Overview of the Rebecca Samay Rosenthal '07 Memorial Special Collections Fund at Smith College

Help Create this Fellowship at Smith College

We need your help, and the help of those around you, to raise a minimum of $150,000 to fund this memorial fellowship. Smith College has just begun a campaign to raise $450,000,000. We are trying to raise just 1/30 of 1% (.033%) of that amount. If we could get 300 Smithies and friends of Becca to each contribute $500, or 600 Smithies and friends of Becca to each contribute $250, this memorial could be fully funded. With contributions from Smithies and friends of Becca, together with their partners, friends, family, and colleagues, I know we can exceed $150,000. 

Contributions to the fund by check or credit card or automatic deduction can be arranged as a one time gift or on an installment basis.  For complete giving instructions, click here

How to Give Overview:
  1. Via razoo (quick & simple, good for any amount)
  2. Directly to Smith (mostly intended for alumnae)
     - by phone (1.800.526.2023, option 5)
     - by check 
     - the Online Giving page, for step-by-step instructions, click here.
(If $150,000 (minimum for an endowed fund) in gifts is not received into this fund by June 30, 2016, the fund becomes fully expendable.)



Purpose:

To honor Becca’s memory, and to redirect extreme grief into something positive and productive, we are spearheading a Smith College memorial fund in Becca’s name. It is for the benefit of students working in the Archives or the Rare Book Room, where Becca spent so much of her time being the hipster librarian we all knew she would one day actually become (and get paid to do).

Recently, Smith College announced a concentration in Book Studies. This proposed fund, named the Rebecca Samay Rosenthal ’07 Memorial Fellowship Fund, enables Smithies interested in rare books, archives, and library science to travel to conferences and further their studies. Every recipient of the fellowship also receives a mixtape (CD), as Becca loved music and had a well-known music blog, The Beecharmer.


Details:

Name of Fund:
Rebecca Samay Rosenthal '07 Memorial Special Collections Fund

Purpose of the Fund:
This restricted endowed fund is established in memory of Rebecca Samay Rosenthal, class of 2007.

Annual income from this fund shall be used to provide internships for students enrolled in library special collections concentrations (including but not exclusive to the Archives and Book Studies concentrations) and/or to provide general internship and research funds for student work in special collections. 

If $150,000 (minimum for an endowed fund) in gifts has not been received into this fund by June 30, 2016, the fund will become fully expendable; gifts, market appreciation, and income to be used in the same manner as the income restriction noted above.