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Your Gift Makes a Difference

Educating women for leadership speaks directly to a compelling societal need. After all:

  • There are only 24 female CEOs in the Fortune 500.
  • Women working in America earn 82 percent of men’s median hourly earnings.
  • In the U.S., women compose 21 percent of the Senate and 19 percent of the House of Representatives.

No institution is better poised to answer this need than Smith College.

Thanks to the generous support of alumnae and friends like you, Smith is able to provide strong financial aid packages, world-class teaching and innovative programming that helps purposeful women develop the skills and the confidence to transform our world.

As one donor recently said, “I wanted to invest in minds—women’s minds. My hope is that our gifts will echo far beyond this campus and into the future.”

Smith’s Notable Numbers

Thanks to the Smith community, we are able to accomplish extraordinary things.

30 percent alumnae participation - 15,153 total donors - $66 Million Smith’s commitment to financial aid  - 64% Smith students receiving financial aid - $45,279 Average need-based grant for the Class of 2021 - $500,000+ Raised from gifts of $100 or less

Empowering Change

“Your gift truly makes a difference in creating a unique liberal arts environment that empowers women to lead change. After all, when Smith women put their minds to something, there are no limits to what they can achieve.”

—Kathleen McCartney, President


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