Fundraising for Smith College was historically one of the primary purposes of Smith clubs and has been an important and appreciated source of financial support for the college. Alumnae have always been passionate about supporting Smith scholarships, and alumnae groups and clubs have been doing innovative, effective fundraisers for the cause. There are a variety of ways in which you can help young women enjoy the benefits of a Smith education.

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Pecans: A Smith Tradition

“Pecans for scholarships” started in 1951 with the Smith College Club of Westchester County. This idea has since become an annual fundraising tradition for numerous clubs across the country. Typically sold during the late fall, the pecans now come in a variety of flavors, including chocolate-covered and cinnamon-glazed. The clubs below sell pecans, and many will ship.

New England

New Jersey


Washington, D.C.

New York





The Smith College Club of the North Shore offers S’mints—handmade dark chocolates imprinted with an image of the Grécourt Gates. Now available in original peppermint crunch and orange crunch.

Desk Calendars

For decades, the Smith College Club of Milwaukee has sold desk calendars across the state.

Enstrom’s Toffee

The Smith College Club of Colorado offers Enstrom‘s gourmet toffee each holiday season. The almond-chocolate toffee is a wonderful treat!

Smith Aprons

The Smith College Club of Southeastern Connecticut created a wonderful red apron with “Smith Cooks” written on the front.

Tote Bags

The Smith College Club of Fairfield County created a nautical-inspired canvas tote bags with “Smith College” printed on them.