Angelica Didier Light and Suzy Ross McDowell, Smith Fund Co-Chairs
Deb Lans, Planned Giving Chair
In 2021 we will gather at Smith to celebrate our 50th reunion. As Smith students, we received a world-class education that challenged us and enabled us—in ways big and small—to live lives of distinction and purpose. Now, as your class fund co-chairs and planned giving chair, we ask you to consider helping Smith in return. 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 through our 50th?
Smith counts all giving in the 5 years leading up to our reunion towards our total gift regardless of whether the giving is directed to the Smith Fund or one of the “Friends of” funds. We are now in year 2 of that five-year period. Will you consider now how you can participate in this and the next three fiscal years culminating in 2021?
We have worked with Smith’s Development Office to create an easy guide to giving. It shows how each of us can multiply our giving to make our 50th class gift more than any of us has thought possible. Explore the options here:Giving to Smith
Smith established the Grecourt Society to recognize during their lifetime those alumnae who have provided for a gift to Smith in their wills or other estate plans. Our class already has a higher than average membership. Please consider joining before our 50th reunion because these planned gifts will count toward our total reunion giving if you let the college know at Planned Giving (click on The Grecourt Society tab). Contact Deborah Lans for more information on planned giving (Deborah Lans).
Smith cannot provide world-class educations to promising young women without your help. So we thank you for considering Smith as you make your decisions about charitable giving and we prepare for our 50th reunion.
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Do You Want to be Part of the Reunion? Remember the fun we had at our 45th when announcing the winners of our house giving participation competition? Congratulations again, Washburn, Baldwin and Lamont and our several house fund reps! Will you consider volunteering as a house fund rep to send an annual email to each of your housemates over the next three years asking them to consider making a gift to Smith? You can help support great women’s education and make our class participation goals. We’ll provide you with suggested text and contact information. Then, you have fun reconnecting and supporting Smith’s women of promise who, like us almost 50 years ago, want to be engaged global citizens who have the education and the confidence to address society’s challenges. Contact Angelica Didier Light or Suzy Ross McDowell to get involved.
Giving Through Amazon.Smile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Smith College is one of the eligible charities, so you can give to Smith while you shop. For more information about this program check out Amazon Smile