July 2015, Smithie of the Month – Anne Standish

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Name: Anne Standish

Class Year: 1979

How long have you lived in Philadelphia?

I have lived in Philadelphia since 1989.

What’s your favorite restaurant in the city?

So many favorites! The Spring Mill Café in Conshohocken and in the city, The White Dog Café.

What are you up to now?

I live in Wyndmoor with my family and am the Director of Major Gifts at AIM Academy.

What house did you live in on campus and what was your favorite thing about it?

Chapin and its architecture, central location with views of the greenhouse and Paradise Pond as well as the Margaret Mitchell connection!

Why did you choose Smith?

Excellent academics, with a strong art history department; 5 College Consortium; the House system & the encouragement of the headmistress of my school, Eleanor Tucker ’34.

What is your favorite Smith tradition and why?

Friday afternoon tea- it was a wonderful way to connect with friends and unwind at the end of the week. I also love Mountain Day and happily watch for its announcement every year.

How did your Smith experience shape your life?

Smith was a wonderful academic and social experience for me. I am grateful for the outstanding faculty and great friendships with fascinating women and now the community of amazing alumnae.

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