December Financial Aid Challenge 2021

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An Anonymous DonorJust for Alumnae (2009)Anonymous will give $1,000 if 31 donors give in the next 26 daysOnly for the next 28 donors

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About

The gift of education is the greatest gift you can give to the next generation. 

Financial aid has the power to change the trajectory of a life and open a world of possibilities. Every day, we hear stories from Smithies whose lives were transformed because of scholarship support. 

Laisha Aniceto ’23 is the first in her family to go to college. With limited means, the celebration of Smith’s acceptance letter was short-lived. Would she have to turn down this opportunity? Could her family afford to send her?

Yes, in fact, they could—thanks to a generous financial aid package made possible by you and other donors. Every dollar you give in financial aid directly impacts a Smith student, including Laisha.

“In my hometown, a high school diploma is the highest degree completed by most individuals. Because of financial aid, I have been able to break this cycle, and I inspired other high schoolers in my community to do the same. The scholarship has opened a whole new world not only for me and my family but for students who were also told that college was an impossible dream.”

The Smith Fund is challenging the Smith community to raise 3,100 donations in 31 days for scholarship aid. Throughout December, all donations, no matter the size, will go directly toward keeping a Smith education accessible and affordable.

Your donation, combined with those from others, will empower hundreds of Smith students like Laisha to launch bright futures. 

Please give this season's most powerful gift. 

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Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumnae, Students, Parents, Smith SSW or Graduate Alumna/us
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19461$1,000
19521$367
19531$1,000
19541$10,000
19561$10
19572$5,100
19581$3,000
19593$408
19605$1,525
19623$1,300
19632$700
19643$1,340
19655$2,050
19666$3,750
19674$2,424
19684$1,520
19698$5,050
19703$1,510
19712$150
19726$26,272
19734$2,380
19746$600
1975 (matching donations!)10$4,460
19761$50
19774$1,900
19784$1,275
19795$2,840
19803$400
19815$845
19834$1,255
19846$2,900
19854$1,195
19861$100
19876$615
19883$10,030
19897$2,325
19905$425
19913$725
1992 (matching donations!)7$1,240
19934$655
19946$1,000
19955$950
19964$520
19971$300
19984$385
19995$637
20003$145
20013$75
20022$400
20035$60
20045$1,785
200511$555
20067$1,675
20074$187
20083$310
2009 (matching donations!)5$140
20106$440
20111$100
20124$1,145
20131$50
20143$135
20154$580
20165$42
20172$120
20183$306
20193$50
20201$10
20221$250
20252$300
Ada4$2,635
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