Persist in vision. Persist in progress. Persist in growth.

When Edith Lesley Wolfard founded Lesley more than 100 years ago, she shared with the school her family motto—Perissem Ni Perstitissem—“I had perished had I not persisted.” Persistence has been key to Lesley’s success. In the face of countless events and changes, Lesley has grown, evolved, and thrived, from a single classroom to a university that produces new generations of thought leaders in education, counseling, the arts, business, and more.  We hope you’ll join us in supporting Lesley’s continued growth by making a gift today.

I plan for us to be different.
Edith Lesley, driving social change since 1909.

Lesley University is a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation organized and operated under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 180. The university is exempt from federal income tax as an organization described under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.