The Wellesley Centers for Women is unique among research institutions with its distinctive approach to probing, scholarly research on questions growing out of women’s lives. WCW places women’s perspectives at the center of its work and makes research relevant by linking theory to decision-makers, policy initiatives, and direct action.

We rely on generous donors like you to support our cutting-edge research and programming. Your unrestricted gift today strengthens and supports our unparalleled reputation as a leader in issues ranging from work/family balance, educational equity, and emotional wellbeing to gender violence, child care, and human rights.

By making a gift to WCW, you join a community of individuals across the nation and around the world that are committed to shaping a better world. Research takes on new relevance when it is linked to policy and direct-action programming. Please make a gift today!

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“It’s important to me that we support organizations that have a proven record of social impact. The Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW) has led the nation in the movement to find valuable and sustainable solutions to our child care needs. For 30 years, WCW has helped turn out-of-school-time care from a pipedream to a reality for working mothers.”

Lia Gelin Poorvu
Former Wellesley College Trustee
Retired Lecturer, Tufts University