Photo collage of reunion classes 1945-2018, primarily from their Laurel Parades.

Reunion 2020: still so much to celebrate

The past few weeks have felt very different in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are not able to connect on the beautiful grounds of our alma mater this year, we have been heartened to see the indelible Mount Holyoke spirit continue to strengthen our community. Over these past few weeks we have seen alumnae support one another virtually from around the globe, classes continue to plan ways to connect and reminisce, and thousands of alumnae stepping up to ensure the well being of our students and the financial health of the College. In these trying times, when so much is unknown, what remains certain is Mount Holyoke.

Though we cannot currently come together on campus, we want to celebrate the tremendous outpouring of support for the College, particularly from our intrepid reunion classes — classes ending in 0s and 5s, as well as the class of 2018. As of May 17, 2020, reunion classes raised an incredible $2.3 million for the College, including $1.9 million for The Mount Holyoke Fund to date this fiscal year, with many classes surpassing their goals and rising to meet (and exceed!) challenges.

Just as Mount Holyoke will always be a part of us, you are a part of Mount Holyoke. Your stories, experiences, and contributions have shaped Mount Holyoke, and paved the way for future students to accomplish great things in the face of adversity.

Because of your support, Mount Holyoke forever shall be. Thank you!


Red PegasusCelebrating the Class of 1970’s 50th Reunion Gift

Congratulations to the class of 1970 on a tremendous fundraising effort in honor of your 50th reunion. During the past five years, the class of 1970 has raised $5.5 million for all purposes at Mount Holyoke. Of that, $1.9 million was raised specifically in support of The Mount Holyoke Fund. Furthermore, the class of 1970 can boast a five-year participation rate of 75%.

We wish to express deep appreciation for the great Class of 1970 50th Reunion Gift Team, with special recognition for the three co-chairs, Susan E. Ellis, Jean L. Olson and Martha Doolittle McIver. Your inspirational leadership has guided your class — and the College — to great success. Thank you again to the class of 1970 for your generous and loyal support of the College!


Susan E. Ellis
Martha Doolittle McIver
Jean L. Olson



Betty Jean Aldrich
Barbara A. Kwetz Allan
Karen M. Bigwood
Judith L. Case
Charlotte N. Church
Judith Knapp Crocker
Betsy Newell Decyk
Helen E. Disenhaus
Joele Frank
Patricia Frank
Elizabeth T. Gould
Linda Graves
Katherine Moore Hart
Arleen McGrath Heiss
Katherine H. Kendall
Nancy A. McKenzie
Lorrie L. Millman
Barbara Cooke Monks
Janet Fitch Parker
Twila L. Perry
Jamie W. Schwarzfeld
Mary E Stanley



Reunion 2020 notable philanthropic achievements and award winners1_REV
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