For more than 130 years, Spelman College has evolved from a one-room classroom in the basement of Friendship Baptist Church into an innovative liberal arts women’s college for women of African descent. Today, our graduates are doctors, scientists, performers, writers, diplomats, business executives, and community leaders. To ensure Spelman women continue to change the world, we have identified four giving priorities that give donors the ability to make an impact at any level.
PLEASE NOTE: All gifts to Spelman, regardless of designation, count towards Every Woman...Every Year! efforts and towards your class/reunion giving efforts.
Spelman’s Annual Fund
The Annual Fund provides an opportunity for donors to make contributions of any amount. In previous years, the Annual Fund was used to support the areas of greatest need for the College. This year, scholarship support has been identified as our greatest need. The new focus on scholarships allows donors to support students in need or at risk of not completing their education due to unmet financial expenses.
Support for scholarships will enhance Spelman’s ability to offer competitive financial aid packages to attract the brightest and most talented young women, but more importantly, they will help us make certain that students fulfill their dreams of graduating as Spelman women.
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).