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Annual Giving


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Sweet Briar College is preparing for the year ahead. We are thrilled to welcome interim president Dr. James F. Jones Jr. and his wife, Joan “Jan” Sheets Jones, a member of the Sweet Briar Class of 1969, to campus and get to know them this year! They arrive with a bright new group of highly qualified first-year students who will make their mark on Sweet Briar and discover their own passions here!

As an engaged young alumna, you are an integral part of Sweet Briar College. We want to know: Where do your passions lie? Looking back on your college experience, what program, major or part of Sweet Briar made an impact on your life and is worth preserving for the future and supporting with your best gift? By making an annual gift, you can help ensure that the Sweet Briar you know and love will be here for many generations to come. 

You could be like Kim Shrader ’09, who uses an installment plan to support Sweet Briar’s greatest needs, or Alex St. Pierre ’12, who was a student athlete and now makes an annual gift to support athletics. Or maybe you want to support current students, like Heidi Trude ’07, by giving to Student Scholarships — there are endless possibilities to show Sweet Briar that you care and support its future!

Making an annual gift is easy — simply visit sbc.edu/gift or complete a pledge card. Pick one of the seven different ways to designate your gift, or be creative and write one in!

This year, it’s all about your passion for Sweet Briar College. Thank you for your support!

Holla, holla!

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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