Alumnae: Founders Day

Spelman College Celebrates Founders Day 2015


Founders Day Alumnae Viewing Party
at Spelman College

Thursday, April 9, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

June Gary Hopps Atrium

 Tradition dictates the mandatory attendance of our senior and first-year classes at this Convocation. Therefore, seating in Sisters Chapel will not be available. This program will also be streamed live from

The 1881 Challenge: Let's Paint the 1881 BLUE

The 1881 Challenge Founders Day connects the Spelman community together in thought and purpose and enables us to reflect upon the vision and tenacity of our founders, Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles. As a Spelman woman, you are the essence of a powerful legacy and Founders Day is your time to celebrate by giving thanks to those who have paved the way.

This Founders Day, we are honoring the 134th year of our legacy through the 1881 Challenge. Our goal is for every Spelman alumna to contribute a gift of $18.81 or more to Spelman by Founders Day, April 11.

Alumnae gifts support our academic initiatives and programs. It also impacts the lives of the 2,100 students who attend. Help us spread the word! Encourage your Spelman friends, classmates or colleagues to support the College this Founders Day. 

Make Your Gift


NOTE: When making your gift, please enter '1881 Challenge' in the comments section

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