Giving: Annual Giving

Annual Giving

The 1881 Challenge: Lets 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: 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

The Results Are In!

During the fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014), 7,060 alumnae supported the College resulting in 41% alumnae participation.

On behalf of the entire Spelman community of faculty, staff and students thank you for your continued support!