With the support of generous donations to the SMC Associates fund, the SMC Associates are able to open the doors of learning to the Santa Monica community. In bringing amazing, high-profile public figures to the college free of charge and open to everyone, the SMC Associates have been able to share with local residents and businesses the intellectual and cultural wealth of Santa Monica College:
a valuable and exciting community resource in which all may participate.
The SMC Associates have invited luminaries such as:
- Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking
- Chimpanzee Behavioral Researcher Jane Goodall
- USA Astronaut Colonel Randy Bresnik
- Author Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs and Steel and several more widely popular books)
- Actors from the London Stage– in multiple years – a classically trained troupe of British Shakespearean stage actors. They were hosted for a full week on campus while speaking to classes, leading discussions, interacting with students, and performing several full-length performances of plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the five actors playing all the roles.
The intellectual and cultural vistas of Santa Monica College and the community are limitless when working together: working with the SMC Associates.
Associates Membership is available for SMC faculty and staff through payroll deduction. To sign up for payroll deduction to donate on a monthly basis (Sept - Jun) download the fillable form below:
To donate online, click the button below.
Thank you for your contribution!