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Annual Giving


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Dear Young Alumnae,

It's officially fall at Sweet Briar!  The leaves are changing, and many new and exciting things are happening.  President Jones and his wife, Jan '69, and their Irish Setter, Colleen, are settled into Sweet Briar House, home sweet home.  And, of course, one of our favorite fall traditions - Founder's Day 2014 - just took place with the bagpiper leading students, faculty and staff to Monument Hill. It was a beautiful day and celebration of Sweet Briar, followed by the always fun Founder's Day Dance!

Perhaps the hottest spot on campus right now is the library and its breathtaking new spaces, what do you think!?


There's more....

The Class of 2015 kicked off their Senior Class Campaign with the Alumnae Association Board, just recently, and they are already halfway to their goal -- and ahead of Young Alumnae Giving in participation!

Currently, Young Alumnae Giving has reached $11,178 in gifts and pledges from 48 Young Alumnae representing 13% participation. Boost gifts and participation by making your gift today!  You make an enormous impact on the College with your annual gifts.

We need YOU and 246 young alumnae to go on record to achieve our goals of $30,000 from 294 young alumnae.  Join the Class of 2015, and fellow Young Alumnae, with your gift or pledge - TODAY!

Click or call to make a gift, pledge or set up an installment plan.  Remember matching gifts are possible through many employers - make sure to check with your HR office.   and participation support the students of today and the
Sweet Briar we know and love. If you have already made your gift or pledge -                                 


Keri Falk ’11 and Natalie Pye ’07
Young Alumnae Giving Co-Chairs


The Young Alumnae Giving program encompasses classes within the first 10 years of graduation (excluding Reunion classes) and calls on them to build on their connection to the College and one another by giving annually to the Sweet Briar Annual Fund.

It is a time-honored tradition. Recent graduates join the exclusive ranks of Sweet Briar Alumnae. They enjoy the benefits of membership to this vast network of those who have gone before them, and they are the connective bridge to future graduates. It is about class unity. It is about women supporting women through philanthropy and volunteering. It is about the Sweet Briar Promise from one alumna to another, to yet another.

Young Alumnae giving makes a difference, and last year they contributed $29,104 in annual gifts.

Young Alumnae Gift Recognition Societies

Bell Tower Society

Recognizes those in their first through 10th years post graduation for leadership giving to the Annual Fund
  • 1st-5th year with a gift of $250 to the Annual Fund
  • 6th-10th year with a gift of $500 to the Annual Fund

Click here to see who is in the Bell Tower Society for 2013-2014.


Pink Rose Society

Pink Rose Society Recognizes consistent giving of 10 or more years for alumnae 10-24 years post graduation

Click here to see who is in the Pink Rose Society for 2013-2014.


2013-2014 Donors

Thank you to all the Young Alumnae who have supported Sweet Briar College through the Annual Fund. Your participation every year makes an immediate impact.

Click here to see who among young alumnae was a donor in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.


For more information, or if you want to get involved, contact Katie Jo Hamre ’12 (1st-4th years post-graduation) or Stacey Kerr ’12 (6th-9th years post-graduation).

Keri Falk '11

Keri Falk ’11
2014-15 Young Alumnae Giving Co-Chair

Natalie Pye '07

Natalie Pye ’07
2014-15 Young Alumnae Giving Co-Chair 


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