Why Should You Give? Reason #62:
Support scholarly research
The Smith Fund is a driving force on campus. It sustains all that makes Smith exceptional and equips Smithies to realize their power for good. When you make a general donation to The Smith Fund, you powerfully and imminently impact Smith by helping us meet our most urgent needs.
Throughout her life, Ada Louise Comstock 1897 demonstrated her commitment to the education of women. Donations to Ada Comstock Scholarship support the financial aid of a diverse group of women who faced the interruption of their education and have come to Smith to complete their experience. With your support, these remarkable students, ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s, can have the opportunity to fulfill their potential as part of the Smith community.
Being a Smithie means experiencing a thriving and diverse campus life. Donations to Essential Smith fund the financial aid of countless international, non-traditional, and financially disadvantaged students who make the Smith experience so meaningful. They also support the facilities and student organizations that make our community special. With your support, Smith's remarkable student body can continue to flourish on campus and beyond.
Smith women impact the world at home and abroad every single day. By funding Global Smith, you facilitate the unique learning opportunities and internationally focused programming that prepare Smithies to affect change wherever life takes them.
Smith’s community flourishes when it is as rich and diverse as the world itself. When you give to Inclusive Smith, you support initiatives that engage, connect, and embrace underrepresented students. More importantly, you help create the shared sense of belonging that makes Smith—and Smithies—strong.
Students attend Smith from all over the world. We currently have attendees from more than 60 countries! Donations to International Scholarships specifically fund financial aid packages of our international student population.
The Parents Fund helps to ensure that each student benefits from all that Smith has to offer. The Parents Fund exists to enhance and protect the college’s commitment to prepare promising students to think critically and creatively, to engage in active citizenship and to pursue meaningful work.
A hub of activity on campus, Neilson Library is a unifying space where teaching, learning, and community collide. Smith is in the midst of advancing Neilson for 21st century students with extensive renovations led by acclaimed designer Maya Lin. Be part of this exciting initiative by giving to Resourceful Smith.
At Smith, educating the 21st century mind happens in classrooms and throughout the world. Contributions to Smart Smith support our students' impassioned pursuit of knowledge and creativity by sustaining the experiential and integrated learning opportunities, curricular innovations, fine arts and humanities, and world-class faculty that set Smith's academics apart.
Stewarding resources wisely is part of what it means to lead a life of distinction. Gifts directed to Sustainable Smith support our efforts to maintain and innovate green practices throughout campus so that our footprint remains small as our legacy grows even stronger.