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Ways to Give


Alumnae Relations & Development
Alumnae House
33 Elm Street
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: 800-526-2023 or 413-585-2020

To learn more, please contact:
Betsy Carpenter ’93
Associate Vice President for Development

Jackie Richardson '21

Endowed gifts exist in perpetuity, extending and growing the impact of each gift. A gift you make today to the endowment will benefit students for generations to come. It is one of the most powerful ways to show your support for the students of today and tomorrow.

Named Endowed Scholarship Funds

By expanding our access to scholarship aid, we can provide sustainable funding that will strengthen the college and that will support students from all backgrounds in perpetuity.

  • Full Endowed Scholarship Fund
    $1 million or more to generate approximately the income required to cover the cost of tuition for a student receiving full financial aid. An endowed gift of $1.5 million or more generates approximately the annual income required to cover the cost of tuition, room and board. Donors may specify certain broad preferences for recipients such as majors, Ada Comstock Scholars, international students or other key demographics.
  • Partial Endowed Scholarship Fund
    $250,000 or more to generate income toward financial aid grants. Donors may specify certain broad preferences as described above.
  • Unrestricted Endowed Scholarship Fund
    $150,000 or more to support students with demonstrated financial need as determined by the college.

A NEW Gift Matching Challenge

A generous alumna has anonymously pledged $10 million to support student scholarships at Smith and inspire others to increase their support through the Here for Every Voice Gift Matching Program.

How the Program Works

Gifts above $100,000 to either establish a new endowed scholarship fund or add to an existing endowed scholarship fund will be matched, increasing the value of the fund and maximizing its impact.

Gift Amount
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Planned Gifts

Planned gifts include those created through a will, living trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy. Planned gifts also include such giving tools as charitable trusts and gift annuities that can provide an income stream to the donor or a designee.

All gifts to Smith’s financial aid program are an investment in exceptional women who hold the promise to transform our world.

Giving Circles

Here for Every Voice Giving Circles allow a group of donors to come together and collectively endow a scholarship fund. By joining together, donors make a powerful difference in the lives of students—and cement long-lasting relationships with each other and with the college.

“Financial aid has opened so many doors for me. For that reason, I keep pushing myself to be the best I can be for everyone who took that chance on me—Smith, my family, and myself.”
—Grace Irungu ’20