Why Should You Give? Reason #54:
Power the Pioneers
The time you spent at Smith was formative, and life after Smith can be just as valuable. Now you can bask in the perks that come with being a member of the college’s network. As you make your way in the world, and make the change you want to see in the world, you’ll have 53,000 Smithies rooting for you and supporting you along the way. You can count on Smith for access to groundbreaking events and speakers, opportunities to make new memories, and career advice and connections. While being a Smith alum is a joy, it’s also a responsibility. Your experience at Smith rests on the shoulders of alums who came before you and who gave before you, and now it’s your chance to help the next generation have four formative years—and then some.
Annual giving is one of the metrics used to calculate college and university rankings. Your annual support of The Smith Fund has a positive impact on Smith's placement in these rankings in publications such as U.S. News and World Report.
Several of Smith’s peers have higher alumni participation in annual giving. We know we can do better! Your annual gift—at whatever dollar level works for you—is what matters.
Please make your gift to The Smith Fund today. Gifts of any size count!
As a donor to The Smith Fund, you can open up a world of opportunities and help transform lives. Donations at regular intervals make a big difference. Smith Fund donations never go to the endowment—the funds are spent in the year in which they are received. You are the source of Smith’s power.
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Smith College has launched an ambitious initiative to raise $200 million in endowed funds for scholarship aid. With your partnership, we will open Smith’s gates to the best minds and create opportunities that didn’t exist before. We will educate the next generation of women who will use their voices to lift communities, change policies, disrupt convention and create a more just and equitable world.
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"This move has implications far beyond the financial. Decisions like this are essential in fostering a diverse community of students with different backgrounds and perspectives. Every step taken to make Smith more affordable means that students like myself have more time and energy to focus on our studies, our passions, and our futures." —Vanessa Nicole Silva-Burgos '23