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Meet Our Team

The Division of Institutional Advancement is vested with the responsibility of raising visibility and credibility, cultivating friends, and securing financial resources to keep the promise of Spelman College as the liberal arts institution of choice for women of African descent.

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 key 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.

Office of the Vice President

Selena Gray Jegede Named Spelman VP of Institutional Advancement
Salena Gray Jegede, C’2003
Senior VP for Institutional Advancement
Rockefeller Hall, 202
404-270-5323
salenajegede@spelman.edu

Nelson Thomas
Nelson Thomas
Assoc. VP for Institutional Advancement
Rockefeller Hall, 202-A
404-270-5126
nelson.thomas@spelman.edu

Antisha Burns
Naima Valerie Porter-Sparks
Temporary Executive Assistant
Rockefeller Hall, 202-D
404-270-5127
valerieportersparks@spelman.edu

 


Alumnae Engagement

Linda Hart Patton
Linda Hart Patton, C'88
Director
404-270-5058
lpatton@spelman.edu

Alyson S. Dorsey
Alyson S. Dorsey, C'2002
Associate Director
Granddaughters Club Adviser
404-270-5663
asdorsey@spelman.edu

Danielle Moore
Danielle Moore
Senior Alumnae Programs Manager
Pre-Alumnae Council Adviser
404-270-6043
dmoore55@spelman.edu

Tashia Terry
Tashia Terry
Alumnae Programs Manager
and LadyBud Adviser
404-270-5617
404-270-5048 (main line)
tterry7@spelman.edu


Corporate Relations & Partnerships

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Retina Burton
Corporate Relations and
Partnerships Director
Rockefeller Hall 203L
404-270-5870
rqburton@spelman.edu

Kenika Quarles
Kenika Quarles
Corporate & Foundation Relations Coordinator
Rockefeller Hall, 203-O
404-270-4234
kenikaquarles@spelman.edu


Foundation Relations

Susan Beckett Mitchell
Susan Beckett Mitchell
Director, Foundation Relations
Rockefeller Hall, 203-M
404-270-6427
susanbeckettmitchell@spelman.edu

Spelman College Post Award Specialist Mary Heath
Mary Copeland Heath
Post Award Grant Specialist
Rockefeller Hall, 203-D
404-270-5057
maryheath@spelman.edu

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Bryan Brooker

Development Writer
Rockefeller Hall,  203-A
404-270-6411
bryanbrooker@spelman.edu


Leadership and Planned Gifts

Paulette Myers-Ervin
Paulette Myers-Ervin
Leadership Gifts Officer
770-855-1920
pmyerser@spelman.edu

Spelman Leadership Gifts Officer Taylor Lunford
Taylor A. Lunford

Leadership and Gift Coordinator
Rockefeller Hall, 202-E
404-270-3560
taylorlunford@spelman.edu

Stewardship

Lakesha Jones
Lakesha Jones, C'2016
Associate Director of Stewardship
Rockefeller Hall, 203-B
404-270-5062
lakesha.jones@spelman.edu


Jevetta Trapp
Jevetta Trapp
Stewardship Coordinator
Rockefeller Hall, 202-F
404-270-5659
jevettatrapp@spelman.edu


Advancement Services

Sondra Richardson
Sondra Richardson
Director, Advancement Services
Milligan 2002
404-270-5052
sondra.richardson@spelman.edu

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Research Coordinator
Milligan 2101
404-270-6418

Tracey Wilson
Tracey Wilson
Manager of Prospect Development
Milligan 2104
404-270-5038
twilson@spelman.edu

Marlene McWhorter
Marlene McWhorter
Identification and Strategy Manager
Milligan 2103
marlenemcwhorter@spelman.edu

Marsha Martin
Marsha Martin
Donor Services Specialist
Milligan 2105
404-270-5054
marshamartin@spelman.edu

Lynn Miller
Lynn Miller
Database Assistant
Milligan 2103
404-270-6036
lmille23@spelman.edu


Annual Giving

Danielle Williams
Danielle Williams, MPH, C'2013
Annual Giving Officer
Manley Hall, 213
404-270-3549 (Office)
470-717-4683 (Cell)
daniellewilliams1@spelman.edu

 

Spelman Giving Gabrielle Marsden
Sha’Gabrielle Marsden 
Annual Giving Coordinator
Rockefeller Hall, 203-O
404-270-3546 (Office)
404-822-8320 (Cell)
shagabriellemarsden@spelman.edu

Taylor Jones Spelman Annual Giving
Taylor R. Jones, C’2015

Development Marketing Officer
Rockefeller Hall, 203-H
404-270-5041
taylorjones5@spelman.edu

 


IA and Campaign Events

Jihan Lang
Jihan Lang
Director, IA and Campaign Events
Rockefeller Hall, 203-J
404-270-5063
jlang@spelman.edu

Angelita Downing
Angelita Downing
Events Coordinator
Rockefeller Hall, 203-N
404-270-4122
angelitadowning@spelman.edu


Scholarship Management & Reporting

Liane Sewell
Liane Sewell 
Assistant Director of Scholarship Management & Reporting
Rockefeller Hall, 203-C
404-270-5051
lsewell@spelman.edu