Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship

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Join the Class of 1967 in establishing an endowed scholarship in honor of our 55th Reunion!

Make your gift today to support a first-generation undergraduate student at Simmons University. We have set a $100,000 goal which is needed to establish this fund. This allows Simmons to award our named scholarship annually in perpetuity

Thank you for being part of our class effort!



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Your gift matched!

We have exciting news to share: an anonymous donor has issued a challenge! She will match all gifts to our Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship up to $40,000!! This can help us reach our goal of $100,000 to establish this fund, but first, we need your help. Will you support this scholarship, and get your gift matched, as part of your end-of-year giving plan? All donations made by classmates before June 30, 2022 will be counted toward our 55th Reunion gift.

So far we've raised over $53,000 — thank you to all classmates who have generously contributed so far! This goal can include multi-year pledges for those thinking long-term, and will continue to grow as we give beyond our Reunion. Once we endow this fund, it will provide scholarships in perpetuity to first generation students for their four years at Simmons, as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Our classmate and Co-President of the Alumnae Association, Lynne Devnew, has offered her story to highlight the value and importance of a Simmons scholarship:

Before my high school guidance counselor encouraged me to dream bigger, I'd anticipated living at home, working part-time, and commuting to the local teachers college. She suggested I apply to women's colleges as, in 1962, they were the most likely to award scholarships to women. I applied to only two — applications cost $25. Fortunately, Simmons offered me a scholarship covering my room and board. My world was changed forever. I am excited to focus my current giving and my legacy gift on the Class of '67 Scholarship Fund with its potential to change the lives of future young women.

If you have questions about giving through your IRA, other retirement funds, with stock or property, please contact our Simmons Advancement liaison, Shawn Goodspeed at shawn.goodspeed@simmons.edu or (617) 521-2828.

Let’s celebrate our Reunion, help Simmons students, and leave a lasting legacy for our class!

Thank you for your consideration,

—Judy (Chused) Siegel, Class President (jcsiegel@gmail.com) —Sandra (Lief) Garrett, Class Vice President (sandragarrett@earthlink.net) —Janet (Trafton) Tobin, HT and Class Treasurer (janet.tobin45@gmail.com) —Frankie (Liebermann) Busch, Class Communications Liaison (frankiebusch@mac.com) —Lynne Devnew, Co-President Alumnae Association (lynne.devnew@gmail.com)


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