What do you do at Smith?
I am the planned giving coordinator
in the advancement office. I work closely with the many donors
who have funded planned gifts, my colleagues in advancement,
the controller's office and our outside trustee bank on the
necessary details to administer the gifts.
How many years have you
been at the college?
20 wonderful years.
What is your busy season?
November through early February.
Please stay away from me in January (my absolute busiest month)
if you are sick.
NOW THE FUN STUFF:
Who gets the most face
time with you?
My colleagues in planned giving
and my workout partners in aqua aerobics and floor aerobics.
What are you reading
The Glass Castle by
Jeannette Walls, for the advancement book group discussion
What is your favorite
The Big Chill, followed
by The Princess Bride.
If you suddenly had two
hours of free time, what would you do?
Curl up with a good book or take
What is your favorite
wall hanging at home?
Any of the Ansel Adams pictures
in our living room, which remind me of my memorable trip to
Yosemite National Park.
Do you vote?
Yes, and almost always for a
If you could live during
any period in time and in any place, when and where?
Well, I've always been fascinated
with the King Arthur and Camelot period of time. However,
if I was not a woman born into high society, I would have
been a rebel and probably wouldn't have lived long. So in
retrospect, I'll say I'm happy to be living in a time when
a woman's voice and opinion matters.
Who does the work around
My husband does all the outside
work and he has a real knack for landscaping so it keeps him
very busy and we have a beautiful yard. Which, unfortunately,
leaves me to do all the inside work and the shopping. It works
for us though.
Is there any time in
your life you wish you could do over?
A day or two maybe, but not a
whole period. I feel we learn from our mistakes and that brings
strength and growth.
What did you do before
you came to Smith?
I was a paralegal at a law firm
What single piece of
advice would you give to graduating Smithies?
Life is filled with highs and
lows so ride the high wave with gusto to carry you through
the more difficult periods.