SHARE YOUR NEWS!
Please send news for the class column in Smith Alumnae Quarterly to Lolly Mixter at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is August 1.
The 45th reunion for the Class of 1973 was May 24 – 27, 2018.
Online registration is now open: https://alumnae.smith.edu/reunion/reunion2018/
See the Events page of this class website for more details about reunion.
Our wonderful classmate, Marritje Van Arsdale Greene, has come forward with a challenge for OUR CLASS ONLY.
Marritje will give $1 MILLION to Smith as part of our Reunion Gift–to inspire us all to meet our class giving goal of 60% participation. As of today, 42% of our class have already donated. We need at least 99 more classmates to step up and make a gift in honor of our reunion. We can do this!
If you haven’t already made a gift to Smith, NOW IS THE TIME. Every $1 you give will be matched by $2 from Marritje’s generous gift–up to $1 million.
Marritje’s gift of $1 million will be designated to support the Neilson Library Renovation. Your gift can be given to any desired designation, or given unrestricted. It will all count toward this important challenge gift, and support for Smith.
If you do want your gift to support the Neilson Library project, go to Smith’s giving website and select “Resourceful Smith” from the drop down list after making your credit card gift (click here to access the gift website.) Designation choice happens as the very last step. Select any gift designation you desire–it all helps Smith, honors our class, and helps to secure this matching challenge gift.
Our Class fundraising goal is $3.5 million for Smith over the five years between our 40th and 45th Smith reunions. Thanks to so many classmates, we have only $300,000 left to go to meet our fund raising goal. If we step up to meet this challenge gift from Marritje we will more than make our goal!
Please make a gift to Smith today. Every gift matters. I will email each week with an update. Thank you! Looking forward to greeting everyone at Reunion.
Cheryl Cipro, Fund Team Coordinator
Connect with The Smith Fund
* By phone: 800-241-2056, option #1
* Online: www.smith.edu/thefund
* By mail: The Smith Fund, Alumnae House, 33 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063
TAKE THE CLASS SURVEY
Once again we are surveying the class to see what we are up to and what we care about. As in the past, the survey offers you lots of opportunity to comment on your life and opinions. On average, the survey takes 17 minutes to fill out. You can access it from a computer, tablet or phone by using this link:
Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DGHBHZ5
CALL FOR MEMORABILIA
Are you downsizing? Cleaning out old file drawers and finding folders of Stuff* from your years at Smith? The Class of 1973 could use your Stuff! We are planning displays of memorabilia at Reunion Headquarters and would welcome whatever you have to contribute. You can either 1) send your Stuff to our Headquarters Co-Chair Ann Gibson (292 Thompson Road, Conway MA 01341) by May 1 (the sooner the better) or 2) bring it to Reunion and deliver it in person to HQ. If you are not able to come to Reunion, but want your Stuff to go to a good place, you can still send it along. We will use it in the displays and/or give it to Smith for our Class Archives. (We already have three boxes for our class, and there are three boxes of Strike of ’70 materials in the Archives.) And thanks for helping us remember our four years at Smith!
* Stuff like class newsletters, photos, Strike of 1970 materials, event programs, diaries, old gym suits, letters, handbooks, Posture Pictures, signs, Smith china, etc.