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Young Alumnae

 The Young Alumnae Giving program encompasses classes within the first ten 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.

Click here to see the current Honor Roll of Bell Tower Society Members for 2010 and 2011 as of December 31, 2010.

Young alumnae’s giving makes a difference and contributed $24,916 to the Annual Fund in 2009.  

New Young Alumnae Gift Recognition Societies

Bell Tower Society
Click here to see who is in the Bell Tower Society 

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


Pink Rose Society

  • Recognizes consistent giving of 10 or more years for alumnae 10 - 24 years post-graduation.


Highlights of Young Alumnae Giving program:

SBC’s Young Alumnae Giving Program . . .

  • Helps to maintain each class’s unique identity
  • Keeps class members connected to each other
  • Works to build a habit of giving to SBC every year
  • Encourages young alumnae to remain involved


For more information, or if you want to get involved,
contact Kristin Barnes ’08.

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Kathleen Wilson Wissel '06

Kathleen Wilson Wissel '06
Young Alumnae Giving Chair


“Sweet Briar College provided me with the skills to become the woman that I am today. The SBC Annual Fund is my way to inspire others through leadership, dedication, and generosity to develop the Sweet Briar legacy for future young women.”

Kathleen Wilson Wissel ’06


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