The Cornerstone Program recognizes alumnae, parents, and friends who make leadership gifts of $1,837 or more annually to The Mount Holyoke Fund (15th reunion or higher). For younger alumnae, options begin at $100.
The College counts on gifts to The Mount Holyoke Fund to cover approximately 10 percent of the College's annual operating budget, a standard percentage among our peers. Gifts provide critical funds for student financial aid, as well as support for faculty salaries, teaching and tech tools, and campus upkeep.
15th reunion and higher
Mount Holyoke's founding year
|Hortense Parker Society
First known African American graduate, class of 1883
|Emily Dickinson Society
Poet and MHC student
|Frances Perkins Society
First woman cabinet member, class of 1902
|Virginia Apgar Society
Developed Apgar Score for infants, class of 1929
|Mary Woolley Society
MHC President, 1901-1937
Young Alumnae Leadership
Levels begin at $100 for first-year graduates and increase by $100 per year until the 15th reunion year.
Years 1-14: Beginning at $100 and increasing each year to $1400
Year 15: $1,837
If you are considering an increase in your gift or will be a Cornerstone donor for the first time, please know how important your support is to the College. Historically, leadership donors account for 15 percent of all donors, contributing 75 percent of the Mount Holyoke Fund total, overall. Thank you for your consideration.