The Williston Library, one of the most stunning college libraries in the country, is home not only to thousands of books, journals and online resources, but also to myriad places for students to research, try new things and build on their skills. From reading rooms to a computer diagnostic center, these diverse and unique spaces offer a haven for students to work, discover and reflect.
Every aspect of Williston Library — one of the most beautiful campus libraries in the country — is central to a student’s Mount Holyoke education. In addition to housing extensive print collections in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, the library provides access to digital resources from anywhere on campus or around the world.
After busy Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays, #GivingTuesday has become an international movement, responding to consumerism with a focus on philanthropy. For this occasion, we spoke with Mount Holyoke’s very own Asha Curran ’95, Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, who led the team that launched #GivingTuesday back in 2012.
Are you interested in supporting Mount Holyoke’s world-class faculty? Or are you passionate about creating an exceptional intellectual environment? By choosing a destination — such as Faculty or Technology and Teaching Tools — for your gift through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you help support Mount Holyoke’s incredible learning experience.
It’s National Philanthropy Day — a day when we celebrate the selfless contributions of service and resources that better the world around us. Philanthropy takes many forms, whether it is financial support of causes that are close to your heart or volunteer service to an organization whose beliefs align with your own. No matter the form, philanthropy helps make a positive impact on our society. Today, we shine a spotlight on the culture of philanthropy at Mount Holyoke through the lens of our campus organizations. From educating their peers to performing benefit concerts, these groups embody the tenets of philanthropy in their dedication to the enrichment of their communities — on a local, regional and global scale.
Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you interested in supporting Mount Holyoke’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2037? By choosing a destination — such as Sustainability Initiatives — through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you support energy efficiency and conservation efforts on campus, prepare students to tackle issues as environmental leaders and help Mount Holyoke shape a legacy of sustainability for future generations. You support incredible students like Jahiya Clark ’20.
This Founder’s Day, we celebrate Mary Lyon, a pioneer in women’s education. Her vision and conviction inspired the founding of Mount Holyoke College, the first institution of higher education for women. Today we commemorate Mary and her tireless work to open Mount Holyoke’s doors. Her fierce fundraising efforts were driven by her passionate conviction that women deserved access to higher education. That legacy is now carried on through the students that step on to this campus and pass through the gates into the world ready to lead. It also endures through continued philanthropic support from the community of alumnae, parents and friends who share Mary’s belief that an investment in women’s education is a powerful tool to empower future leaders and innovators.
Do you believe in supporting the vibrant spaces and resources housed within one of the most beautiful campus libraries in the country? Are you interested in helping preserve Mount Holyoke’s history? By choosing a destination — such as the Library and Archives — for your gift through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you enrich Mount Holyoke’s academic experience, support the pursuit of knowledge and empower incredible students like Emily Isakson ’19.
Do you love nature? Are you interested in helping maintain Mount Holyoke’s stunning campus? Or are you passionate about supporting the academic growth of students? By choosing a destination — such as Academic Enrichment or Campus Preservation — for your gift through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you empower students, open doors and help Mount Holyoke continue its legacy of delivering a cutting-edge education on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. You support incredible students like Lynn Shen ’19.
The month of November is known for many things — the opportunity to gather with friends and family, a chance to express gratitude for life’s blessings, a time for pumpkin pie and stuffing. This month is also the perfect time to reflect on the many ways that the generosity of others impacts our lives. There are a number of events throughout the month — at Mount Holyoke and around the world — that help us to celebrate: