President

Dear Alumnae/i and Friends,

Today, Simmons has the distinction of being the only women's college in Boston, one that also functions as a small university with highly respected graduate programs open to women and men. Building on more than a century of innovation and success, Simmons aspires to be a beacon of leadership in the world of higher education; a resource to our nation and world; known for our expertise in fields which improve the human condition; sought out for the findings of our highly reputable research, and seen as the global expert in educating women for their own empowerment and for leadership.

It is in support of these aspirations that our fundraising effort is devoted. Specific areas of focus include:

  • Our leading role in the innovative public/private partnership that is transforming Daly Field from a long-neglected parcel of public land into a state-of-the-art sports facility for our student athlete;
  • The revitalization of our curriculum to include guaranteed internships and the use of Boston, the medical capitol of the world, as a laboratory within the course of study at Simmons
  • Undergraduate and graduate scholarships and fellowships

The latter is a concrete expression of our commitment to girls' and women's development and leadership, which is supported by our mission and core values.

Thank you for your partnership in these endeavors.

Sincerely,

Helen G. Drinan ’75LS, ’78SM
President