Alumnae: Founders Day

Spelman College Celebrates Founders Day 2015

Founders Day Convocation Viewing Party
at Spelman College

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Honorary Degree Recipient:  Janice E. Hale, Ph.D., C’70
Professor of Early Childhood Education and Founding Director for the Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISAAC), Wayne State University

Honorary Degree Recipient:  June Gary Hopps, Ph.D., C’60
Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work, University of Georgia and Past Chair of the Spelman College Board of Trustees

Founders Spirit Award:  Pearline Adamson Davis, C’58
Educator, Former Director of Alumnae Affairs, and Past President of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC)

True Blue Award:  Marsha Allen
Associate Director of Donor Relations, Institutional Advancement, Spelman College

The 1881 Challenge: Help fill the 1881 BLUE!

The Class of 2015 Celebrates the 134th Founders Day
at Spelman College Through Philanthropy

Visit to show your support for Spelman! #1881blue

The 1881 Challenge

Every alumna's gift represents a drop of blue paint on the 1881 canvas. As our alumnae participation rate increases to 50 percent, the blue line will rise until the 1881 is completely shaded blue.

This year, all gifts designated to the Annual Fund will support scholarships and help deserving students complete their education. Help us reach our goal by making a gift of $18.81, $188.10 or $1881 today.

Spread the word! Encourage your Spelman friends, classmates or colleagues to support the 1881 Challenge by Founders Day, April 11, 2015.  We CAN accomplish this goal, one alumna at a time. If you have already made your gift, we sincerely thank you!

Make Your Gift

NOTE: Enter '1881 Challenge' in the comments section

Celebrating 11 Days of 1881

During Celebrating 11 days of 1881, current scholarship recipients and student donors share their expressions of gratitude for alumnae and student support.

Click on student's name to view video.

Christine Slaughter, C'2015

You can also make your gift by calling the Office of Annual Giving at 866-512-1690.
To track our progress, visit Every Woman..Every Year

  • Legacy and Traditions

  • Joy Unspeakable

  • White Dress Tradition

  • Class Gatherings

  • Alumnae Breakfast