We give to Smith because its mission is as critical today as it was 50 years ago. Our world needs talented women whose vision and leadership will challenge and tackle today’s pressing issues! Your contributions to Smith dismantle financial barriers and ensure qualified, promising students from every walk of life can experience Smith. As alums, we must support Smith’s commitment to eliminating college debt for all admitted students.

’74 Fundraising Goals for 50th Reunion

Five-Year Comprehensive Goal:  $7,400,000 

Reunion Year Participation Goal:  50%

WE CAN DO THIS!  NO gift is too small.







’74 Fundraising Totals as of April 11, 2024

FY24 Smith Fund:  $255,372
FY24 Comp:   $4,381,161
FY24 Participation:  40%, 205 donors
Class Endowed Scholarship:  $522,460
Five-year Comp total (includes RBIs):   $6,016,073

 To make our participation goal of 50%, we need 50 NEW DONORS between now and reunion!  If you haven’t made your contribution to Smith this fiscal year, please do so before reunion. All gifts count. No gift is too small. 

Smart Giving Strategies —How We Can Achieve Our Class Fundraising Goals

Class Officers Challenge:  $100,000 pledged when we reach 50% participation

Give Smartly and Make Stretch Gifts:  Cash now or Pledge now, and pay later within the next five years

Learn more about giving strategies by clicking on the link below:

Fundraising Update and Smart Giving Strategies for the Class of 1974


How to Give to Smith

All donations made by class members each year automatically count toward the participation rate and class gift amount, no matter how small or large. There is no separate “class gift” fund that you need to designate. We have identified the following as our class fundraising priorities:

The Smith Fund
The Smith Fund sustains the academic innovation, global education, scholarships, and resources that make our alma mater exceptional.

Class of 1974 Endowed Scholarship Fund
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor from our class, we are excited to announce The Class of 1974 Endowed Scholarship Fund as part of the class’s 50th reunion gift. To direct your contribution to our class-endowed scholarship fund, specify “Class of 1974 Endowed Scholarship Fund” when you make your gift. 

Emergency Fund for Students of Color
Members of the Class of 1974 started the Emergency Fund for Students of Color at the 25th reunion in 1999. To direct your donation to this fund, specify “Emergency Fund for Students of Color” when you make your donation.

See more details about  How to give to Smith.

How to Join the Team

We are grateful to our classmates for their generosity and support in helping us as we strive to achieve our fundraising goals.  

Thank you for supporting Smith.  Let’s make our Class Reunion Gift the best ever in 2024!

Class of ’74 Fund Agents:

Inez D’Arcangelo
Mary-Margaret Chren Landefeld