3 Ways to Make a Difference at Simmons

March 27, 2017

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Alumnae/i support for Simmons takes many forms, but every contribution can affect big change. Liz Webster, Senior Director of Alumnae/i Engagement, shares ways that alumnae/i and friends of the College can easily make a difference here at Simmons.

Members of the Simmons community donate their time and expertise every day by hosting events across the country, visiting our classrooms to share their experiences, or mentoring our students.  There are so many ways that alumnae/i and friends can use their time and talent to make an impact on our community. Learn more about current volunteering opportunities on our website and fill out our interest form so we can find the right opportunity for you. 
Where you live, you can meet fellow alumnae/i and friends of Simmons through special events throughout the year. Of course, we love welcoming alumnae/i back to campus for lectures, dinners, networking events, and our annual Reunion.  However, many alumnae/i don’t realize that we host events across the country, as well as online events that allow you to connect from anywhere. Check to see if there is an active regional network in your area, or even start your own!  Keep up with the Alumnae/i and Friends calendar to see our upcoming events, and update your information to make sure you are notified of new events in your area.
Even if you can’t commit to volunteering or make the time to attend an event, you can support Simmons quickly and easily with a gift to The Simmons Fund.  Thousands of alumnae/i make gifts every year toward scholarships, research, and all of the other great programs and initiatives that make Simmons special. You can even choose a specific area that you want to support.  The Simmons Fund for Diversity and Inclusion creates programming and initiatives that promote and sustain an inclusive campus culture. The Friends for Simmons Athletics Fund helps our student-athletes maintain their performance both on the field and in the classroom. There are even funds for individual Simmons schools that further enhance our already extraordinary, nationally recognized graduate programs.

Every gift to The Simmons Fund is a powerful vote of confidence in our community, and if you make your gift by March 31, an anonymous donor will match your donation, effectively doubling your impact.

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