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Wesleyan College Receives $2.45 million in Capital Planning Grants


November 9, 2023

MACON, Ga – Wesleyan College is pleased to announce it has received a $2.45 million from two capital grants.

The College received $1.75 million from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation to help fund upgrades to the historic campus of the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women, improving residence halls, classrooms and more. This news comes on the heels of an anonymous foundation that awarded Wesleyan a $700,000 challenge grant for capital improvements.

“I am so thankful to these two foundations for recognizing the need to for women’s education as a driver to equality around the world,” said Meaghan Blight, President of Wesleyan College. “These investments will help restore our campus and pave the way for a new generation of young women to make their mark on the world.”

The grants will help fund the restoration of Banks Hall, one of Wesleyan College’s residences, which has been offline for eight years. This will allow for more spaces for students to live, study and build bonds that will last a lifetime.

The money will also help fund needed upgrades to classrooms, the dining hall and to lighting projects across the 200-acre campus.

“Over the past year, Wesleyan has made incredible strides by upgrading our campus, growing our recruitment worldwide and opening up a new space in downtown Macon,” said Blight. “We’ve doing this because we believe that now is the time to invest of women and further their education as a driving force to creating lasting, positive change in the world.”

While the capital upgrades will provide space for student to learn, Wesleyan continues to fundraise for scholarships and programming in order to allow more women access to its innovative and world class programming.

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Wesleyan College is the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Accelerating equality for women since 1836, Wesleyan provides students with an academically rigorous education in an environment designed to build the strength and resiliency to thrive. Learn more at



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