The World Needs Mount Holyoke Women

Support for scholarship aid honors the College's long tradition of inviting students from all economic circumstances to join the Mount Holyoke community. Gifts to both the endowment and the Annual Fund advance this purpose.

Mary Ann Deignan '84
In the last few years Mary Ann Deignan ’84 decided she’d reached the point where she could offer more financial support to meaningful causes. As she thought about the areas where she wanted to give back, “Mount Holyoke rose to the top.” More

Wendy Suhm Kvalheim '77
After donating to the Annual Fund Scholars Program for years, Wendy Suhm Kvalheim ’77, along with her husband Grant, decided in 2010 to establish an endowed scholarship fund. Back in 1974, she had been the recipient of a scholarship that allowed her to enroll at Mount Holyoke as a sophomore. More

Sandra Klamkin Schocket '58
For years, Sandra Klamkin Schocket ’58 had considered endowing a scholarship. It generally was a vague plan, something to be initiated down the road. What turned someday into now was Lynn Pasquerella ’80, whose journey from a community college in Connecticut to the presidency of Mount Holyoke deeply inspired Schocket. More

Judy Friedman Daniels '59
When Judy Friedman Daniels ’59 endowed a scholarship at Deerfield Academy on the occasion of her husband’s seventieth birthday, she designed it to help middle-income students. Two years later, her husband, Aaron Daniels, surprised her... More

Karena Strella '90
Karena Strella '90 oversees the Global Life Sciences and Healthcare Services Group at Egon Zehnder, one of the world's leading executive search and appraisal firms. "What prepared me to lead at this level was my experience at MHC." More

Nancy Sun '80
When Nancy Lewin Sun ’80 arrived on campus as a first-year student, she brought with her an extraordinarily broad worldview. More

Mimi Hang '12
"I'm truly grateful from the bottom of my heart to the donors who are supporting the amazing education I am getting here." More

Abigail Chernick '11
Last summer, Abigail Chernick '11 spent two months in Geneva as an intern at UN Watch, the NGO that monitors the United Nations. Chernick, an international relations major, served as a reporter while the UN's Human Rights Council was in session. More