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Annual Giving

The Road to June 30

For this final campaign of our fiscal year 2020, we're challenging each of our main regions - the Northeast, South Central & Southeast, Western & Far West, and the Great Lakes - to compete based on participation rates!
 
When you make a gift, of any amount, not only are you contributing to Spelman's mission, but you're also increasing our alumnae donor participation rate, which impacts our rankings by showing the world that our alumnae support us.
 
The region that reaches the highest participation rate this month wins! Represent your region, and show your Spelman spirit by supporting your alma mater today!

For us to remain Spelman strong, we need your help!

 

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:

Dorcas Gyekye, C’2020

May 2020

Dorcas GyekyeDorcas Yaa Yeboah Gyekye is a graduating senior, education studies major from Kyebi, Ghana by way of Richmond, Virginia. A Coca-Cola First Generation Scholar and an IRT intern, Gyekye has been an active member of the AUC African Students’ Association and currently serves as this year’s president.

She has also traveled to Santiago de Cuba with the Education Department, served as a Spelman Student Ambassador, and an intern for the Atlanta Pubic Schools' Office of Gifted and Talented Education. Gyekye was accepted into nine graduate schools and will be attending Duke University beginning this summer to pursue a fully-funded MAT with a concentration in social studies education. Additionally, she was chosen as a recipient of the Durham Teaching Fellowship. 

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"If I had to do it again, I would choose Spelman every time. I’m blessed to attend an institution that has a legacy of educating and empowering Black women to be leaders and change agents," Gyekye said.

"Words don’t do the experience justice. Spelman uplifted me, encouraged me and affirmed my purpose. I am thankful for the spaces within the community that provided continuous support on my best and worst days. Last but certainly not least, to the class of perfect vision, we are the definition of 'undaunted by the fight.' These past four years have been filled with love, tears and laughs. I am grateful for each and every moment. Our class has been extraordinary ever since we entered Spelman’s gates in 2016, and I know this is only the beginning for us."

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.