About Us

Since its founding in 1987, Friends of Wellesley Athletics has been dedicated to the continued excellence and growth of Wellesley College's athletic and recreational programs. Friends of Athletics supports current student-athletes and provides opportunities for alumnae and the College community to pursue lifelong interest in athletics and fitness. Over the past five years, over $400,000 in gifts and awards have been granted to supplement athletic and recreational activities at Wellesley. Henry Fowle Durant founded Wellesley College in 1875 as an institution which encouraged young women to develop sound minds and sound bodies. To this day, the physical education requirement remains aprerequisite to attaining a Wellesley degree, and students are encourage to participate in a variety of fitness and recreational programs.