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Annual Giving

A Special Salute to the Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Spelman College Class of 2020

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors. The Class of 2020 is the embodiment of the perseverance, tenacity, dedication, leadership and empowerment that Spelman strives to inspire in all of our students. We are incredibly proud of everything they have achieved over the past four years in the face of obstacles and challenges. Despite their final year being abruptly interrupted, our seniors have remained undaunted and successfully completed their academic courses. They have worked so hard to earn their degrees, and although their commencement ceremonies have been postponed, we celebrate them now. Please enjoy learning about a few of our brilliant graduates:

COVID19 Update

In accordance with President Campbell’s community message regarding Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' 14-day stay-at-home executive order, the Division of Institutional Advancement staff will be conducting their operations exclusively away from the physical campus. Working remotely will affect the staff's ability to process mailed-in donations and deliver tax receipts during the 14-day period. The College will continue to process all electronic transactions (including online donations, wire transfers, etc.) and produce electronic receipts during this time. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 1-866-512-1690 or email at annualfund@spelman.edu.

Thank You!

We are overjoyed by the enormous participation of our Spelman community during our first virtual Founders Day! Despite the reason for our distance, we hope our collective Spelman spirit was uplifting, and that our love was felt by each & every one of you. Thank you for celebrating Spelman this Founders Day by tuning into our virtual celebrations, sharing the events on social media, posting your photo memories, and making us trend on Twitter!

We must also thank those of you who made a gift to Spelman during our Founders Day Campaign. We know giving at this time may not be easy to do, and we deeply appreciate your generous gifts. Your support of the Annual Fund is especially vital at this time, as we must sustain Spelman for our current students and future generations of Spelmanites to come. With you by our side, we will persevere, and thrive for another 139 years and beyond.

We also extend a very special thank you to our incredible Spelman College Archives, led by Holly Smith and Kassandra Ware, C'2019, for providing the amazing historic photographs we share each year. Thanks to their support, we were able to honor the eight undaunted women among our early alumnae and faculty shared this past week. Learn about these pioneers, and visit the Spelman College Archives webpage to find out more about their services.

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Our Mission

The purpose of the Office of Annual Giving at Spelman College is to effectively raise funds from all constituency groups, encouraging annual contributions that support and advance the mission of Spelman College. Gifts to the Annual Fund (Unrestricted Fund), support the College’s strong legacy and is the foundation for transformative change.

Every Woman...Every Year History

In 2006, Spelman College launched the Every Woman… Every Year! campaign to increase Alumnae participation and the support of EVERY alumna EVERY year. Over the last 10 years, our alumnae participation rate has doubled, helping Spelman remain the No. 1 HBCU since the campaign launch. This year our goal is 35% alumnae participation and we cannot reach this goal without YOU.