Fierce Competition Increases Reunion Giving


Reunion for Spelman women is all about coming home to celebrate their sisterhood and making friendly wagers about whose class will take home top honors at the weekend’s culminating event, Blue Note Theatre.  The classes ending in 4s and 9s brought fierce competition this year (both against each other and with last year’s winners) and raised more … [Read more...]

The Class of 1957 Takes Multiple Reunion Giving Titles


Celebrating their 55th reunion, the ladies from the class of 1957 led the philanthropy awards at this year’s culminating Reunion Weekend event, Blue Note Theatre.  They took the titles for both the most significant and outstanding class gift, not to mention the third highest class participation. “We, as a class, believe in Spelman,” said Mable … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Tradition of Excellence


One of my favorite parts of our Reunion/Commencement weekend is standing on our historic Campus Oval to watch the graduating class join the sisterhood of Spelman alumnae as they pass under the Alumnae Arch for the very first time.  The excitement and pride on the faces of the new graduates is mirrored by the joy of the reunion alumnae who lead the … [Read more...]

Planning a Legacy of Educational Excellence


In just a few months, Spelman women will come together at Founders Day and Reunion to celebrate their memories and the legacy that for years has created eternal bonds of sisterhood. Honoring their past while looking to the future, some alumnae are choosing planned giving to align their personal legacies with those of the College to ensure more … [Read more...]

‘Every Woman, Every Year!’ Making History Together


To all of our alumnae donors, I want to say “THANK YOU!” We ended our fiscal year on June 30, 2010, with an alumnae participation rate of 39 percent, the highest participation rate in the history of Spelman College. Responding to a special Founders Day Challenge matching grant of $300,000, alumnae rallied one another to make a tangible … [Read more...]