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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:

LaKayla Thompson, C’2020

May 2020

Lakayla ThompsonLaKayla Thompson is a graduating senior, education studies major from Kansas City, Kansas, and served as the 2019-2020 senior class president. 

"Spelman College is an empowering educational experience for all who enter her gates," Thompson said. "One of the greatest lessons I learned at Spelman is what true honor-ability is. As a woman, true honor-ability is when you can identify and acknowledge the magnificence that lies within another woman. What I love about my class, the Class of 2020, is that they each properly appropriate their own greatness," she added.

LaKayla Thompson, C’2020

"Every day, for four years, I walked alongside extraordinary young women who committed themselves to defying any odds stacked against them. Because of their commitment, I exit Spelman with my head held high — inspired, empowered and transformed. The strength, stride and sparkle of those I entered Spelman College with cannot be denied, and I am so grateful that I was able to encounter what and who will go on to brighten the world, forever."

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.