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Tools for Volunteers

The Smith Fund counts on its core of alumnae volunteers to raise unrestricted support for the college every year.

If, at any time, you have questions about your role, the information we share with you, or your class strategy, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are deeply grateful to you for your generous commitment of personal time, effort and energy on behalf of the Smith Fund.

Annual Timeline

Smith operates on a fiscal (academic) versus calendar year, which runs from July 1 to June 30.

Click to see the general outline

Additional reunion year activities are marked with an R.

August

  • Linking list and suggested asks reviewed
  • Reunion appeal letters drafted R

September

  • Fall appeal letter sent from The Smith Fund staff
  • Student phonathon calls to alumnae

October

  • Follow-up phone calls made from volunteers R
  • Student phonathon calls to alumnae
  • Reunion appeal letters mailed

November

  • Follow-up phone calls from volunteers continue R
  • Student phonathon calls to alumnae

December

  • End-of-calendar-year mailing from fund staff to all non-donors

January

  • Student phonathon calls to most alumnae
  • In memoriam appeal sent to reunion classes R
  • Reunion appeal letters drafted R

February

  • Spring appeal letter sent from fund staff
  • Student phonathon calls most alumnae
  • Reunion gift report mailing R

March

  • Follow-up phone calls made by volunteers

April

  • Spring mailing from The Smith Fund staff
  • Student phonathon calls most alumnae
  • Reunion gift report mailing R

May

  • Reunion!

June

  • Year-end calling effort by The Smith Fund staff and students

June 30

  • Fiscal year ends

Forms, Guidelines and Presentations

Communication Materials

Understanding Reports