September 2019

Please Join Us!

The 50th Reunion Team Needs You!

In May ‘72 could you imagine our 50th Reunion?! We couldn’t. Now May 2022 feels like it’s around the corner.

Our goal: to celebrate all of us with the largest ever Class of ‘72 “Reconnecting Reunion” 

What’s needed: your ideas, enthusiasm and help on everything from program to swag, our 50th Reunion Book, placards, food, accessibility, and remembering classmates who left us too soon

Interested, have questions, ideas, suggestions?

Please contact us – Reunion Co-Chairs: 

Nancy Roth Remington (Cambridge, MA)
Nancy.Remington@gmail.com
Cell: (404) 432-8402

Cathy Roberts (Nevada City, CA)
Crobe0850@aol.com
Cell: (801) 597-4263

Stay connected! We love hearing from you! Send information about what is happening in your life to our class secretary Stefanie Solnick Cargill at rhpt70@cox.net.  Do we have your current email address? If not, please send it to Stefanie. You will receive emails from us about reunion 2022.

We are happy to share some updates from the College:

Smith is coming to cities near many of us this year! Click here [hyperlink] to see the schedule and register for events. All are welcome!

There has been incredible progress in the Neilson Library renovation project. Check on the status by viewing the webcam. And if you think that’s amazing, check out these webcams from other areas around campus.

Did you know… Floyd Cheung has been appointed the college’s vice president for equity and inclusion? Cheung is a professor of English language and literature and of American studies at Smith. He also currently serves as director of the college’s Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning. A 20-year member of the Smith community, Cheung is beloved by current and former students. You can read more here. [include photo to right of text if possible]

Denise Wingate Materre ’74 has been named has been named the college’s vice president for alumnae relations? With more than 20 years of experience as a consultant to for-profit, nonprofit and educational organizations, Materre has a strong focus on developing women leaders, advancing diversity and inclusion, and helping to enhance and grow organizations. You can read more here. [include photo to right of text if possible]

A Message from our Class Fundraising Team

Thank you to all 237 of you who contributed to the Smith Fund in FY19.  We are so grateful for your support of Smith students and the College.  We are pleased to report that the percentage of participation from the Class of 1972 increased over the previous year, thanks to the great work of our team of volunteers.  

We aim to increase participation again in FY20.  So, if you made a gift last year, we hope you will do so again, and if you didn’t, please consider making one before June 30th, 2020.  Each gift, no matter how big or small, makes a difference.   

Once you make a gift, you will not receive any more solicitations for The Smith Fund this fiscal year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) – thus, saving time, money, and resources. 

Please join us and make a Smith Fund gift today via the College’s secure website.

Message from Planned Giving Chair

In addition to your gift to the Smith Fund, it’s never too early to decide how you want to include Smith in your estate plans. Can you make an outright bequest to Smith? Would you prefer to make a gift that provides income to you (or someone else) while also benefitting Smith? Do you have property you’d like to bequeath: real estate, appreciated securities, a valuable painting or antique? There are many, many ways to use the things we’ve accumulated over our lifetimes to help ensure the benefits of a Smith education for future generations.

Want more information?

—there’s lots available at https://smith.plannedgiving.org

—Smith’s terrific Planned Giving staff can be reached at gift_planning@smith.edu, at (800) 241-2056 (option 5), or at (413) 585-2051

—our class Planned Giving Chair, Kate Mulhern Johnson, is available at kate@j-web.org

Please consider joining the xx other members of our class who have included Smith in their estate plans and are members of the Grécourt Society in recognition of their generosity. We’d love to have you with us!

Here are a few more ways to stay connected:

Here are a few more ways to stay connected and have fun!