The Heart of Smith: Neilson Library

3,283
Donors
104% of 3,136 Donor goal
$1,423,808
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Gwen H Mattleman photoGwen H Mattleman matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $600Just for Class of 1977

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $800

Elizabeth Rosa photoElizabeth Rosa matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $850Just for Class of 1993
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Joan Butler Ford '55 photoJoan Butler Ford '55 gave $25,000 because 784 donors gave

Jane Kim '91 and Kristen Johnson Bird '87 photoJane Kim '91 and Kristen Johnson Bird '87 gave $35,000 because 500 donors gave
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About

THE HEART OF SMITH

POWER NEILSON LIBRARY: WHERE TEACHING, LEARNING AND COMMUNITY UNITE.

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.

The Heart of Smith campaign invites 3,136 Smith alumnae, graduate alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff to join 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.

To learn more about this exciting project, click here.

Updates
Final Results!

WE DID IT!!

The final numbers have been tallied, and once again, Smithies have shown that they can accomplish great things. Not only did we beat our goal of 3,136 gifts, we surpassed it by 147 — finishing out the month with 3,283 gifts in June. As if that weren’t enough, we raised a whopping total of $1,423,808 as well!!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated, especially to those who made second or third gifts during the campaign. We couldn’t have done it without you.

For those who are interested, here is a breakdown of the top of the class leaderboard:


1. Ada Comstock Scholars: 135 gifts

2. 1968: 98 gifts

3. 1989: 94 gifts

4. 1980: 81 gifts

5. 1972: 80 gifts

In addition, 149 parents and 98 friends of the college participated in The Heart of Smith campaign.

All three challenges within this campaign were met. A big thank you to the following challenge sponsors:

Joan Butler Ford ‘55

Jane Kim ’91

Kristen Johnson Bird ’87

Laurie Poole Chester ’81

Alix Hoch Laager ’80

A member of the Class of ‘68

Gudrun Rice ‘65

We greatly appreciate your generosity and the opportunity you provided other Smithies to make their gifts go further.

2834 days ago by Smith College
The Heart of Smith: Stay Tuned For The Final Results

While The Heart of Smith campaign has officially ended, staff at Smith will be busy tallying all of the year-end gifts for a few days. Thanks to all of you, we had a tremendous amount of gift activity, so it will take a bit to get caught up. 

Please keep checking back—we will continue to update the campaign site as we work through the gift entry process. We anticipate that we will be able to announce our final totals in a week or so.

2852 days ago by Smith College
Challenge #2-- Complete

We had a flurry of offline activity on Friday, June 17, the last day of our second Heart of Smith challenge. While we are still tallying the numbers, we are certain that we met this challenge. Thank you to all who participated in any way-- by making your gift, sharing the message or checking in to watch the totals climb. 

Stay tuned for final figures...

2863 days ago by Smith College
Challenge Success!

Once again, we asked and you delivered.  This was a close one, but last night at 11:51 p.m. we met Joan Butler Ford's challenge and secured her $25,000 matching donation! Thank you to everyone who donated or shared our message—encouraging others to give. We truly couldn't have done it without you.

We're about a quarter of the way to our goal of 3,136 donors during the month of June. Please continue to spread the word about the Heart of Smith using the unique link that is provided for you under the 'Advocates' tab on the campaign page. There are even incentives if you reach certain Advocate thresholds (see the left sidebar for details).  You might be surprised how quickly you can get to 10 donors or $500 in donations. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call The Smith Fund office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern at 1-800-241-2056, (option 1).

Thank you again for all your support.  Onward to June 30! 

2875 days ago by Smith College

Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumnae, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19271$50
19393$11,189
19404$525
19413$50,025
19423$900
19435$575
19446$1,765
19453$27,500
19469$2,811
19473$900
194816$14,460
194921$16,201
195024$6,240
19518$6,625
195222$30,505
195347$27,480
195432$16,510
195541$58,020
195613$7,701
195736$15,133
195838$7,543
195940$25,364
196035$34,779
196119$9,620
196238$38,404
196332$21,770
196457$26,203
196550$23,143
196629$56,911
196775$58,569
196898$93,812
196962$28,058
197054$47,240
197119$4,554
197280$45,134
197348$48,927
197443$23,112
197574$17,357
197628$41,278
197747$24,785
197851$26,802
197939$46,150
198081$75,487
198147$62,926
198228$40,020
198359$37,817
198442$17,733
198544$12,706
198632$24,230
198747$19,410
198827$18,520
198992$14,329
199059$14,137
199129$17,635
199241$2,460
199357$4,158
199430$4,499
199540$2,775
199616$1,348
199749$5,844
199838$12,193
199935$2,930
200038$2,368
200158$3,996
200249$2,441
200343$2,400
200443$1,394
200534$1,186
200625$1,535
200739$1,305
200841$1,243
200939$1,333
201020$860
201115$455
201224$507
201326$750
201430$669
201519$419
20162$300
20176$1,710
20184$275
201914$1,150
20201$100
Ada122$10,168
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Gradhat icon91%Alumnae
Book icon1%Students
Parent icon9%Parents
Suitcase icon1%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon6%Friends
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Advocates

Jane Kim '91 and Kristen Johnson Bird '87 photo
Gave $35,000 because 500 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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Gave $25,000 because 784 gifts were made during a Challenge!
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