Our alumnae exemplify the breadth and depth of Spelman’s impact beyond its campus, and we strive to strengthen the loop of dialogue and influence back to our students. Our alumnae share that vision, telling us they would like to be engaged by mentoring students. Beginning with a pilot group of Spelman alumnae attorneys, innovative programming will soon enhance our students’ connections with our graduates — a relationship we intend to take worldwide.
We anticipate that these initiatives will also reinforce a pervasive spirit of giving back. Our reunion classes have long set a high standard for supporting the College; more recently, a groundswell of generosity has established a new tradition, with 31 percent of our graduates contributing annually. Our goal is to raise the participation rate to 50 percent, a level achieved by just a handful of institutions nationwide. We invite our alumnae to get involved with our students and each other, and to take a leadership role in fulfilling Spelman’s mission. Our alumnae GOALS are:
Global engagement through innovative programming;
Ongoing support for Spelman;
Alumnae connections with students;
Leadership development and lifelong learning opportunities; and
Support of service and community engagement opportunities for alumnae.