Founded in 1968, the Wellesley Club of Central Virginia grew to over 100 members by spring of 2016. At that time, the Club merged with the Tidewater Club, and Wellesley in Central and Coastal Virginia now boasts over 200 members from diverse backgrounds. Over the years, Club members have participated in service projects, social gatherings, arts and cultural outings, the Book Awards project to recognize young women of promise in area high schools, recruiting and interviewing prospective Wellesley College students, and much more. The Wellesley College alumnae network is a support system, an employment connection, and a way for intelligent, interesting women to come together to share their experiences and learn from each other.