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 helping 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 2018

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

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

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

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

Catherine Carr '93 
Events/Planning Coordinator

Veronica Oberholzer '17 (vjoberholzer@gmail.com)
Communications Chair

Eleanore Colgan Powell '17 (eleanorepowell@gmail.com)
Young Alum Coordinator

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

Volunteers needed!
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. To volunteer to occupy a board position, email Jacquelyn.

Scholarship Support

The actual cost of educating each Smith student exceeds the comprehensive fee by more than 20 percent. Thanks to endowment earnings, philanthropic support and generous financial aid, the average price paid for a Smith education is less than 46 percent of its actual cost. 

Financial Aid to the Class of 2021:

Recipients of need-based gift aid from Smith: 55%
Smith grant range: $792–$66,704
Average need-based grant: $45,279
 
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 Gina Pellegrini '20 from Castro Valley. Gina is an engineering major and art minor who lives in Emerson House.

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: $71,120
Appreciation: $499,942
Market Value: $571,062

Estimated Income Credit for FY16-17: $30,459
 
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
2014-15 $1,000.00
2015-16 $1,500.00
2016-17 $1,500.00