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Spelman Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement

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Mission Statement

The role of the Division of Institutional Advancement is to further the mission of Spelman College. We deliver services, adhering to professional standards and codes of ethics, while upholding the values and principles of harmony, respect, compassion, open communication, mutuality, collaboration and teamwork. Specifically, the Division of Institutional Advancement provides support, expertise, and leadership to:

  • Secure private and public financial resources for support of the annual fund, special projects, student scholarships, the endowment, and other institutional programs and priorities and campaign initiatives;
  • Properly steward and appropriately recognize our supporters;
  • Heighten awareness of our unique brand to key publics in domestic and international markets;
  • Serve as a resource in providing information to the campus community about fund-raising initiatives and constituency relations;
  • Involve our supporters and friends in the life of the College through a variety of special events and other constituent-specific initiatives;
  • Develop programming and benefits to strengthen alumnae ties and encourage lifelong support of their alma mater; and
  • Foster creative and quality communications, internally and externally, to keep stakeholders accurately informed about institutional achievements and our continued progress toward educational excellence!

Vision Statement

We will cultivate a vibrant philanthropic community that passionately supports the College’s mission through collaborative partnerships and unwavering dedication that will elevate Spelman to new heights of academic excellence and transformative student experiences.

Core Principles

We are guided by four core principles:

  • Innovation - Driving collaborative efforts and streamlining inefficiencies toward healthy and strategic progression.
  • Dedication – Being committed and focused on the goals and mission of the division by consistently stirring to achieve objectives while maintaining high standards of excellence.
  • Excellence – Providing a high-quality standard of service to the Spelman Community and/or constituents.
  • Accountability – Owning your impact through awareness and effective communication by fostering a culture of transparency and trust.