Smith College Embarks on Major Fundraising Campaign

Smith College, the highly rated liberal arts college for women in Northampton, Massachusetts, has launched a major fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $450 million. The “Women for the World: The Campaign for Smith” hopes to raise the money for use in increasing the amount of financial aid the college can offer its students.

Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard, an alumna and chair of the college’s board of trustees, stated, “With a larger financial aid endowment, we can lower the economic barriers to higher education for middle- and low-income families from around the world. That’s a critical step toward making Smith an even more global and diverse campus — and community — than it is today.”

Smith College President Carol T. Christ, added, “Through more competitive financial aid packages, we can lessen the burden on middle-class families, and recruit greater numbers of outstanding students, both international and domestic.”

In addition to financial aid, the money raised will be used for research, to endow faculty chairs, to develop the college’s collections, and to expand internship opportunities for Smith students.

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