patience.

Your generosity helps make a Wells education possible and provides critical funding for all that we do, including: scholarships for bright and deserving students; a wide range of co-curricular programming to assure that our students have healthy, balanced experiences; improvements and upkeep to our beautiful campus; and a talented faculty committed to scholarship, curricular development and, of course, teaching. As always, the true beneficiaries of your philanthropy are Wells students.

Your participation in the life of Wells is an investment in a vibrant, healthy future. Your gifts help to assure that the College's next century will be as exciting and compelling as her first 150 years. Thank you for your support of Wells College. 
You can provide your support for Wells College in several ways.
  • Make a gift online using the link on this page.
  • Make a credit card gift by phone or to make arrangements for a gift of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds please contact our gift accountant, Lori Rook in the Advancement office at (315) 364-3476
  • Send a gift by personal check. Checks should be made out to “Wells College,” and mailed to: Office of Advancement, Wells College, 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 (printable gift form available to the right)
  • Check to see if your employer will match your gift to Wells.

For information on making a planned gift or including Wells in your estate planning, contact the Office of Planned Giving at (315) 364-3414 or visit Planning Your Giving to Wells online. (Please excuse the outdated look of these pages we are working on updating them, the content is helpful though.)

Your gift makes a difference. Thank you for your support of Wells!


The Wells community is comprised of many, many talented, dedicated and loyal individuals - from current students to alumni and parents to staff and faculty.  We recognize and honor everyone in different ways and at different times. If you are interested in honoring someone special, follow the link below to leave a tribute.

In Tribute (link will open in a new window)

Your GIFT. Your WAY.

To be more inclusive the annual giving program is now called the Wells Fund. We were listening to you and you now have the opportunity to designate your gift to an area of the College that holds special meaning for you. gifts will continue to provide immediate, direct funding for virtually every aspect of the College's ongoing operations. Every gift matters, every year. Your Wells Fund gift immediately benefits today's faculty and students.

Gift Form

The Wells Fund brochure

Reunion giving is an opportunity for you to stretch your annual giving. There is an expectation that each class will present a class gift to the College to honor their Reunion. The class Reunion gift includes everything given or pledged by members of the class during the Reunion fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). This includes gifts to the Wells Fund, gifts designated to another specific fund or purpose at Wells, expected employer matching gifts, planned gifts contracted during the Reunion year, and gifts made by friends or family members in honor or memory of a member of the class.

All pledges made for a 3-year period will count as well. That means, if you want to give a sizable amount over a period of time, you can contribute a third of the total each year beginning in the Reunion year and all of it will go toward the class Reunion gift.

In the past Reunion classes could have a Reunion fund and then the class would vote where to designate that money. Now the College would like to encourage all Reunion classes to contribute to the Wells Fund but if you are celebrating a major Reunion and think your class has the capacity to raise over $100,000 we would be glad to work with you to fund a special project to honor your Reunion. We will need to set this up as early as possible in the fiscal year.

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