In the fifty years since women first set foot on campus as enrolled students, women have emerged as leaders for Williams in many ways. Women currently hold 60% of all senior staff positions, including the college presidency, and women are more than 50% of the college’s board of trustees, led by Liz Beshel Robinson `90. Alumnae donate at rates similar to their male peers, give proportionally of their financial resources, and are exceptionally generous with their time, making up a disproportionate share of current volunteers for the college.
Historically, however, when it came to the work of class agents collaborating with college staff on the Alumni Fund, a disproportionately low number of alumnae were individually approached and invited to make a difference for Williams through leadership annual gifts.
WE Lead aims to change that by inspiring a new generation of alumnae to lead through their philanthropy, beginning with young alumni gifts of $500 through annual gifts of $50,000 or more.
You can be a part of this historic effort, inspire fellow alumnae, and chart a new course for the future by becoming a leadership donor to the Alumni Fund or volunteering as a leadership class agent.
For more information email our leadership giving office.