4 Reasons Why Alumnae/i Participation Matters!

October 27, 2015

4 Reasons Why Alumnae/i Participation Matters!

Every gift to Simmons counts. Here's why:

Giving back to Simmons goes far beyond keeping the lights on. When you make a gift you’re making an investment that has long-term benefits. Your philanthropy supports our students who, like you, aspire to do great things in their lives and careers. Still not convinced? Here are a few of the many reasons why your contribution matters.

1. College Ranking – Did you know U.S. News and World Report considers alumnae participation when ranking colleges? The higher our ranking, the greater value of your degree! This means when you give not only are you helping current and future students, you’re also making Simmons shine a little brighter on your resume. You can’t lose!

2. Scholarships – Gifts to the College give current students the same great opportunities you were given. Scholarship programs like our Passionate Leaders program and our Daly Field initiative are our most effective tools for promoting access to a quality college experience. Nursing major Emma Ward ’17 says it perfectly: “Receiving a scholarship is like having a fairy godmother grant a wish that brings you one step closer to attaining your dreams.”

3. Alumnae/i Benefits – Donors who give regularly and at certain levels are rewarded with perks. Not only are gifts tax-deductible, a gift to Simmons can grant access to a variety of benefits including invitations to exclusive events. Traditions like our annual Commencement Recognition Ceremony and the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of leadership philanthropy at Simmons.

4. Making a Difference – A gift to Simmons grants you access to the greatest perk: helping to make a difference in the lives of those who aspire to do great things!  By making a gift you’re helping young people take one step closer to their dreams, and there is no greater reward than that.

Gifts small and large help unlock opportunities for our students; we thank you for supporting Simmons.