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Giving to Smith College is an investment in the future of our world. Our gift opportunities offer alums, parents, friends and other stakeholders the ability to invest in exceptional young people who, strengthened by their education, hold the power to transform their communities and the lives around them. With Smith’s strategic plan, Lives of Distinction and Purpose, you can join us as we invest in promising programs, create new initiatives and build on our incredible momentum.

In addition to seeking endowed and current use support for the programs detailed below, annual support of The Smith Fund is critically important for the college. Learn more about ways to make a gift, matching gifts and the power of endowed funds, which preserve your gift in perpetuity.

Scholarship Aid

Smith College attracts the best and brightest students from around the world. They are change agents who have the power to lead governments, businesses and nonprofits—and to solve our world’s most pressing problems. But first, we must provide them with the education, the confidence and the leadership training they need to develop their passion and their expertise.

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Smith Office for the Arts

Learning that enhances the full value of human experience and exploration is at the heart of a liberal arts education, and the capacity to engage with and participate in the creative arts is a key element of that experience. Establishing a Smith Office for the Arts provides a unique opportunity to extend the benefits of an arts education to all students while strengthening the arts on campus.


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Career Development

Smith’s bold reimagining of career development will equalize the student experience and increase career success for every alum. Your gifts will fund services that are individualized and developmentally staged, allowing all students to achieve career readiness, make essential career connections and launch into competitive jobs.

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Endowed Professorships

Endowed professorships are a key driver of Smith’s academic enterprise and represent a unique opportunity for donors to shape Smith’s future. They are strategic investments to advance teaching and scholarship across disciplines and in new subject areas. The financing provided by endowed professorships ensures that students have access to great minds, creative researchers and engaged teachers.

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The New Neilson Library

After a historic renovation, the new Neilson Library reopened in 2021 as a modern, multifunctional hub on campus. Your gifts fund the development of state-of-the-art programs, services and collection materials that will transform teaching, learning and research at Smith.

Meridians Journal

For more than 20 years, the journal Meridians has showcased the ideas and voices of women of color. Founded at Smith under the leadership of Smith President Emerita Ruth J. Simmons, Meridians’ goal is to make scholarship by and about marginalized women central to economic, political and social practices in the U.S. and around the world.

Match Your Gift

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below or check with your human resources department. Some large employers provide very generous matches.


If your company matches, you may be able to access the forms directly through the search. Follow the procedure described below; if needed, our staff will be happy to assist. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.


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Contact Alumnae Relations & Development

Alumnae House

33 Elm Street

Smith College

Northampton, MA 01063


Phone: 800-526-2023 or 413-585-2020

To learn more, please contact:

Betsy Carpenter ’93

Associate Vice President for Development