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Your gift to Lesley makes a difference

At Lesley, our dedication to the human arts and our commitment to social justice create a vibrant place to learn. Your gift can support a new generation of students—future teachers, counselors, artists, writers, art therapists, social workers, and entrepreneurs, who will transform lives and bring us hope for the future.

Give today to support the Fund for Lesley

Support Lesley students by making a gift with your credit card.

  1. Choose the area you would like to support from these options.
  2. Make your gift.
  3. In your email confirmation, you can check if your or your spouse's company matches gifts.
Select the designation for your gift:

Other Ways to Give

We appreciate your investment in Lesley University and in our students—future teachers, visual artists, counselors, and other professionals who will transform their communities through the human arts. Whether you direct your gift to general support or a specific initiative, your generosity will make an impact.

Support Lesley University today by:

  • Check

    Please make your check payable to Lesley University, and mail it to:

    Lesley University Advancement Office
    29 Everett St.
    Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Matching Gift

    Some employers will match their current or retired employees' charitable contributions. Ask your workplace's Human Resources department if they'll match your donation to Lesley University.

  • Stock Transfers

    If you have stock that is worth more today than when you bought it, consider giving these securities to Lesley University. You'll avoid tax on the gain in value and can take an income tax deduction for the full market value of the gift.

    For stock transfers, please call 617.349.8388 or email

  • Planned Giving

    Creating a Lasting Legacy

    When you make a planned gift to Lesley University, your charitable donation perpetuates the programs and causes that you care most about. Whether you’re a proponent of innovation in teacher education, creative advancements in mental health counseling, or building community through the arts, your generosity ensures that we can continue to support students and faculty who are passionate about making a positive difference in their communities and the world at large.

    How to include Lesley University in your will:

    • Charitable Bequest: Designate a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate to Lesley University through your will or living trust. Making a charitable bequest allows you the flexibility to adjust your gift throughout your lifetime.
    • Retirement Assets: By naming Lesley University as a final beneficiary on retirement plans, such as IRAs, 401(k)s, and 403(b)s, you may be able to reduce taxes that otherwise would be imposed on these assets and leave more to your loved ones. This is the easiest and most common planned gift. Simply call or email your plan administrator and request their Beneficiary Designation Form. You can make a donation at any age and adjust your gift at any time.

    Already included Lesley in your plans? Let us know. We want to express our gratitude and welcome you into the Edith Lesley Wolfard Society.

    Learn More about Planned Giving

    If you or your advisor have questions, please contact us at

"There is value in investing in a school that is always moving forward and helping to improve society by empowering its students."
Hans Strauch, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Lesley transforms communities through the human arts

We're grateful for the people who make our Lesley community so extraordinary. The faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have overcome unexpected challenges over the past year. The educators whose dedication to their students transcends the walls of the classroom. The artists and writers whose talents inspire us. And the activists whose compassion lights the world.

Read about some of our graduates – artists, expressive therapists, teachers, and mindfulness practitioners – who are harnessing the power of the human arts to make an impact in their communities and the world.

Meet the Advancement Team
We are here to help answer whatever questions you have about the Office of Advancement, Alumni Relations, and our programs.