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Giving: Annual Giving

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Annual Giving

This Founders Day, we travel back in time across the years since Spelman began in 1881. Archived images of celebrated moments throughout Spelman’s 137-year history, such as the white attire tradition and commencement, take us on a reminiscent journey and connect us to those who came before.

Though times have changed, history has been made, and culture has evolved, our traditions remain alive inside our gates, and the hearts of our students and alumnae around the world are forever bound to Spelman.

Your support ensures that Spelman College will continue its legacy of offering young women their Choice to Change the World.

Help us reach 1,881 donors by Founders Day, Wednesday April 11, 2018!
Make A Gift Online or call 404-270-6410 to make your gift today.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Office of Annual Giving at Spelman College is to effectively raise funds from all constituency groups, encouraging annual contributions that support and advance the mission of Spelman College. Gifts to the Annual Fund (Unrestricted Fund), support the College’s strong legacy and is the foundation for transformative change.

Alumnae Fundraising Results 2016-2017

Spelman alumnae contributed more than $2 million to the College during fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017), the Division of Institutional Advancement announced. Over the year, 6,060 alumnae made gifts to their alma mater, resulting in 32.2 percent participation.

Alumnae support builds the foundation on which students can continue the Spelman legacy and allows the College to fund the priorities and initiatives that enhance that legacy.

“It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Spelman community,” said Jessie Brooks, vice president of Institutional Advancement. “Thank you to our alumnae, faculty and staff, students and friends who supported Spelman in fiscal year 2017.”

Every Woman...Every Year History

In 2006, Spelman College launched the Every Woman… Every Year! campaign to increase Alumnae participation and the support of EVERY alumna EVERY year. Over the last 10 years, our alumnae participation rate has doubled, helping Spelman remain the No. 1 HBCU since the campaign launch. This year our goal is 35% alumnae participation and we cannot reach this goal without YOU.