The Smith College Club of the East Bay aims to raise awareness of Smith College and connect alumnae based in the greater East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have an active alumnae admissions team to help recruit students for Smith, and the club hosts periodic social, volunteer and cultural events to appeal to various members of the alumnae community.
Jacquelyn Woodworth '92 (email@example.com)
Sherrill Lavagnino '84 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mary Stapleton '79 (email@example.com)
Lynda Grayman ‘68 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alumnae Admissions Coordinator (AAC)
Catherine Carr '93
Heather Gallagher '06 (email@example.com)
Gayelan Tietje-Ulrich '13 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Young Alumnae Coordinator
Kay Shen '79 MA (DrBriteBite@Yahoo.com)
Ivy Alliance Liaison
Missy Longshore '99 (email@example.com)
To contact other members of the board, email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or look up individuals in the Smith Alumnae directory.
Tuition and fees cover only 73 percent of the actual cost of a Smith education. The difference, a subsidy of more than $17,000 per student, comes from the college's endowment and annual gifts.
Recipients of need-based gift aid from Smith: 53%
Smith grant range: $708–$45,796
Average need-based grant: $27,114.
Students are truly grateful for the scholarship aid that comes to them through the generosity of members of the Smith College community. Support for students from our region is strengthened by our club's scholarship fund.
Our club's scholarship recipient this year is Selamawit Gebregziabher '14 from Hayward.
The Mary E. Wilson scholarship fund is an endowed fund managed by the College and supported by the club. One or more students from the East Bay receive financial support through the fund each year.
The fund was established in 1949 and is named for Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Class of 1892 (ML 1896, University of California). In recognition of her work in girls' education, she was granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Smith in 1931.
Mary Wilson was for many years the owner and principal of the Anna Head School for Girls in Berkeley, which eventually merged with the Josiah Royce school to become the Head-Royce School of today. While at Smith she was the president of the Senior Class, and lived in Hatfield house.
All dues received by the club in excess of expenses are added to the fund. The club also sponsors fund-raising programs to generate additional revenue for the fund. Direct donations (tax deductible), are also welcome.
Date established: 11/5/1949
Book Value: $63,459
Market Value: $418,917
Estimated Income Credit for FY0910: $23,550.
Annual club contributions to the scholarship fund: