Giving: Annual Giving

Founders Day 2017

Annual Giving

Founders Day 2017 | 136 Years: Empowering Leaders Since 1881

Since 1881, Spelman alumnae have defined excellence in leadership – in their professions, communities and homes. The next generation of leaders will benefit greatly from your investment in their dreams and talents.

As you reflect on Spelman’s 136-year-old legacy of excellence, join the growing list of alumnae who lead through giving. From now until April 11, 2017, we invite you to R.A.L.L.Y. for Spelman Leaders and celebrate 10 Years of Every Woman…Every Year!

Help us reach 1,881 donors by Founders Day, Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

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See a full list of donors who lead through giving.

Greetings Spelman Sisters,

Founders Day is a time to express our gratitude for the legacy of leadership started by our founders Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles more than 136 years ago. Consider what makes Founders Day special for you- whether it is donning the white dress tradition or convocation speakers who challenged you to reflect, engage and lead.

This Founders Day, R.A.L.L.Y. embodies all that makes Spelman women uniquely positioned for leadership:  

Resilient ~ Spelman leaders embody resilience through their determination to succeed against all odds.

Accountable ~ Spelman leaders are women of integrity, holding themselves and others accountable.

Loyal ~ Spelman leaders are loyal to uplifting the brand and visibility of the College locally and abroad.

Learners ~Spelman leaders are ever-learners, always striving to gain knowledge to make a difference in their communities.

Yes! ~Spelman leaders say ‘Yes’ to serving others and making A Choice to Change the World.

Are you one of the 1,881 who will R.A.L.L.Y. for future Spelman leaders this Founders Day? 


Already made your annual gift to Spelman? Share your leader status on Social Media using #SpelmanFoundersDay and encourage a sister or classmate to add their name to our list before April 11, 2017.


Get Social: #SpelmanFoundersDay

Did you already make your annual gift to Spelman? Share your leader status on social media using #SpelmanFoundersDay and encourage a sister or classmate to add her name to our list before April 11, 2017.

Honor Roll of Donors

As part of ongoing efforts to steward the College's financial resources effectively, the print version of the FY16 Honor Roll of Donors will be abridged to include cumulative gifts of $100 and above received by June 30, 2016. A comprehensive listing will be available online.

Thank You for Your Support of Spelman College

The generosity of our donors helps the College to continue to fulfill its mission and prepare women for their futures through leadership and service.

No matter how large or small, every gift makes an impact! Gifts are used to sustain the excellence of the Spelman educational experience, fund the College’s priorities, and ensure that we attract and educate leaders who will have a positive impact on society.

Your annual support to the College will enable us to continue to create opportunities for current and future students.

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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.