Welcome

We are maintaining our own database so please notify us of any changes to your contact info. Also tell us if you do not want us to share your contact info with the College. If you would like to receive our quarterly class newsletters, please email Smith Class of 1971.

 CONNEC71NG 21 

CONNEC71NG ’21  – Your response needed by April 20! –  this is our new effort to develop connections between our class and the Class of  ’21 which will graduate when we celebrate our 50th reunion in May 2021. The ’21ers have responded with great enthusiasm and, to get things started, have launched a ’71 – ’21 mentoring program. Over 110 ‘21ers have already signed up online! Now it’s our turn to respond – Please read more here and, if you are interested, sign up here  by April 20. (If you have a gmail account you may be prompted to sign in).  Over the next 3 years, we hope to see many different kinds of connections. If we succeed, it may be the start of a great new Smith tradition.  So please take a look; we hope you’ll sign up! For background and more information click CONNEC71NG 21 or contact Tara Harvey or  Carol Pinki Fontein

House Reps

Now is the time for a few good women to help us build a system of House Reps.  We need just one (or a few) volunteers in each house to encourage housemates to come to our 50th – those who have never been back or come only rarely. It’s a great way to re-connect with housemates, find lost classmates and there’s no direct fundraising piece to it. Think how much more fun it would be if you had your own gang of friends there to celebrate our 50th! Click here for more info and to sign up or contact  Annie Nickel Curtin or  Donna Smerlas

50th Reunion(!) – May 2021

Sandy Cate and Sarah Peskin are working on our 50th reunion class book. There are many options for such a publication, and if you have ideas to share or would like to help with the project as it evolves, please let us know. Classmates with editorial or publishing skills would be much appreciated!  Meanwhile, Sarah Koffman Mantica and others are brainstorming a class video. Click here for more info. To help with the class book, contact Sandy Cate. To help with a class video contact  Sarah Koffman Mantica .

Smith Fund

As Smith students, we received a world-class education that enabled us to live lives of distinction and purpose.  Now the cause of educating women of promise to be leaders needs you.  Will you consider becoming a champion for women’s education by making a gift this year and each year? Click here for more info Our  easy guide to giving shows how each of us can significantly multiply our giving to make our 50th class gift Guide to Giving  Click here to give now.

Smith Fund Co-Chair Angelica Didier Light
Smith Fund Co-Chair Suzy Ross McDowell
Planned Giving Chair Deborah Lans

For future class communications make sure we have your current email address.  The easiest way is to verify your address on the alumnae website Alumnae Address If you do not want the college to have your email address please send an email with your address to   Smith Class of 1971

Check back next month for more information!

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