Smith Day

MIA donates Four VIP tickets to Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation

Minneapolis Institute of Art

MIA has donated Four VIP tickets to Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation to our Smith Day Silent Auction. The exhibit shows Oct 30, 2016 to Jan 15, 2017. Thank you, MIA!

Come out for Smith Day on Sep 10, 2016 at Hopkins Center of the Arts to bid on this wonderful silent auction item.


The Hennepin Theatre Trust has donated Two tickets to Cabaret

Hennepin Theatre Trust

The Hennepin Theatre Trust has donated two tickets to Cabaret. The performance will be held Oct 18, 2016 at 7:30pm at Orpheum Theatre. These tickets are valued at $240. Thank you, Hennepin Theatre Trust!

Don't miss your chance to bid on these tickets to an award-winning musical in a gorgeous theatre. Visit Smith Day on Sat, Sep 10, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Melanie Kiihn '93 donates a 4-hour Architecture Consultation

Have you thought about remodeling a room in your house, tearing out a 3-season porch, or adding a room? Minnesota Smith alumna Melanie Kiihn '93 will consult with you about your hopes, plans and wild ideas and help you formulate next steps. It will start with a 1-2 hour review of the project. Smaller projects are recommended (remodel a kitchen or bath), but are not required.

Following the consultation, Melanie will provide a written list of suggestions with sketches to help get you started. Whether it’s a DIY project or you’ll be working with contractors, you’ll start the project more focused. Melanie has an MA from Yale, is a registered architect with 10 years of experience and specializes in the following:

  • Residential Homes and Additions
  • Sustainable building
  • Design for historic homes

Thank you, Melanie!

If you need help with your remodeling project, come to Smith Day on Sep 10, 2016 at Hopkins Center for the Arts and bid on this amazing item!

Smith alum donates one week of your choice at Grand Mayan Resort in Mexico

A Smith alum has donated one week of your choice at Grand Mayan Resort in Mexico. The two-bedroom suite with kitchen plus one-bedroom suite with kitchen will accommodate a total of six (6) adults and four (4) children under 12. This donation is valued at $7,000.

Thank you! Visit us on Smith Day on Sat, Sep 10, at Hopkins Center for the Arts to bid on this fabulous vacation week!

Song of Hiawatha Music Studio donates Two Months of 30min piano or voice lessons!

Song of Hiawatha Music Studio

The Song of Hiawatha Music Studio has donated Two Months of 30-minute private piano or voice lessons. This donation is valued at $280. Thank you, Song of Hiawatha Music Studio!

Bid on this item at our Smith Day silent auction on Sep 10, 2016 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.


Donation from the Ordway

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has donated Two Complimentary Tickets to Step Afrika! for our silent auction. The performance is scheduled for Oct 29, 2016 at 7:30pm and the donation is valued at $64. Thank you, Ordway!

You may bid on these tickets at Smith Day on Sep 10, 2016 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

A Thank-You from Madison White '16

Thank-You from Madison White '16

Dear Minnesota Alums,

This is just a brief note to thank you all for everything that you did to help me toward graduation in the last 4 years. From the time when I was a prospie going to teas and having my interview, your Club was incredibly welcoming + warm. Getting my rose when I was admitted was such a special moment and your care packages during finals time completely brightened my day. I've loved meeting you and getting to know the world beyond Smith through you all.

More than all those things, though, I wanted to thank you for all the money you fundraise for the scholarship that allowed me to attend Smith. I don't think I could have even considered applying to Smith without scholarships available. I met so many amazing people, I did a semester abroad, I wrote a senior thesis with original research, + I learned so much thanks to your contributions.

I'm so honored to have joined such an incredible group of alums.

Madison White

Madison, we're so happy for you!

Smith Day Call for Silent Auction Donations

The Silent Auction team is asking for donations for Smith Day. If you or someone you know has something to donate, either complete this form or contact anyone on the Silent Auction team below.

Club members who answered last year's survey said they were more interested in buying experiences. Experiences may include such donations as resort or hotel stays, dance or yoga classes, performing arts or sports event tickets, and restaurant gift certificates.

With experiences in mind, we have our first two fabulous donations.

Julia Child Dinner for 4
A home-cooked meal and night of fun dedicated to Julia Child '34 in the home of Anna Campbell '02 in South Minneapolis - all recipes will be made from her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Warning, everything has lots of butter!

Estimated Value: $200

Spring Woodland Wildflower Class & Hike
Learn to recognize and identify spring woodland wildflowers. Join Shirley Mah Kooyman '73, botanist with a specialty in plant taxonomy (nomenclature & ID), for a special identification class and hike through Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis next year on Sunday, April 30 from 10am – 12 noon. Shirley was the Adult Education Manager at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for many years. She currently works for a native plants restoration company in Independence, MN.

A reminder will be sent a few weeks before the field trip in 2017 with instructions on where to meet.

Cost is $25 per person (Note: You'd normally pay more for a class like this and Shirley received rave reviews for her Annual-Meeting-saving tour a couple of weeks ago). Limited to 15 people.

Thank you, Anna and Shirley! Remember, mark your calendars for Smith Day on Sep 10.

We're looking forward to hearing from everyone,

The Smith Day Silent Auction Team
Mariquita Anderson '86
Lara de Villavicencio '03
Chrlstl Larson '86
Elissa Mautner '77
Maggie Vecchio-Smith '99


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