From the WCLA Co-Presidents

Welcome to the Wellesley Club of Los Angeles (WCLA) website!

       We're glad you're here and hope you'll join the fun, welcoming, and intellectually stimulating Wellesley community in the Los Angeles area! WCLA's purpose is to support Wellesley alums in the LA area to stay connected to each other and the College. Founded around 1920, we have served this purpose for nearly 100 years. 

       The WCLA serves over 1,100 alumnae spanning four counties, including Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, and Kern. We are one of four Wellesley clubs in Southern California; others include the Wellesley Clubs of Pasadena, Santa Barbara, and San Diego.

       Los Angeles area alums reflect the growth, creativity, and diversity of the sprawling metropolis known for its Mediterranean climate and famous for being the home of Hollywood. Our WCLA alums include business, technical, academic, creative, entrepreneurial, philanthropic, civic, and public service leaders/contributors across diverse industries such as law, medicine, finance, entertainment, technology, international trade, education, fashion and the arts, among others.

       We share a deep appreciation for the significant role Wellesley's mission has played in our lives to make a difference in the world through meaningful personal and professional contributions, through pragmatic leadership and through a spirit of service, Non Ministrari sed Ministrare.

       We also participate in Wellesley College's admissions efforts through organizing/hosting admissions events, visiting college fairs, giving interviews for LA-area students, and sponsoring the Book Award program. WCLA alumnae support for admissions has contributed toward California being the largest feeder state of students to Wellesley College.

       We invite alums, students, and parents to participate in the LA Wellesley network through a variety of events each year including faculty lectures, career panels, museum visits, movie screenings, happy hours, young alum programs, and our annual holiday party. 

       If you haven't already, please make sure to update your email address with the College to receive notices of upcoming WCLA events throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering or have any ideas you'd like to share, please let us know by emailing us at WCLosAngeles@alum.wellesley.edu.

       We hope to see you at an upcoming event this year where you can reconnect and enjoy sharing interests and exchanging ideas with our enriching Wellesley community. Please join us!

Lori Dreischmeier '86 and Erika Spitzer '06