Announcing the CLASS OF 2013 SENIOR CAMPAIGN
Did you know about the SENIOR CAMPAIGN?
Every year, Smith seniors raise money toward a class gift that is presented to the college on Ivy Day. It's a tradition that has been going on for decades, and provides seniors the opportunity to make their first official gift to the college as a class. This year the goal is to have 80% of the senior class make a contribution to the senior campaign. The senior campaign is sponsored by the Smith Fund, the college's Annual Fund.
Last year, more than 60% of the senior class at Wellesley participated in their senior campaign, raising over $20,000. Mount Holyoke seniors raised over $5,000 from over 40% of the senior class. Smith seniors raised $1,000 from just 6% of the senior class. This year we can do better!
How Can YOU Make a Difference?
Become One of the 80%!
As of May 17 at 3:30 p.m., 254 members of our class (aka 36%) have made a gift, for a total of $2,064. Thank you! THE DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE AND HAVE YOUR GIFT INCLUDED IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT ON IVY DAY IS 9 P.M. Please leave your donations at the Alumnae House front desk. Thank you!
We have been challenged by President Christ, who will give $2,013 as part of our class gift if 80% of us donate by Ivy Day. She will announce our gift on Ivy Day when she reads each of the amounts raised by the reunion classes. Let’s make her proud!
Where does the money go?
Donations to the senior campaign will help raise money for financial aid, study abroad, PRAXIS internships, athletics, and curricular support. We, the seniors, get to choose!
Will small donations help, too?
Absolutely! Every donation makes a difference. If every senior made a donation of $5, the class would raise over $3,000 for Smith!
What is the Smith Fund?
The Smith Fund is the way that most alumnae, parents, and friends support the college. It is an annual fund, which means we ask for donations every year. Last year the Smith Fund received over 15,000 donations, totaling $10.7 million. Gifts to the Smith Fund go immediately where they are needed most and help support campus priorities, including financial aid and scholarships for you and your friends.
Why are alumnae donations important?
Gifts from alumnae help make scholarships and financial aid possible for students who otherwise might be unable to attend. In addition to aid, these gifts also support study away opportunities, campus upkeep, teaching and research opportunities, academic programs, library acquisitions, and more!
To make a gift, please click the link below and select a "gift purpose" option from the Smith Fund drop-down menu. Or, you can write in "Athletics" in the comments text box within the "gift details" section.
Questions? Need More Information? Contact Katie Averill in the Smith Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2698