The Heart of Smith 2018

This campaign ended on June 30, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Smith College by clicking here!



More than just a building, Neilson Library is where ideas take flight. This is why it is so critical that Neilson keep up with the needs and expectations of students and scholars today and in the future. We are in the midst of an extensive library renovation project led by acclaimed designer Maya Lin that will embody Smith’s bold vision for the 21st century, creating new opportunities for intellectual exploration, innovation and discovery.

We invite you to be a part of this exciting project by donating during the month of June. Gifts will stretch far beyond new desks and bookshelves. They’ll create a space that informs, inspires and unites us all.


The Heart of Smith 2018 ends on June 30.  Please give as generously as you can today! 

Choose from one of four designations to make your gift today:

Resourceful Smith

A hub of activity on campus, Neilson Library is a unifying space where teaching, learning, and community collide. Smith is in the midst of advancing Neilson for 21st century students with extensive renovations led by acclaimed designer Maya Lin. Be part of this exciting initiative by giving to Resourceful Smith.

The Smith Fund (General)

The Smith Fund is a driving force on campus. It sustains all that makes Smith exceptional and equips Smithies to realize their power for good. When you make a general donation to The Smith Fund, you powerfully and imminently impact Smith by helping us meet our most urgent needs.

Essential Smith

Being a Smithie means experiencing a thriving and diverse campus life. Donations to Essential Smith fund the financial aid of countless international, non-traditional, and financially disadvantaged students who make the Smith experience so meaningful. They also support the facilities and student organizations that make our community special. With your support, Smith's remarkable student body can continue to flourish on campus and beyond.

Ada Comstock Scholarship

Throughout her life, Ada Louise Comstock 1897 demonstrated her commitment to the education of women. Donations to Ada Comstock Scholarship support the financial aid of a diverse group of women who faced the interruption of their education and have come to Smith to complete their experience. With your support, these remarkable students, ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s, can have the opportunity to fulfill their potential as part of the Smith community.

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Class Leaderboard
The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Students, Alumna
Class YearDonorsDollars
1940 1$200
1941 1$50
1943 2$10,224
1944 4$475
1946 2$400
1947 6$1,350
1948 1$200
1949 6$5,992
1950 7$2,500
1951 16$9,499
1952 17$17,955
1953 8$2,015
1954 18$157,204
1955 19$35,320
1956 17$25,240
1957 29$9,675
1958 18$72,245
1959 28$24,065
1960 34$48,195
1961 31$10,605
1962 28$28,013
1963 20$12,630
1964 34$95,763
1965 25$30,567
1966 30$5,743
1967 41$16,828
1968 25$76,294
1969 51$115,613
1970 29$17,876
1971 17$12,515
1972 31$6,294
1973 16$15,445
1974 32$11,321
1975 54$23,380
1976 24$9,560
1977 38$17,055
1978 30$9,172
1979 27$35,532
1980 44$14,380
1981 39$69,755
1982 31$31,045
1983 19$19,996
1984 43$8,985
1985 32$6,645
1986 24$45,895
1987 27$11,855
1988 35$56,763
1989 60$12,946
1990 39$107,875
1991 28$13,095
1992 26$1,793
1993 13$1,943
1994 58$12,852
1995 23$2,720
1996 42$2,220
1997 41$6,354
1998 16$1,598
1999 28$2,917
2000 21$1,756
2001 46$2,797
2002 23$2,790
2003 20$589
2004 22$656
2005 25$640
2006 31$1,460
2007 27$3,260
2008 11$680
2009 29$776
2010 22$865
2011 20$541
2012 12$263
2013 5$95
2014 13$273
2015 12$248
2016 17$282
2017 16$177
2018 3$150
2019 1$1
2021 2$105
2026 1$100
Ada 57$3,925

Donor affiliations

1% Students

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1% Faculty/Staff

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3% Friends

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83% Alumna

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8% Parents

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Donor list
Jeff Bies
Catherine F Peterson
Kate Peppard
Georgette Pan
Gwen H MattlemanGwen H Mattleman photo
Carla B. Dickstein
Barbara A Curran
Heather Norden
Megan Delgleize
Laura Sterkel
Margaret Curtin
Joan Hairston
Marjorie J Clarke
Madelyn Sundberg
Lisa Pertillar Brevard
Theresa K Luskin
Sandy Shaw Wen Cheng
Carolyn S. Klaiman
Michelle Guzman
Yvette McNeal
Susie Webster-TolenoSusie Webster-Toleno photo
Pam Seligman
Elizabeth TyminskiElizabeth Tyminski photo
Randi M Pellett
Jennifer Reed HolickJennifer Reed Holick photo
Elizabeth Walters
Fenn, Laura
Nita Dalmiya
Shalla Junejo Khan
Belinda Lartey
Linda J Sanderson
Stannie S. Holt
Lora R Laird
Anna-Lise Santella
Jocelyn Thomas
Helen Ryan

An Anonymous Donor matched $100
Emily Gardel matched $145
Gwen H Mattleman photoGwen H Mattleman matched $100
Jody Angevin photoJody Angevin matched $500
Dana Ehrlich '89 photoDana Maze Ehrlich '89 matched $880
Erinn McGurn photoErinn McGurn matched $4,000
Mary Ann Goodman Quinson '58 gave $50,000 because 500 donors made a gift in 5 days.
Judy Hershey Melly '64 gave $85,000 because 850 donors made a gift in 9 days.
Ann Eberly Calvert '69 gave $100,000 because 1,000 donors made a gift in 12 days.

Become an Advocate for this challenge and when you generate at least 1 donation, you will be sent a Smith Fund micro buff for cleaning your electronic devices. A 'Micro Buff' is a mini microfiber cloth featuring a repositionable backing so it’s always there when you need it. Click the 'Advocates' tab to get started.


Become an Advocate for this challenge and when you generate 5 or more donations, you will be sent a ‘Powered by Smithies’ adhesive cell phone pocket to show your support of Smith wherever you are! Click the 'Advocates' tab to get started.


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.


With a gift of $50 or more, you may select to receive a gadget grip dot to display the Grécourt Gate on the home button of your tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device. (see Updates for photo)


With a gift of $100 or more, you may select to receive a ‘Powered by Smithies’ adhesive cell phone pocket to show your support of Smith wherever you are!


For your gift of $250 or more, you can choose to receive a canvas Smith Fund tote bag. Great for grocery shopping or transporting materials to and from work.