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Spelman Ascends - A Campaign for Spelman College

Case Statement

What is Spelman College uniquely positioned to deliver to its students, the nation and the world in the 21st century?

The response forms the basis for SPELMAN ASCENDS, a campaign to raise $250 million to fund projects and initiatives that will enable Spelman to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Campaign Launch Announcement

Start of QuoteThere is no question that in this day and age, Spelman College is a necessity. At a time when wealth inequality is widening for Black families, Spelman is one of the country’s leading engines of social mobility. In an era when technology touches every aspect of our lives, Spelman graduates more Black women who complete Ph.D.s in STEM fields than any other college or university in the country. As our nation struggles with health disparities, Spelman’s Health Careers Program graduates record numbers of students who matriculate in the nation’s top medical schools. And as the world becomes more global, Spelman sent 75% of its 2018 graduating class to study abroad. Spelman drives change and our End of Quotestudents change the world.  -- Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., 10th president of Spelman

Spelman College imparts the skills students need to thrive in their chosen fields. A Spelman education develops the personal conviction and fierce determination to lead in the world.


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Spelman Campaign Priorities

Campaign Funding Progress
$240,000,000  of  $250,000,000

 Funding Percentage

 With the campaign not ending until 2024, and generous contributions from supporters, Spelman is certain to exceed its goal, allowing the College to pioneer new academic programs and continue to graduate Black women who are global leaders.

Deliver the Spelman Promise

Deliver the Spelman Promise

  • Enhance scholarship support
  • Create a summer bridge program
Elevate the Spelman Difference

Elevate the Spelman Difference

  • Fund endowed professorships
  • Fund faculty research and scholarly output


Enhance Operational Excellence

  • Create a Technology Innovation Fund
  • Increase annual giving
  • Fund ongoing professional development
Deliver the Spelman Promise

Promote Academic Innovation

  • Build the Center for Innovation & the Arts
  • Renovate Rockefeller Fine Arts
  • Create Endowment for the Center
  • Enrich Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
  • Promote Academic Innovation

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Contact Us

Keisha Leverette, C'2002
Campaign Director