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Annual Giving

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

Founders Day of Giving

annual giving 2020

No matter what changes in the world, every year near April 11, we commemorate the birthday of Spelman College. Founders Day was chosen as our Day of Giving - a day to pay homage to the sisterhood that was created within her gates. Spelman’s legacy is profound and far-reaching. She has changed the world for generations of women of the African diaspora who persevere. From the founders to the first graduates to the thousands of women who paved the way for our present students, Spelman women have created a timeless legacy of love, sisterhood, and tenacity for 139 years!

This year has brought extraordinary challenges. Even through uncertainty, our Spelman community comes together as we always have, to honor and lift up the institution that has made a beautiful life possible for so many young women. The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic that has upended daily life on campus and throughout society is a new test and a new opportunity for Spelman to meet the needs of our students, and the College, through these unprecedented events.

Help keep Spelman strong by making your gift to celebrate Founders Day by 11:59 PM (EST) Sunday, April 12, 2020. Let’s strengthen the legacy that was created by the women who came before us. Your support will give Spelman the foundation and fortitude to weather any storm. Continue the legacy today!

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.