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


Emily Kaplan

Emily Kaplan ’16

“I’m so grateful to everyone who donates to Smith because I know there is no way I would be able to attend Smith without their generosity. I’m so glad to be here, and Smith has been such a great experience. There’s no place I’d rather be—I appreciate you all so much!”

Elise Smith

Elise Smith ’16

“In my family I am one of four, and it means so much to me and my family that you contribute to Smith so that I can attend this incredible and prestigious institution. I am so grateful for everything that you have done and are doing. Smith has changed my life. I cannot express to you enough how thankful I am for your support!”

Janna Singer-Baefsky

Janna Singer-Baefsky ’15

“When I was applying to college, my father had already been unemployed for two years. I had to accept that not only would I not be able to afford to apply to most of the schools I wanted, but that I would not be able to go to any of them without financial aid. College was something my parents and I both wanted for me, but the financial logistics were creating a road block. With the unbelievably generous donations made to Smith that were gifted to me, I was not only able to afford to attend Smith but also able to apply to the study abroad programs I wanted. Words cannot truly express how grateful my family and I are for the opportunities I now have thanks to the financial aid from Smith and its donors.”


Staff

Marissa Hoechstetter
Director, Donor Relations and Development Communications
mhoechstetter@smith.edu
413-585-4400

Mary Giles
Communications Specialist
mgiles@smith.edu
413-585-2675

Mel Gulow
Administrative Coordinator
mgulow@smith.edu
413-585-4209

Ashley Keedy
Assistant Director of Donor Relations
akeedy@smith.edu
413-585-2688

Anne-Marie LaFosse
Stewardship Specialist
alafosse@smith.edu
413-585-2059

Molly Parr
Stewardship Officer
mparr@smith.edu
413-585-2650