The board of trustees at Spelman College launched a major comprehensive fundraising campaign in 2009, with the slogan, “Every Woman Every Year,” and they set a goal to raise $150 million dollars. Thanks to the hard work of many and the generous support of donors, they have not only achieved the massive goal, but they have surpassed it, raising an impressive $157.8 million! President of Spelman College, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum and Board of Trustees Chair, Rosalind Gates Brewer made the monumental announcement above.

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This campaign has allowed the Spelman board to fund new faculty positions, renew the campus with the renovation of Laura Spelman Rockefeller Hall and helped with the construction of Reed Hall–home of wellness revolution. They have also expanded their technology and raised $50 million towards scholarship support! This more than doubles what they’re able to offer in scholarships each year. They have also created a center for international education, which means that now 100’s of students can travel and obtain an international education at Spelman.

“It is tremendously gratifying to see the college moving ahead with such momentum and I want to thank our entire Spelman community for helping us make history together. I look forward to celebrating this tremendous success on campus at homecoming this October,” President of Spelman College, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum announced, right before she revealed she’d be retiring in this position at the end of the year and returning to her writer and scholar roots. “I have cherished the opportunity and take great pride in what we have accomplished together.”

Congrats to Spelman College for such an amazing win!


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