Spring Message from President Helen G. Drinan '75LS, '78SM
(March 2013) -- In the coming months, Simmons is hosting a number of exciting events. In April, we will welcome alumnae/i back to campus for the Black Alumnae/i Symposium 2013. This special event is an opportunity for attendees to nurture and further relationships with each other and the College. Simmons Trustee Roslyn Watson '71 has issued a fundraising challenge in honor of the Symposium, matching all gifts made to the Black Alumnae/i Symposium Legacy Scholarship through the event, dollar for dollar, up to $150,000.
This spring, Simmons is organizing the 2013 Global Re-Entry and Leadership in Transition Seminar for Fulbright Women. In addition, on March 22, Gloria Steinem '73HD will return to campus to discuss feminism today. And of course, the Simmons Leadership Conference, which will focus on "women of influence," is being held April 2. Proceeds from the conference will support scholarships for students in Simmons graduate programs.
All Simmons students benefit from your support in a number of ways when you make a gift to The Simmons Fund. For example, with $25, we are able to buy LED-certified light bulbs that illuminate a classroom for up to five years, and $250 provides a student with textbooks for an advanced course. Your gift of $2,500 helps to fund a scholarship that can make the dream of a Simmons education a reality.
I invite you to participate in the Making Education Work Campaign today with a gift of any amount. Our students are counting on each one of us.
Helen G. Drinan '75LS, '78SM