A Message from Alumnae Board President,
Patti Webb '03
When I first accepted the position as President-Elect two years
ago, I was asked a very odd (to me) question. I received many congratulations, but what I didn’t expect was a why. “What’s in
it for you?”
While the question nearly offended me at the time, I now feel it
necessary to share with you, my SMS sisters, why I am excited
and feel very honored to serve as your Alumnae Council President.
1) I’ve gotten the chance to work with such enthusiastic and talented women. From law to health, entrepreneurship to education, St. Margaret’s alums have left their mark in so many professional fields. Together, we help create events and opportunities that bring people together.
2) St. Margaret’s will always be a learning atmosphere, well beyond our time as students. As a marketing professional, I enjoy using my work skills and ideas not only to help alums connect with SMS, but to assist in fundraising and recruiting. In addition, this position has helped me sharpen my leadership and networking skills. Even after graduating, SMS is still educating us for life.
3) And the biggest why? Because I wholeheartedly believe in this school. I believe in its mission to educate young women for life. I believe that St. Margaret's helps young women find and become the type of woman they want to be, and I am an example of this.
In the end, it's not about what's in it for me. It's about supporting the school that has supported me every step of my personal and professional journey.
I hope that you, too, understand the value of a St. Margaret’s education and the importance of giving back. I was able to benefit from my time at SMS because of the time and effort put forth by the alumnae before me. I believe I can do the same, by helping support future generations of girls discover and create their own journey.
With that in mind, the easiest thing you can do to help our school is to give. Show your commitment to the St. Margaret’s mission by giving today. Make a donation to the Annual Fund at www.sms.org/giving. Are you ALL IN?
~Patti Webb '03