Cornerstone Program

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

1837 Society
Mount Holyoke's founding year
$1,837
Hortense Parker Society
First known African American graduate, class of 1883
$5,000
Emily Dickinson Society
Poet and MHC student
$10,000
Frances Perkins Society
First woman cabinet member, class of 1902
$25,000
Virginia Apgar Society
Developed Apgar Score for infants, class of 1929
$50,000
Mary Woolley Society
MHC President, 1901-1937
$100,000

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.