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Alumnae Relations & Development Staff

Spring photo of the Alumnae House

The Office of Alumnae Relations and Development works in support of Smith’s mission to educate women of promise for lives of distinction and purpose. Staff are happy to provide advice or answer questions about enganging with our community and giving to Smith.

Gifts and Alumnae Records
The Gifts and Records team is available for questions about making a gift, pledge balances, tax receipts, gifts in memory or honor and other charitable giving questions. Staff are also available to assist you in updating alumnae/i contact information, reporting a death, finding a classmate or other constituent records questions. You may call 413-585-2036 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email your gift questions to giftaccounting@smith.edu or your records questions to alumnaerecords@smith.edu.

Giving Opportunities
For questions about giving opportunities, please contact Betsy Carpenter ’93, associate vice president for development, at ewcarpen@smith.edu or 413-585-2052.

Employment Opportunities
For employment opportunities and to learn more about working at Smith, please visit Human Resources.


Office Listings


Senior Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development

The senior vice president’s office oversees all alumnae relations and development programs. 

Beth Raffeld Senior Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development 413-585-2053
Denise Materre ’74 Vice President for Alumnae Relations  413-585-2025
Sandra Doucett Associate Vice President for Advancement  413-585-2686
Jonelle Dennis Advancement Coordinator  413-585-2020
Kate Fyhr Senior Advancement Assistant 413-585-2053
Lou Ann Krawczynski Senior Advancement Resources Administrator 413-585-2678
Rich Rodgers Senior Philanthropic Advisor 413-585-2065
Amy Wehle Senior Development Liaison to the President's Office 413-585-2673
Marea Wexler Senior Philanthropic Advisor 413-585-2672

Vice President for Alumnae Relations

The vice president for alumnae relations’ office oversees alumnae engagement and outreach

Denise Materre ’74 Vice President for Alumnae Relations  413-585-2025
Elizabeth Bigwood Director, Travel and Education 413-585-2029
Kyle Byrer Program Coordinator  413-585-4216
Annie Croteau Assistant Director, Reunion 413-585-2144
Madeleine DelVicario ’94 Assistant Director, Students, GOLD, Diversity and Inclusion 413-585-6982
Krystle Ellis Travel and Education Coordinator 413-585-4405
Emily Fitzgerald Alumnae Relations and Reunion Assistant 413-585-2040
Nancy Streeter Howes Assistant Director, Clubs 413-585-2058

Advancement and Technology Services

The Advancement and Technology Services team oversees data management and data access for Development and Alumnae Relations work at Smith College.  

Maureen Trafford Senior Director of Advancement Services  413-585-2032
Maya Gounard Advancement Systems Analyst 413-585-2611
Kimberly Philbrook Direct Mail Program Coordinator  413-585-2038
Summer Redko  Digital Engagement Coordinator  413-585-2022
Rebecca Washut Digital Engagement Coordinator  413-585-6589
Bill Wisnieski Advancement Systems Analyst 413-585-7573

Alumnae and Donor Relations 

Alumnae and Donor Relations celebrates the impact of philanthropy at Smith College. Learn more about Alumnae and Donor Relations.

Marissa Hoechstetter Senior Director of Alumnae and Donor Relations  413-585-4400
Susan Bauhan  Assistant Director of Alumnae and Donor Events 413-585-2666
Mary Giles Associate Director of Advancement Communications  413-585-2675
Melanie Gulow Administrative Coordinator 413-585-4209
Ashley Keedy Associate Director of Alumnae and Donor Relations 413-585-2688
Anne-Marie LaFosse Stewardship Specialist 413-585-2059
Lindsey McGrath Advancement Communications and Events Specialist 413-585-2030
Amy Moscaritolo AC ’05  Assistant Director of Alumnae and Donor Events  413-585-4406
Molly Parr Stewardship Officer 413-585-2650

Annual Giving and Class Engagement 

The Smith Fund sustains the academic innovation, global education, scholarships and resources that make this institution exceptional. In addition to the individual staff contacts listed here, you may also call 800-241-2056, option #1 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Maria Held Senior Director for Annual Giving and Class Engagement  413-585-2044
Bianca Couture ’16 Assistant Director, Class Engagement  413-585-2698
Patricia (Trish) Gaspar Program Coordinator 413-585-2057
David Grimes II Program Assistant 413-585-2656
Rania Kfuri Assistant Director, Smith Fund 413-585-4107
Bethany Petano Assistant Director, Smith Fund 413-585-2097
Samantha Pleasant  Class Engagement and Annual Support Director  413-585-2046
Barbara Rejniak Senior Assistant Director, Class Engagement  413-585-2063
Jennifer Smedes Assistant Director, Smith Fund 413-585-2039
Joy Williamson Program Specialist, Class Engagement  413-585-2079

Associate Vice President for Development 

The Associate Vice President for Development’s office oversees the management of fundraising initiatives and programs including the Smith Fund, the Parents and Families program, International Advancement, the Milestone Reunion program and Smith College School for Social Work development efforts. The office is also the central hub for development volunteers.

Betsy Carpenter ’93 Associate Vice President for Development 413-585-2052
Betsy Adams Program Assistant for Milestone Reunions 413-585-2690
Amy Altwarg Associate Director of Development and Families Program 413-585-2664
Dawn Faucher SSW Alumni Relations & Development Director 413-585-7964
Jodi Fallon Fern Assistant Director for 50th & 60th Milestone Reunions 413-585-4407
Dawn Hines Assistant Director for 25th & 35th Milestone Reunions 413-585-2028
Kathleen Tobin Prospect Management Specialist 413-585-2687

Corporate & Foundation Relations

CFR pursues institutional grants to support Smith’s academic priorities and initiatives. The team also works with faculty on identifying external research grant opportunities. Learn more about the office.

Marilyn Woodman Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 413-585-2679
Lynn Korza Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 413-585-4048
Patti Thornton Assistant Director of Foundation Relations and Stewardship 413-585-2670

Gifts and Records

The Gifts and Records team is responsible for gift accounting and records management. Staff are available for your questions about making a gift, pledge balances, tax receipts, gifts in memory or honor and other charitable giving questions. Staff are also available to assist you in updating alumnae/i contact information, reporting a death, finding a classmate or other constituent records questions. In addition to the individual staff contacts listed here, you may call 413-585-2036 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email your gift questions to giftaccounting@smith.edu or your records questions to alumnaerecords@smith.edu.  

Maureen Trafford Senior Director of Advancement Services  413-585-2032
Heather Zottoli Assistant Director Gifts and Records 413-585-3294
Yaritza Barta Advancement Data Assistant 413-585-2689
Patricia Kingston Advancement Data Assistant 413-585-2684
Janice McDowell Advancement Data Assistant 413-585-2681

Gift Planning

The Office of Gift Planning works with donors to maximize charitable intentions while creating a legacy for future generations. In addition to the individual staff contacts listed here, you may also contact gift_planning@smith.edu or 413-585-2051. Learn more about gift planning.

Sam Hooper Samuels Director of Gift Planning 413-585-2694
Kamlyn Allman Gift Planning Coordinator 413-585-2035
Christine Carr Hill Associate Director of Gift Planning 413-585-2665
Debra Wright Gift Planning Administrative Coordinator 413-585-2051

International Advancement

International Advancement builds relationships with alumnae, parents and friends living outside the United States in order to match donors' philanthropic goals with the strategic priorities of the college. Learn more about International Advancement.

Jacqueline DeFelice Director, International Advancement 413-585-2090
Danielle Brown Assistant Director of International Advancement 413-585-2676

Major Gifts

The Major Gifts team works in philanthropic partnership with alumnae, parents and friends of Smith College to support the college’s mission. Learn more about priority gift opportunities.  

Laure Morris Interim Director 413-585-2055
Christine (Tina) Barsby Senior Philanthropic Officer 413-585-2682
Christie Capone ’10 Philanthropic Officer 413-585-3509
Allison Gomes Senior Philanthropic Officer 413-585-2661
Juliet Hansen Administrative Assistant 413-585-2175
Sharon Looney-Armstrong Philanthropic Officer 413-585-2068
Kathy Robbins Administrative Assistant 413-585-4295

Research

Research updates donor biographical information and supports nominating and prize award committees.

Diane Garvey AC ’02 Interim Director 413-585-2659
Tim Enman Senior Researcher for Data Analysis and Predictive Modeling 413-585-2041
Patricia Sawyer Senior Researcher 413-585-2683