Essential Smith: The December Giving Challenge

By Smith College

This campaign ended on December 31, 2015, but you can still make a gift to Smith College by clicking here!

This December, we're challenging you to help us raise $3.1 million for our most powerful cause:  Smith Students.

For 31 days, all donations will support Essential Smith, The Smith Fund initiative that fuels a vibrant campus life and, more importantly, a healthy financial aid budget. By giving before December ends, you empower hundreds of students to launch bright futures on our campus. 

We're counting on the whole Smith community to rise to the challenge.  Here are 3.1 reasons why YOU make all the difference.

  •        1.  Every dollar counts. Gifts of all sizes fund an education that changes lives.
  •        2.  We're stronger together.  Each year, gifts of $100 or less total more than $500,000!
  •        3.  Only you can power The Smith Fund...

                    3.1  ...and when you power The Smith Fund, Smithies power the world.

Give This Season's Most Powerful Gift.

Thank you!

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Class Leaderboard
The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumnae, Students
Class YearDonorsDollars
0 10$1,438
1945 1$100
1947 1$250
1952 1$100
1953 1$1,000
1954 1$50
1955 1$100
1956 3$1,750
1958 2$10,500
1959 4$675
1960 1$50
1961 5$900
1962 7$1,030
1963 6$360
1964 3$450
1965 8$2,893
1966 27$16,050
1967 8$2,010
1968 12$6,085
1969 7$3,050
1970 6$3,150
1971 12$5,275
1972 2$325
1973 17$11,225
1974 10$8,475
1975 11$1,885
1976 9$4,475
1977 21$60,230
1978 16$2,720
1979 10$2,600
1980 5$5,800
1981 14$2,665
1982 20$4,215
1983 7$900
1984 12$7,935
1985 22$5,916
1986 17$3,550
1987 9$2,950
1988 14$13,320
1989 10$2,450
1990 7$2,060
1991 15$7,270
1992 14$2,261
1993 20$2,881
1994 12$1,775
1995 8$1,700
1996 10$955
1997 12$3,245
1998 10$2,017
1999 11$780
2000 11$1,686
2001 14$1,200
2002 18$1,665
2003 7$1,210
2004 13$817
2005 14$655
2006 14$995
2007 12$1,270
2008 16$1,208
2009 11$346
2010 16$346
2011 9$463
2012 16$375
2013 10$750
2014 10$355
2015 8$170
2016 1$10
2017 2$20
2018 2$10,010


Donor affiliations

23% Alumnae

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1% Students

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3% Parents

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1% Faculty/Staff

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1% Friends

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Donor list
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Martha Crowell
Anonymous
Sarah Magrino
Meghan Fleming
Myrna Torres
Esther Smigel
Mary Byrne Schwegler
Maria Termini
Anonymous
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Ellen V. Seiler
Andrea Ray
Melecia Miller
Anonymous
Ellen Bhattacharyya
Tasha Rimany
Tracy S. Thorleifson
Zaidee Potter Laughlin
Anonymous
Sharon Quayle
Susan L. Patch 1977
Deborah Ford Rathnam
Anonymous
Dr. Josh Weng
Francine Haber
Manja Sachet
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Abbie Wright
Sherrill Lavagnino
Sae Ri Ro
Alison Bjorklund Collins
Anonymous
Rachel Lavine
Harper Gernet-Girard
Anonymous
Tracy Kirkman-Liff
susan downey
Bryn Wagner Hanson
Melinda C. Finberg
Olivia H. Emery

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Donna Lisker matched $100
Lesli Ann Mie Agcaoili matched $250
Erika Smith Brewer, '86 matched $1,000
Thumb avatar lois hoffman thompson  66 profile picLois Hoffman Thompson gave $25,000 because 300 donors made a gift in 3 days.
An Anonymous Donor gave $50,000 because 500 donors made a gift in 4 days.
GENERATE 10 GIFTS

Only 48 left!

Become an Advocate for this challenge and when you generate 10 or more donations, you will be sent a limited edition Smith Fund tote bag. Click the "Advocates" button above to participate.


GENERATE $2,500

Only 48 left!

Become an Advocate for this challenge and when you generate $2,500 or more in donations, you will be sent a limited edition Smith Fund tote bag. Click the "Advocates" button above to participate.


DONATE $10

All gifts to this campaign count toward recognition as a Smith Star, which commences upon five years of consecutive annual giving to Smith. An embroidered star decal is presented at reunion.


DONATE $100

You’ve shown Smith your support, now show the world that you’re a proud Smithie. Donors of $100 or more may select to receive a ‘Smith College’ window decal.


DONATE $500

With a gift of $500 or more, you may select to receive a ‘Powered by Smithies’ adhesive cell phone pocket to show your support of Smith wherever you are!


DONATE $1,875

Founder's Society--Annual donors of $1,875 to $4,999: You will receive a letter sharing the impact of your support from the Smith Fund Director.


DONATE $5,000

Paradise Circle--Annual donors of $5,000 to $9,999: As our thanks for your generosity, you will receive a letter sharing the impact of your support from the Smith Fund Director, plus a set of greeting cards featuring hand drawn illustrations of Smith’s beloved Grécourt Gates.


DONATE $10,000

Dean's Circle--Annual donors of $10,000 to $24,999: As our thanks for your generosity, you will receive a letter sharing the impact of your support from the Smith Fund Director, plus a set of greeting cards featuring hand drawn illustrations of Smith’s beloved Grécourt Gates. You will also be invited to a listen-in conference call with Dean Donna Lisker in the spring.


DONATE $25,000

Trustees' Circle--Annual donors of $25,000 to $49,999: As our thanks for your generosity, you will receive a letter sharing the impact of your support from the Smith Fund Director, a set of greeting cards featuring hand drawn illustrations of Smith’s beloved Grécourt Gates, and a copy of this year's First-Year Summer Reading Assignment, 'The Collapse of Western Civilization'. You will also be invited to a listen-in conference call with Dean Donna Lisker in the spring.


DONATE $50,000

President's Circle--Annual donors of $50,000 to $99,999: As our thanks for your generosity, you will receive a letter sharing the impact of your support from the Smith Fund Director, a set of greeting cards featuring hand drawn illustrations of Smith’s beloved Grécourt Gates, and a copy of this year's First-Year Summer Reading Assignment, 'The Collapse of Western Civilization'. You will also be invited to a listen-in conference call with Dean Donna Lisker in the spring. Additionally, you will be invited to an intimate luncheon with President McCartney in her home during reunion weekend.


DONATE $100,000

President's Circle Cum Laude--Annual donors of $100,000 or more: As our thanks for your generosity, you will receive a letter sharing the impact of your support from the Smith Fund Director, a set of greeting cards featuring hand drawn illustrations of Smith’s beloved Grécourt Gates, and a copy of this year's First-Year Summer Reading Assignment, 'The Collapse of Western Civilization'. You will also be invited to a listen-in conference call with Dean Donna Lisker in the spring. Additionally, you will be invited to an intimate luncheon with President McCartney in her home during reunion weekend.