Why I Give

Elizabeth Spong 83

"Mount Holyoke taught me so much about myself and my capacity to achieve. I had amazing professors who believed in me, my intellect and ability. Every young woman deserves that experience. Giving to MHC is my way of helping to ensure that gift is available to others!" —Elizabeth Spong '83

Amani Talwar 14

“I graduated in May a few months ago. Mount Holyoke introduced me to research and gave me the training and experiences to get to graduate school. I am now on my way to become a researcher in my own right, and it could not have happened without my mentors at Mount Holyoke.” —Amani Talwar ’14

Gail Hunt Reeke 64

"The importance of educating women and of Mount Holyoke's stated mission—plus the concerted efforts of certain groups around the world to prevent the education of women—make it imperative that alumnae support the College to the greatest extent possible." —Gail Hunt Reeke '64

Rebecca Engell 11

"I can feel the difference Mount Holyoke made in my life each and every day. I want other women to have the opportunity to learn about and live empowered lives and take control of their choices."—Rebecca Engell '11

Barbara Rosen 64

"I support Mount Holyoke both for the wonderful education, support and validation it gave me, and for its continued support of, and belief in, all women." —Barbara Rosen '64

Anne Marie McGonnigal 85

"Mount Holyoke shaped me, supported me and gave me opportunities when the world kept telling me to shrink my ambitions and accept a small life. Today, 30 years later, when I feel challenged, I continue to put on my imaginary 'Mount Holyoke hat' and tackle what is in front of me." —Anne Marie McGonnigal '85

Ellen Goodman 64

"I graduated from MHC in three years, but those three years still inspire my life every day 50 years later. The magnificent campus, the inspiring teachers, the students, the ideals and ideas provided the foundation for my professional life and helped me chart the course of my private life." —Ellen Goodman '64

KC Maurer 84

"Because I had a terrific experience and want this generation of students to have that same fantastic experience. Mount Holyoke gave me an unparalleled education, leadership skills, marvelous friends, a place that still feels like home whenever I am lucky enough to be there, and a sense that I can do anything that I put my mind to." KC Maurer '84

Divita Mehta 04

"I came into my own there and gained confidence. I am indebted to MHC." Divita Mehta '04