Why Should You Give? Reason #47:
Honor a fellow Smithie
Smith would not be here without the generosity of generations of donors, which means the future of Smith rests on your shoulders. From small denominations to big dollars, every gift matters, and your participation sends a message that you understand, are grateful for and want to be part of the continuum. At a time when many causes need attention, giving to Smith ensures that we can continue to cultivate and educate the people and activists who will right past wrongs, invent much-needed solutions and lead the way for an equitable and inclusive society for all. There are many giving opportunities that fund outstanding faculty, financial aid for students from all backgrounds, innovative programming and infrastructure upgrades—among others. Pick one—or several—as you invest in the health of our school and our world.
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!
Giving to Smith is easy and seamless. Choose the option that works best for you.
Smith College is a 501(c)3 public charity registered as The Trustees of the Smith College with a federal tax ID (EIN) of 04-1843040. Smith’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. For a copy of your gift receipt, please contact the Gifts and Records staff at email@example.com, toll-free at 800-526-2023 (option 2) or at 413-585-2036.
All checks should be made payable to Smith College and mailed to the following address. Any gift restrictions can be noted in the check's memo line or via an accompanying note.
Smith College Gift Accounting
76 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063
Gifts of tangible personal property, such as art, books, musical instruments and other items that would help advance Smith’s educational mission can be eligible for a tax deductible donation. Learn more about gifts of personal property or contact the Office of Gift Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 413-585-2051.
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Call in your credit card gift to 800-526-2023 or 413-585-2036.
Get the answers you need, meet the people working on behalf of Smith’s Office of Alumnae Relations and Development, and update your information so you never miss a thing. A good day in our office is when we hear from you, so we encourage you to reach out about getting involved and giving to Smith.STAFF DIRECTORY
Whether you are a recent grad, a seasoned Smith volunteer or just reconnecting with the college, there are numerous ways you can be involved with Smith by tapping into your talents and getting plugged in. We can help find a great fit for you—and along the way, you’ll pick up new, invaluable skills, grow your network and feel connected to a community you cherish.
"A move like this is more than important for students; I’d say it’s almost crucial. This decision means that Smith is going to be accessible to so many more people. It means that Smith’s community is going to gain more wonderful people who will do wonderful things, and the campus as a whole will benefit as a result." —Delia Haston ’25
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below or check with your human resources department. Some large employers provide very generous matches.
If your company matches, you may be able to access the forms directly through the search. Follow the procedure described below; if needed, our staff will be happy to assist. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
Meridians is an intersectional feminist journal based at Smith College that has been showcasing the ideas and voices of women of color for more than 20 years. Founded by former Smith College president Ruth J. Simmons, Meridians’ goal is to make scholarship by and about women of color central to U.S. and global economic conditions and political practices. It is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal that publishes cutting-edge creative work at the intersection of race, gender, ethnicity and nation.