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Giving to Smith

Smith would not be here without the generosity of generations of donors, which means the future of Smith rests on your shoulders. From small denominations to big dollars, every gift matters, and your participation sends a message that you understand, are grateful for, and want to be part of the continuum. At a time when many causes need attention, giving to Smith ensures that we can continue to cultivate and educate the people and activists who will right past wrongs, invent much-needed solutions, and lead the way for an equitable and inclusive society for all. There are many giving opportunities that fund outstanding faculty, financial aid for students from all backgrounds, innovative programming, and infrastructure upgrades—among others. Pick one—or several—as you invest in the health of our school and our world.

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When we work together, we can do great things. A gift this month will further educational access and double your donation. The board of trustees will match all February Smith Fund gifts dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000.
 

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About The Smith Fund

The Smith Fund is the driving force that sustains all that makes Smith exceptional and equips Smithies to follow their passions and change the world for the better. As a donor to The Smith Fund, you can open up a world of opportunities and help transform lives. Donations at regular intervals make a big difference. You are the source of Smith’s power.

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More Giving Opportunities

Align your personal passions with a wide array of giving opportunities.

Scholarship Aid

Smith has launched an ambitious initiative: to raise $200 million in endowed scholarship aid.

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Career Development

Smith’s bold reimagining of career development has the goal of increasing career success and satisfaction for every alum.

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Creative & Performing Arts

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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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.

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Meridians

Meridians is an intersectional feminist journal based at Smith College that has been showcasing the ideas and voices of women of color for more than 20 years.

Library Programs & Services

Smith College Libraries are developing state-of-the-art programs and services that will transform teaching, learning and research at Smith.

Friends of Smith

The Friends of Smith College share a vision that goes beyond the classroom. We ensure resources that distinguish a Smith education.

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Ways To Give

Giving to Smith is easy and seamless. Choose the option that works best for you.

Smith College is a 501(c)3 public charity registered as The Trustees of the Smith College with a federal tax ID (EIN) of 04-1843040. Smith’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. For a copy of your gift receipt, please contact the Gifts and Records staff at giftaccounting@smith.edu, toll-free at 800-526-2023 (option 2) or at 413-585-2036.

Make a secure credit card gift online. You can make a credit card gift over the phone by calling 413-585-2036.

All checks should be made payable to Smith College and mailed to the following address. Any gift restrictions can be noted in the check's memo line or via an accompanying note.

Smith College Gift Accounting
33 Elm Street
Northampton, MA 01063

Outright gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares) can provide you with tax advantages. You can use our Stock Transfer Form to prepare the information for your broker and access transfer instructions. For additional assistance, please contact the Gifts and Records staff at giftaccounting@smith.edu, toll-free at 800-526-2023 (option 2) or at 413-585-2036.

If you are at age 70½ or older and are the owner of an IRA, you can make tax-free IRA contributions directly to Smith. For more information please see our gift planning site. Make sure that you contact the Gifts and Records staff when you direct the rollover so we can look for the check from your IRA administrator at giftaccounting@smith.edu, toll-free at 800-526-2023 (option 2) or at 413-585-2036.

Gifts of tangible personal property, such as art, books, musical instruments and other items that would help advance Smith’s educational mission can be eligible for a tax deductible donation. Learn more about gifts of personal property or contact the Office of Gift Planning at giftplanning@smith.edu or at 413-585-2051.

Read our Gift Acceptance Policy (PDF).

Call in your credit card gift to 800-526-2023 or 413-585-2036.

To make a gift by wire transfer, please contact the Gifts and Records staff at giftaccounting@smith.edu, toll-free at 800-526-2023 (option 2) or at 413-585-2036.

Each charity administering donor advised funds has its own grant recommendation procedures. It may be helpful to know that Smith College is legally registered with the IRS as The Trustees of the Smith College with a tax ID (EIN) of 04-1843040. If you have any questions or concerns about donating through a DAF, please contact the Gifts and Records staff at giftaccounting@smith.edu, toll-free at 800-526-2023 (option 2) or at 413-585-2036.

Gifts of residences, including vacation homes and farms, allow the donor to take a tax deduction, avoid capital gains taxes, retain lifetime occupancy for herself or himself and/or another person—and provide support for Smith. Learn more about gifting real estate or contact the Office of Gift Planning at giftplanning@smith.edu or at 413-585-2051.

Smith College Museum of Art accepts only works of art that can be added to its permanent collection. A donor considering a gift of art should contact the museum at artmuseum@smith.edu or 413-585-2760.

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 use this form or check with your human resources department.

In addition to the ways to give listed above, Smith College employees can also elect to give via payroll deduction. You will be able to set up payroll deduction pledges in Workday.

Smith College's acceptance of charitable gifts is governed by its Gift Acceptance Policy. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Gift Acceptance Policy (PDF)

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A Gift of Art: Free for All

Thousands of visitors annually enjoy exhibitions, installations, and teaching galleries in the SCMA collection; and now they can do so for free, thanks to the generosity of Smith alumnae Jan Fullgraf Golann ’71 and Jane Timken ’64. "Connecting people with art is fundamental to the mission of the Smith College Museum of Art. Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Jan Fullgraf Golann and Jane Timken, I'm thrilled that admission to the museum is now free for all visitors," says Jessica Nicoll, director, and Louise Ines Doyle ’34, chief curator. The alumnae network has truly demonstrated a spirit of openness and sharing through this gift.

What Can You Give to Smith? Get in Touch.

The Office of Alumnae Relations and Development

Get the answers you need, meet the people working on behalf of Smith’s Office of Alumnae Relations and Development, and update your information so you never miss a thing. A good day in our office is when we hear from you, so we encourage you to reach out about getting involved and giving to Smith.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you are a recent grad, a seasoned Smith volunteer, or just reconnecting with the college, there are numerous ways you can be involved with Smith by tapping into your talents and getting plugged in. We can help find a great fit for you—and along the way, you’ll pick up new, invaluable skills, grow your network, and feel connected to a community you cherish.

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

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