Special Giving Initiatives
Special Giving Initiatives make a large and long-term impact. For those donors looking for an opportunity to make a transformational gift, we have highlighted several investment opportunities with contributions beginning at the $10,000 level:
Spelman College’s remarkable and dedicated faculty is the College’s greatest asset and the students’ greatest resource. To recruit and retain top senior faculty members, we must increase the number of our endowed professorships. A named endowed professorship gives greater flexibility to existing funds for faculty positions and provides vital academic support for the professor’s research. An Endowed Professorship ($1.5 million) offers the same opportunities for exceptional junior faculty members.
Creating a named endowed scholarship will always provide Spelman students with financial support. These important scholarships both set an example for future Spelman women to follow and ensure that they appreciate the legacy that you will create (Named Annual Scholarships ($15,000) are also possible for $5,000 per year with a guaranteed three year commitment).
Spelman’s Museum of Fine Art
Our nationally recognized museum has a unique emphasis on artwork by and about women of the African Diaspora. Donors who care deeply about the arts can have a significant impact on our students, the city, and the underserved communities that all benefit from this valuable asset. A $10,000 gift will help the Museum purchase a new acquisition, support programming, or bring national and international artists to campus.
Women’s Research and Resource Center
A pioneer in teaching, research, and advocacy, the center nurtures Spelman women’s critical thinking about issues including human rights, healthcare, and leadership development. Currently the center is working to complete a $1 million challenge grant from The Ford Foundation to ensure and advance the center’s innovative work in teaching and research. A $10,000 gift will count toward the challenge grant and ensure that the center is able to continue its mission.
Residence Hall Renovations
Spelman College has committed to creating a greener environment while protecting the historical buildings that are at the heart of our traditions. One such example is Laura Spelman Rockefeller Hall. Built in 1918, Laura Spelman has not been modified since the 1970s. Laura Spelman will be built to LEED Silver certification and provide state-of-the-art technological opportunities for residents and all Spelman students utilizing campus’s most important new resource: a 24-hour study commons. A $10,000 gift will help with renovations and your name will be included on the plaque gracing Laura Spelman’s entryway. Other naming opportunities are available in the $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000 ranges.