December Financial Aid Challenge 2021

3,731
Donors
120% of 3,100 Donor goal
$4,262,663
Donated
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An Anonymous DonorJosephine Angevin matched $500

An Anonymous DonorTanya (Kucherov) Denckla Cobb matched $500

Lori Kahn photoLori Kahn matched $500

An Anonymous DonorLesley Joplin matched $1,000

Jody Angevin photoJody Angevin matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorTessa Z Milman matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorMonica Wang matched $5,000
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Jess Plumridge photoJess Plumridge gave $500


An Anonymous DonorAnonymous gave $1,000
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. 

Updates
Stay Tuned!

We're more than halfway through December and more than halfway to our goal! Way to go, Smithies!

Tell all your friends! There's STILL time to make a gift. This campaign will remain open through December 31, 2021.

The College is closed for winter break from December 23 through December 31. However, the Gifts and Records Office will be available for your charitable gift-related questions from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) December 27-31.

If you would like to make a gift or have questions regarding a gift, please call 413-585-2036. If you receive the voicemail of the Gifts and Records Staff, please leave a message and they will respond to you as soon as possible. You may also email giftaccounting@smith.edu.

Happy Holidays, and stay tuned for our final results, which will be updated in January after all December donations have been processed. Thank you!

33 days ago by Smith College

Donor Maps
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Students, Parents, Alumni, Alumnae/i
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19251$12,467
19321$150
19371$200
19391$500
19421$12,000
19431$500
19442$125
19452$700
19467$11,425
19472$300
19489$5,610
194911$63,699
19507$2,637
195114$19,800
195217$11,047
195319$21,620
195419$35,835
195522$27,335
195622$20,580
195727$42,413
195843$45,952
195942$82,900
196046$66,415
196147$82,376
196274$321,409
196352$45,620
196470$311,288
196559$58,623
196663$53,826
196776$261,444
196885$90,202
196996$134,226
197054$201,049
197145$108,345
1972102$465,349
197380$67,626
197465$42,657
1975125$48,421
197654$99,168
197769$38,540
197873$50,235
197950$40,314
198054$77,670
198144$178,440
198247$75,105
198359$46,785
198442$20,940
198556$52,501
198637$20,142
198754$94,956
198846$83,790
198957$22,940
199052$19,932
199152$68,265
199245$16,352
199354$10,643
199457$36,011
199548$10,165
199640$7,425
199749$17,498
199837$13,383
199940$11,812
200040$8,580
200142$13,313
200237$2,540
200336$4,318
200434$2,365
200540$5,147
200632$5,206
200739$4,247
200839$4,290
200934$7,528
201022$1,128
201128$1,792
201229$2,303
201317$1,422
201416$861
201518$1,945
201626$3,984
201713$921
201823$1,826
20199$235
202010$885
20212$550
20226$1,080
20237$3,600
20245$475
202511$1,376
Ada75$16,609
Graduate Program2$5,000
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matched a total of $500
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