Celebrate the Season With Twelve Days of Giving
During the holiday season, current scholarship recipients and student donors share their expressions of gratitude for alumnae and student support.
On the first day of giving, scholarship recipient Paris Clark, C'2015
, a graduating senior psychology major from Chicago, Illinois, shares why she is grateful for her scholarship. She is a recipient of the Rosalind Gates Brewer, C'84, scholarship.
"Alumnae support is important to me because it has helped me continue my education at my dream school. Spelman is the stepping stone to my future success and through the scholarship support from alumnae, I will be able to receive my education and achieve greatness."
On the second day of giving, scholarship recipient and student donor Imani McClendon, C'2017
, a sophomore economics major from Union, New Jersey, shares her thoughts on how scholarship support has inspired her to become a student donor. She is a recipient of the Jonathan Smith Scholarship and also a Student Giving Program donor.
"I give to Spelman because women from Spelman gave to me before I entered the gates. Every alumna I've crossed paths with has positively impacted my life and reaffirmed that Spelman College is the school for me. With scholarship support from alumnae, I will be able to maintain my enrollment at Spelman and complete my degree."
On the third day of giving, scholarship recipient Imani Bey, C'2018
, a first-year international studies major from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, shares her thoughts on continuing the legacy of Spelman. She is a Friends of Spelman Scholarship recipient.
"I want to give back a fraction of what Spelman is giving me. Since all my current Spelman sisters and I are the living legacy of our institution, I plan to give to Spelman through upholding the legacies, traditions and spirit of our beloved school."
On the fourth day of giving, scholarship recipient and student donor Khadija Jahfiya, C'2015
, a graduating senior and economics major from Birmingham, Alabama., shares her thoughts on the importance of giving to Spelman as a student. She is a recipient of the Goizueta Foundation Endowed Scholarship and also a Senior Legacy Campaign donor.
"I believe in giving back! Not only out of gratitude for the amazing experience I've had at Spelman, but to make sure I contribute to the efforts done to maintain the excellence upheld here."
On the fifth day of giving, scholarship recipient and student donor Evrin Peavy, C'2015
, a graduating senior, psychology major from San Diego, California, shares her thoughts on the importance of giving to the College. She is a recipient of the John Harland Scholarship and a Senior Legacy Campaign donor.
"I give to Spelman because I appreciate everything that Spelman does for me. I appreciate the opportunities that are available for me. Being a part of the Spelman sisterhood has helped to mold me into a strong Black woman."
On the sixth day of giving, scholarship recipient and student donor Leah Williams, C'2017, a sophomore, economics major from St. Petersburg, Florida, shares her thoughts on the importance of giving to the College as a student. She is a recipient of both the JP Morgan Chase Endowed Scholarship and Procter & Gamble Scholarshi. She also recently made a contribution to the Student Giving program.
"I give to Spelman because Spelman gives so much to me. Giving is my way to show my appreciation for the opportunities and experiences I have at Spelman."
On the seventh day of giving, scholarship recipient Felicia Wharton, C'2015, a graduating senior, political science major from Charlotte, North Carolina, shares why she is grateful for her scholarship. She is a recipient of the Rosalind Gates Brewer, C'84, Scholarship.
"As a senior, I feel responsible for helping my younger sisters complete their degree at Spelman. I will give to Spelman because I'm aware that many of my sisters are and will be in the same financial predicament that I was. If I had not received scholarship assistance from alumnae, I would not be able to graduate."
On the eighth day of giving, scholarship recipient Tyra Seals, C'2018, a first-year,art history major from Lawrenceville, Georgia, shares why scholarship support has assisted her financially as a student. She is a recipient of the Harold Hirsch Scholarship.
"My family knew that they would not be able to financially support my Spelman education. Determined to go for the gold regardless of financial hardship, I have been awarded the Harold Hirsch Scholarship to cover my remaining balance for the fall semester and I couldn't be more grateful. This alone is my confirmation that I am meant to be at Spelman! Financial gifts often go to blessed, hard-working students in tough situations like myself."
On the ninth day of giving, scholarship recipient Kennysha Adger, C'2015
, a graduating senior, biology major from Greensboro, North Carolina, shares her thoughts on giving to the College. She is a recipient of the Amy Chadwick Scholarship and Ora Sterling-King Scholarship.
"I want to be able to support someone who's disadvantaged and lacking the funds to attend Spelman. I've witnessed being a victim of financial hardships throughout my collegiate journey and giving will help me leave a legacy that perpetuates my purpose and future."
MAKE YOUR GIFT TO SPELMAN THIS YEAR!
This holiday season, consider making your 2014 year-end charitable gift in support of Spelman College. This year, all gifts designated to the Annual Fund will support scholarships to help students in need.
You may make a gift online HERE
If you prefer to mail your gift, please send it to the following address: Spelman College, 350 Spelman Lane, SW Box 1303, Atlanta, GA 30314-4399. Gifts sent through the mail must be postmarked by Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, or submitted online by Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. to count for the 2014 tax year.
For more information, please visit www.everywomaneveryyear.org.
Spelman College will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. If you are interested in making a year-end contribution to Spelman College, you may do so HERE
. Online Gifts must be completed by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on December 31, 2014 in order to count for the 2014 tax year. Gifts through the mail must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2014.
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!