Smith College Class of 1972
Spring 2022 Class Newsletter
50th Reunion for All – On campus + Online – May 12-15, 2022
Register for reunion ASAP! Reunion registration will close promptly on April 25, 2022.
Visit Smith Reunion 2022 webpage
Smith ’72 critical communications hub is smithcollege72.org. Visit often for updates on program, logistics, packing list and more.
REUNION ON CAMPUS
1. You must be vaccinated and boosted:
Smith’s focus on safety means alums coming on campus must demonstrate they are fully vaccinated and boosted. Pre-arrival system to upload information will be announced before Reunion on the Reunion 2022 webpage.
2. Register and apply early to secure on-campus housing:
Housing is first-come, first served. Don’t wait!
3. Come Thursday for the WHOLE long weekend:
Visit the new Neilson, the Museum, Lyman Plant House and other special places. More Thursday options will be listed as the program is finalized. Check our class website.
JOIN REUNION REMOTELY
Register at no cost. Get access to live-streamed and recorded online programs.
Reunion is less than two months away! We hope to see you. On-campus or online, we’ll be together again.
Nancy Roth Remington
ARE YOU IN?
Join your ’72 classmates in leaving a legacy for the future generation. Whether you can give a little or a lot, you can be a part of The Class of 1972 Endowed Scholarship Fund. In 1988, three classmates established this scholarship fund. Last fall, in honor of our 50th Reunion, they graciously agreed to rename it The Class of 1972 Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Since then, over 128 of your classmates have contributed $759,609 toward the ’72 Scholarship. Our Class goal is to raise the total to $1.5 million, so that the investment income can support the average cost of a scholarship for one student every year in perpetuity. We are proud that Smith is one of only 20 colleges and universities that have taken the bold step to eliminate student loans.
Another Class goal is 72% participation. 44% of your classmates have made a gift to Smith this year, already exceeding last year’s total participation. We are grateful for the 220 of you who have already made gifts.
Can’t give now? Planned Giving is for you. Smith’s Planned Giving program has many options, and there’s lots of expertise available, so there’s bound to be a way to use your estate to make a gift to Smith, either now or at your death. Our third Planned Giving webinar is planned for March 22. Like the other two, it will be recorded and available from the Class website. And yes, your planned gift counts toward our 50th reunion gift.
So, are you in? Whether you choose to give to the ’72 Scholarship, the Smith Fund, or another fund at Smith; and whether you give now or set up a gift for later, YOU can make a difference with your gift, whether it is large or small. If you are already “in” we thank you and ask that you encourage your friends to join us. Together we can make it possible for exceptional students to have the extraordinary opportunity which we had – a Smith education.
Nancy Ammon Jianakoplos
Co-Fund Team Coordinator
Jackie Anthony Millan
Co-Fund Team Coordinator
Kate Mulhern Johnson
Planned Giving Chair