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The Office of Annual Giving

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The objective of the Office of Annual Giving 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, our unrestricted fund, are crucial to the College's legacy and serve as the foundation for transformative change. Explore our various ways to give and make your tax-deductible contribution today!

Why Spelman Strong?


Spelman Strong reflects the enduring nature of her legacy. 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 that directly affects students, faculty and numerous programs across Spelman College.

Department Contact Info

Division of Institutional Advancement

350 Spelman Lane SW, Box 1303
Atlanta, GA. 30314


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Founders Day 2024

On April 11, 1881, Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles established Spelman College, an institution dedicated to empowering women of African descent with exceptional education. With a pledge of $100, they laid the foundation for a pioneering liberal arts institution that continues to equip and elevate brilliant young Black women, enabling them to become global changemakers.

As we celebrate the founding of Spelman, we honor the shared history and traditions that unite us as sisters. Our exceptional accomplishments and rich heritage testify to the strength and resilience of our students, alumnae, faculty and staff.

At the heart of our mission lies Spelman Strong, the College’s unrestricted fund that drives groundbreaking initiatives, fosters innovation, and ensures every student can access the resources they need to succeed. By contributing to Spelman Strong, you make a lasting impact on the lives of our students and become an integral part of their remarkable journeys.

Celebrate Spelman's Founding

To commemorate Founders Day 2024, we invite you to Ignite the Spirit of Legacy by becoming one of 1,881 donors and participating in our giving celebration, 11 Days of Giving: Alumnae Class Giving Challenge, from April 1 to April 11!

A generous gift of $100 to Spelman Strong will help us continue the noble commitment of our founders to empower future generations of Spelman women. Join us in advancing our mission by making your contribution before 11:59 PM EST on April 11, 2024, and motivate your fellow Spelman sisters, family, and friends to join in.

Together, we can Ignite the Spirit of Legacy for Founders Day by furthering the undaunted legacy of our visionary founders. Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to our shared mission.

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Contact Annual Giving

We would love to hear from you. Please reach out to the Spelman College Annual Giving team via phone or email at 866-512-1690, 404-270-6410 or