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Get in touch with the people working on behalf of Smith’s Office of Alumnae Relations and Development—and meet some of them on our staff profile page.

You can also get answers you need, find your fellow Smithies and update your information so you never miss a thing. Read the FAQs below to find quick replies to your questions.

Work with us! See the latest job listings in the alumnae relations and development office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact with a question about a gift or pledge, including how to get a tax receipt?
The Gifts and Records team is available for questions about making a gift, pledge balances, tax receipts, gifts in memory or honor and charitable giving questions. You may call 413-585-2036 during business hours, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email your questions to giftaccounting@smith.edu.

How can I learn more about giving opportunities?
For questions, please contact Betsy Carpenter ’93, associate vice president for development, at ewcarpen@smith.edu or 413-585-2052. Learn more about ways to give.

How do I update alumnae contact information, report a death or find a classmate?
You can go to the The Network or the Update Your Info form. Or the Gifts and Records team is available to assist you with updating information, finding classmates and other constituent records questions. You may call 413-585-2036 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email your questions to smithierecords@smith.edu.

How do I learn about employment opportunities?
To learn more about working in the Office of Alumnae Relations and Development, please browse the latest job listings.

Senior Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development

The senior vice president’s office oversees all alumnae relations and development programs.

Name

Title

Phone

Beth Raffeld

Senior Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development

413-585-2053

Denise Materre ’74

Vice President for Alumnae Relations

413-585-2025

Maureen Barry

Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations

413-585-2032

Mandy Duffy

Executive Assistant for Advancement 

413-585-2053

Amy Wehle

Senior Development Liaison to the President’s Office

413-585-2673

Vice President for Alumnae Relations

The vice president for alumnae relations’ office oversees alumnae engagement and outreach.

Name

Title

Phone

Denise Materre ’74

Vice President for Alumnae Relations

413-585-2025

Erica Banz

Assistant Director of Regional Engagement

413-585-2040

Mackyle Bogachoff

Alumnae Relations Coordinator

413-585-2058

Christie Capone Kennedy ’10

Director of Alumnae Professional Networks and Career Programs | Profile →

413-585-3509

Amanda Rivera López

Executive Director for the AASC and Regional Networks

413-585-2020

Mary ”Mimi“ Odgers

Assistant Director for Reunions

413-585-4400

Advancement Operations

The Advancement Operations team oversees data management and data access for Development and Alumnae Relations work at Smith College.  

Name

Title

Phone

Maureen Barry

Assistant Vice President for Advancement Operations

413-585-2032

Jonelle Dennis

Advancement & Art Gallery Coordinator

413-585-2020

Maya Gounard

Associate Director of Advancement Services

413-585-2611

Nicolette "Nikki" Petraitis

Advancement Services Project Manager

413-585-2678

Kimberly Philbrook

Direct Mail Program Coordinator 

413-585-2038

Rebecca Washut

Digital Engagement Coordinator | Profile →

413-585-6589

Alumnae and Donor Relations

Alumnae and Donor Relations celebrates the impact of philanthropy at Smith College.

Name

Title

Phone

Mary Giles

Director of Alumnae and Donor Communications

413-585-2675

Ashley Keedy

Associate Director of Alumnae and Donor Relations

413-585-2688

Lauren Correnty

Stewardship Manager

413-585-2666

Maro Elliott

Stewardship Writer

413-585-2650

Melanie Chase

Administrative Coordinator

413-585-4209

Lindsey McGrath

Advancement Communications and Events Specialist

413-585-2030

Amy Moscaritolo AC ’05 

Assistant Director of Alumnae and Donor Events

413-585-4406

Nicole Pellaton

Senior Advancement Writer

413-585-2687

Kimberly Macdonald

Assistant Director of Alumnae and Donor Events

413-585-2144

Class Engagement and Philanthropic Support

The Smith Fund sustains the academic innovation, global education, scholarships and resources that make this institution exceptional. In addition to the individual staff contacts listed here, you may also call 800-241-2056, option #1 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Name

Title

Phone

Maria Held

Senior Director of Class Engagement and Philanthropic Support | Profile →

413-585-2044

Rachel Cook

Milestone Reunion Assistant Director | Profile →

413-585-2676

Cathy Kearney

Milestone Reunion Assistant Director

413-585-2033

Jodi Fallon Fern 

Milestone Reunion Program Director

413-585-4407

Erin Grice

Program Assistant

413-585-4216

Britain Grilli-Scott 14

Assistant Director, Class Engagement and Annual Support

413-585-2068

Dawn Hines

Class Engagement & Annual Support Director

413-585-2028

Emma Kane

Milestone Program Assistant

413-585-2690

Lauren McAllister

Assistant Director, Class Engagement and Annual Support

413-585-2079

Arthur Pero

Assistant Director, Class Engagement and Annual Support

413-585-2046

Bethany Petano

Assistant Director, Smith Fund

413-585-2097

Eric Pfalzgraf

Development Program Specialist

413-585-2057

Associate Vice President for Development

The Associate Vice President for Development’s office oversees the management of fundraising initiatives and programs including the Smith Fund, the Parents and Families program, International Advancement, the Milestone Reunion program and Smith College School for Social Work development efforts. The office is also the central hub for development volunteers.

Name

Title

Phone

Betsy Carpenter ’93

Associate Vice President for Development

413-585-2052

Clay Ballantine

Senior Philanthropic Advisor | Profile →

413-585-3184

Dawn Faucher

SSW Alumni Relations & Development Director

413-585-7964

Emily Fitzgerald

Associate Director for Strategic Fundraising Initiatives | Profile →

413-585-2698

Rich Rodgers

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

413-585-2065

Marea Wexler

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

413-585-2672

Grants and Sponsored Research

GSR pursues institutional grants to support Smith’s academic priorities and initiatives. The team also works with faculty on identifying external research grant opportunities. Learn more about the office.

Name

Title

Phone

Lisa Stoffer

Director of Sponsored Programs & Grants  | Profile

413-585-2679

Mary Lacroix

Grants Coordinator

413-585-2175

Emily Robinson

Associate Director for Sponsored Research

413-585-3010

Patti Thornton

Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

413-585-2670

Kate Wallen

Assistant Director of Grants Administration

413-585-2218

Gifts and Records

The Gifts and Records team is responsible for gift accounting and records management. Staff are available for your questions about making a gift, pledge balances, tax receipts, gifts in memory or honor and other charitable giving questions. Staff are also available to assist you in updating alumnae/i contact information, reporting a death, finding a classmate or other constituent records questions. In addition to the individual staff contacts listed here, you may call 413-585-2036 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email your gift questions to giftaccounting@smith.edu or your records questions to smithierecords@smith.edu.  

Name

Title

Phone

Maya Gounard

Associate Director of Advancement Services

413-585-2611

Clayton Kennedy

Advancement Systems Analyst and Report Writer

413-585-7573

Jackson Carboni

Advancement Data Associate

413-585-2686

Melissa Jacobs

Advancement Data Associate

413-585-2689

Zach Julius

Advancement Data Associate

413-585-2681

Patricia Kingston

Advancement Data Associate

413-585-2684

Heather Zottoli

Assistant Director Gifts and Records

413-585-3294

Gift Planning

The Office of Gift Planning works with donors to maximize charitable intentions while creating a legacy for future generations. In addition to the individual staff contacts listed here, you may also contact giftplanning@smith.edu or 413-585-2051. Learn more about gift planning.

Name

Title

Phone

Sam Samuels

Director of Gift Planning | Profile →

413-585-2694

Kamlyn Allman

Gift Planning Coordinator

413-585-2035

Christine Carr Hill

Associate Director of Gift Planning

413-585-2665

Debra Wright

Gift Planning Administrative Coordinator

413-585-2051

International Advancement

International Advancement builds relationships with alumnae, parents and friends living outside the United States in order to match donors' philanthropic goals with the strategic priorities of the college. Learn more about International Advancement.

Name

Title

Phone

Jacqueline DeFelice

Director of International Alumnae Relations and Development | Profile →

413-585-2090

Christina Casey

Assistant Director of International Alumnae Relations and Development

413-585-4107

Major Gifts

The Major Gifts team works in philanthropic partnership with alumnae, parents and friends of Smith College to support the college’s mission. Learn more about priority gift opportunities.  

Name

Title

Phone

Laure Morris

Director of Major Gifts

413-585-2055

Amy Altwarg

Senior Philanthropic Officer | Profile →

413-585-2664

Tina Barsby

Senior Philanthropic Officer

413-585-2682

Michelle Boudreau

 Administrative Assistant for Leadership Gifts

413-585-2022

Vanessa Messan

Philanthropic Officer for Leadership Gifts | Profile →

413-585-2063

Kathy Robbins

Major and Principal Gift Administrative Coordinator

413-585-4295

Jennifer Smedes

Philanthropic Officer for Leadership Gifts | Profile →

413-585-2039

Jennifer Strong

Leadership Gift Officer

413-585-2656

Kelly Noonan

Associate Director of Major Gifts/Senior Philanthropic Officer

413-585-2064

Research

Research updates donor biographical information and supports nominating and prize award committees.

Name

Title

Phone

Diane Garvey AC ’02

Director of Advancement Research

413-585-2659

Libby Feil

Senior Researcher

413-585-2041

Kathleen Mills-Curran

Senior Researcher

413-585-2660

Patricia Sawyer

Senior Researcher

413-585-2683