About

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.

SCCEB Executive Board 2013-15

Jacquelyn Woodworth '92 (jacquelynwoodworth@gmail.com)
President

Sherrill Lavagnino '84 (sherrill@alumnae.smith.edu)
Membership Chair

Mary Stapleton '79 (speedskater99@comcast.net)
Secretary/Treasurer

Lynda Grayman ‘68 (llgrayman@gmail.com)
Alumnae Admissions Coordinator (AAC)

Catherine Carr '93 
Events/Planning Coordinator

Heather Gallagher '06 (helsha@hotmail.com)
Communications Chair

Gayelan Tietje-Ulrich '13 (gtietjeu@gmail.com)
Young Alumnae Coordinator

Kay Shen '79 MA (DrBriteBite@Yahoo.com)
Ivy Alliance Liaison

Missy Longshore '99 (mflongshore@yahoo.com)
Volunteer Coordinator

To contact other members of the board, email the club at ebsmithclub@yahoo.com or look up individuals in the Smith Alumnae directory.

Scholarship Support

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. 

Financial Aid to the Class of 2012:

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

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
Appreciation: $355,458
Market Value: $418,917

Estimated Income Credit for FY0910: $23,550.
 
Annual club contributions to the scholarship fund:
 
Year
Contribution
1994-95
1,842.50
1994-95
$529.50
1996-97
$495.00
1997-98
$600.00
1998-99
$850.00
1999-2000
$1,000.00
2000-01
$1,000.00
2001-02
$1,200.00
2002-03
$1,200.00
2003-04
$1,400.00
2004-05
$500.00
2005-06
$600.00
2006-07
$600.00
2007-08
$500.00
2008-09
$500.00
2009-10
$485.00
2010-11  $1,515.00
2011-12  $1,000.00
2012-13   $1,000.00
2013-14   $1,000.00