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Spelman Strong Homecoming 2021 Theme Stronger Together A Forever Sisterhood

Celebrate Spelman’s Homecoming with Self-Care!

Homecoming season is swiftly approaching! Although this will be our second Homecoming spent apart, we remain Stronger Together, always united by A Forever Sisterhood. Our bonds transcend time and place, and no matter the distance between us, we’ll always be connected by love.

In commemoration of Spelman’s 140th anniversary this past April, we renamed our Annual Fund to reflect the enduring nature of Spelman’s legacy: Spelman Strong. This unrestricted fund serves as the crucial bridge between tuition revenue and the College's required expenses, offering relief to the operating budget and directly affecting students, faculty and numerous essential programs across Spelman College.

This Homecoming, we want to express our gratitude for our Spelman Strong donors by providing self-care packages as a token of our appreciation for your generous support. Make your gifts by midnight EDT on Sept. 23 to receive your self-care package by Homecoming (while supplies last).

Self-Care Packages

Donate by midnight EDT on Sept. 23 to receive your limited-edition gifts just in time to enjoy during our virtual Homecoming (while supplies last).


PACKAGE #1

That Spelman Glow makeup bag and 1881 sleep mask
Donate $141 or greater in commemoration of Spelman's upcoming 141st birthday to receive your "That Spelman Glow" cosmetics bag, "1881" satin sleep mask, plus a few surprises!
 

PACKAGE #2

package 2 sleep mask mug makeup bag
Donate $1000 or greater to join our FY22 President's Society and receive your "May Peace with thee Abide" glass mug, "That Spelman Glow" cosmetics bag, "1881" satin sleep mask, plus a few surprises!

Fine Print

To qualify for this opportunity while supplies last, all gifts must be designated to Spelman Strong between July 1, 2021 and Oct.17, 2021. Checks mailed must be postmarked no later than Oct.17, 2021.

To receive one of two self-care gifts prior to homecoming, cumulative totals will be based on all gifts made from July 1, 2021 through Sept. 23, 2021. Checks mailed must be received by the College by Sept. 23, 2021.

Donors who make their gifts between Sept. 24, 2021 and Oct.17, 2021 will receive their self-care gifts after Homecoming while supplies last. Tokens of appreciation for all gifts under $141 will also be mailed after Homecoming. All gifts must be designated to Spelman Strong.

Send your check or money order to the following address: Spelman College Division of Institutional Advancement 350 Spelman Lane SW, Box 1303 Atlanta, GA 30314-4399. Please put “Homecoming” in the memo/notation line of the check.

This opportunity cannot extend to future commitments including recurring gifts as gifts must be received by the giving deadlines (early deadline of 11:59 PM EDT on Sept. 23, 2021 or Homecoming deadline of 11:59 PM EDT on Oct. 17, 2021).


Spelman Strong Your Gift to Change the World


Introducing Spelman Strong

In commemoration of Spelman’s 140th Birthday, we have renamed our Annual Fund to reflect the enduring nature of Spelman’s legacy: Spelman Strong. With your Spelman Strong donations, we ensure the College’s financial stability, expansion and longevity for years to come. The Spelman Strong fund is the crucial bridge between tuition revenue and the actual cost of running the College, offering relief to the operating budget and directly affecting students, faculty and numerous programs across Spelman College. Any gift made to Spelman Strong also counts towards the ASCEND Campaign.

What Makes You Spelman Strong?

Spelman is as multifaceted as the women who have walked her halls. Our daughters, our sisters, our friends — they all come here with hopes and dreams and leave prepared to make their mark. Spelman Strong is the way we come together to make that happen. This fund is the lifeblood of Spelman’s financial stability, expansion and longevity. It directly influences every facet of a Spelmanite’s experience, from providing her with access to the best faculty talent to creating a campus of which she can be proud. With your annual Spelman Strong donation, Spelman’s legacy will resound for generations to come. So, let us know: what makes you Spelman Strong?

By supporting Spelman Strong, you reinforce our Four Pillars of Spelman's Excellence:

  1. Fund Her Future: Spelman Strong gifts support ALL students by allowing the College to operate at peak potential without drawing down our endowment more than would be prudent or raising tuition substantially.
  2. Supporting and Advancing Academic Excellence: Spelman Strong gifts provide funding for important faculty initiatives, allow for the expansion of the faculty and support numerous academic programs across the College.
  3. Foundation for Transformative Change: Spelman Strong gifts allow the College to respond to the most pressing financial concerns and provide the flexibility to seize unique and important opportunities.
  4. Fund Unrestricted Possibilities: Spelman Strong gifts are a promise to provide unrestricted possibilities for our students to change the world.

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 and keep Spelman Strong!

Support Spelman Strong


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 Spelman Strong (Unrestricted Fund), support the College’s strong legacy and is the foundation for transformative change.