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Development Staff Directory

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The fundraising professionals in the Office of Development work 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 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, director of 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

Vice President for Development Gift Planning
Advancement Services Gifts and Records
Corporate and Foundation Relations Individual Giving
Director of Development International Development
Donor Relations and Development Communications Research
Executive Education for Women The Smith Fund

Vice President for Development

The vice president’s office oversees all fundraising programs, with a special focus on principal gifts.

Beth Raffeld Vice President For Development 413-585-2053
Sandra Doucett Associate Vice President for Development 413-585-2686
Kate Fyhr Senior Development Assistant 413-585-2053
Lou Ann Krawczynski Senior Development Resources Administrator 413-585-2678
Amy Wehle Senior Development Liaison to the President's Office 413-585-2673
Marea Wexler Senior Philanthropic Adviser 413-585-2672

Advancement Services

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

Maureen Trafford Advancement Services Director 413-585-2035
Bill Wisnieski Advancement Systems Analyst 413-585-7573

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
Melanie Gulow Administrative Coordinator, Corporate and Foundation Relations & Donor Relations 413-585-4209
Lynn Korza Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 413-585-4048
Patti Thornton Assistant Director of Foundation Relations and Stewardship 413-585-2670

Director of Development

The director of development’s office oversees the management of fundraising initiatives and programs including the Smith Fund, the Parents and Families program, International Development, 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 Director of Development 413-585-2052
Betsy Adams Administrative Assistant 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 Milestone Reunions 413-585-4407
Dawn Hines Assistant Director for Milestone Reunions 413-585-2028
Kathleen Tobin Prospect Management Specialist 413-585-2687

Donor Relations & Development Communications

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

Marissa Hoechstetter Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications 413-585-4400
Mary Giles Development Communications Specialist 413-585-2675
Melanie Gulow Administrative Coordinator, Corporate and Foundation Relations & Donor Relations 413-585-4209
Ashley Keedy Assistant Director of Donor Relations 413-585-2688
Anne-Marie LaFosse Stewardship Specialist 413-585-2068
Molly Parr Stewardship Officer 413-585-2650

Executive Education for Women

Executive Education’s leadership development programs empower women to advance in their careers. Learn more about Executive Education.

Iris Newalu Executive Director, Smith Executive Education 413-585-2798
Susan Bauhan Program Administrator, Smith Executive Education 413-585-2642
Patrick Fenton Enrollment & Technology Manager, Smith Executive Education 413-585-4695
Katherine Hall Associate Director, Smith Executive Education 413-585-2586
Ashli Stempel Business Development and Marketing Manager, Smith Executive Education 413-585-2583

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

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 Advancement Services Director 413-585-2032
Maya Gounard Advancement Data Assistant 413-585-2611
Patricia Kingston Advancement Data Assistant 413-585-2684
Janice McDowell Advancement Data Assistant 413-585-2681
Heather Zottoli Advancement Data Coordinator 413-585-3294

Individual Giving

The Individual Giving 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.  

Regina Tracy Associate Vice President Individual Giving 413-585-2666
Christine (Tina) Barsby Senior Philanthropic Officer 413-585-2682
Christie Capone '10 Philanthropic Officer 413-585-3509
Allison Gomes Philanthropic Officer 413-585-2661
Juliet Hansen Administrative Assistant, Individual Giving 413-585-2175
Pamela McNulty Senior Philanthropic Officer 413-585-4419
Laure Morris Senior Philanthropic Officer 413-585-2055
Kathy Robbins Administrative Assistant, Individual Giving 413-585-4295
Rich Rodgers Senior Philanthropic Officer 413-585-2065

International Development

International Development 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 Development.

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

Research

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

Alex Bradspies Director, Research 413-585-2660
Tim Enman Senior Researcher 413-585-2041
Diane Garvey ’02AC Senior Researcher 413-585-2659
Patricia Sawyer Senior Researcher 413-585-2683

The Smith Fund

Smith College’s annual 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 Smith Fund Director 413-585-2044
Patricia (Trish) Gaspar Program Assistant, Smith Fund 413-585-2057
David Grimes II Program Assistant, Smith Fund 413-585-2656
Sharon Looney-Armstrong Assistant Director, Smith Fund 413-585-2059
Laura Metallo Assistant Director, Smith Fund 413-585-2097
Kimberly Philbrook Program Coordinator, Smith Fund 413-585-2038
Barbara Rejniak Senior Assistant Director, Smith Fund 413-585-2063
Jennifer Smedes Assistant Director, Smith Fund 413-585-2039