Smith Fund Charges Toward
As the fiscal year winds
down, is revving up. Hundreds of gifts toward
this year’s goal of $11.7 million
will arrive during June, and much of the money will be directed
to financial aid for promising students in a tightening student
Smith’s participation rate is hovering around 37 percent,
and it will take nearly 3,000 new donors to raise that rate
to the goal of 40 percent participation.
Classes from the 1980s
have been conducting their own challenge, partly with the
help of an , complete with reminiscent pictures and references to
that era. And in a generous move to motivate over all support,
Smith alumnae have stepped forward with substantial funds to
challenge their peers in making a gift before June 30.
One part of the rush to the finish is a staff phonathon taking
place today (Tuesday, June 10) from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in
the Laura Scales house basement. Each year, advancement personnel
set up a phone center with more than 30 callers, who make
hundreds of asks. Staff members are invited to participate,
and President Christ
will join the phonathon for some calls. Games, pizza and
prizes for callers will add to the fun of the event.
All this activity recognizes the critical role alumnae have
always played in the academic excellence and success of Smith.
That support is shown in the success of Smith’s students