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Scholarship Fundraiser

Alleviating the financial burden for the next generation 

In 1977, the annual Scholarship Fundraiser was created to raise money for the chapter’s scholarship fund.  Since inception, the cost of tuition for one year rose from $1,800 to now exceeding $25,000. Spelman is proud of its 76 percent graduation rate; however, many young women are unable to reach their post-secondary educational dreams due to lack of finances.

 

Each year the chapter hosts a power-packed event, with more than 400 in attendance, that is designed to inspire and empower.  During this event, the chapter not only awards scholarships, but honors alumnae who have made significant contributions to our community and world.  

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell (Spelman's 10th President) - True Blue Award

Marian Jordan, C’67 - Distinguished Alumna Award

Cynthia Cody, C’76 - Community Service Award

We Made the Choice: Continuing the Legacy

Join us virtually, Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 11 a.m. EDT, as we honor Spelman's 10th president, a powerhouse educator and a corporate executive turned ultimate community advocate.  If that's not enough, our event will include a conversations on women in leadership, the power of community and lessons for the next generation.

Supporting our fundraiser means we are able to cover 75% of the tuition for junior scholar and 25% tuition a freshwoman scholar. 

Past Alumnae Honorees

Distinguished Alumna Award
Helen Smith Price - 2020
J'Aimeka "Jai" Ferrell - 2019

Pamela Cooper - 2018

Dr. Gwendolyn Middlebrooks - 2017

Cathy Hampton - 2016

Stacey Abrams - 2015 

Pauline Drake - 2013

Ernestine Miles Mann - 2012

Deirdra Yarbrough - 2011

Virginia T. Dowell - 2010

Alisha Thomas Morgan - 2008
Mary Glenn Forbes - 2008

Marguerite Simon - 2007

LeConyea Butler - 2006

Janet LaRue Foster - 2005

Andrea Lewis - 2004

Community Service Award​

Montiel D. Weeks - 2019

Dr. NaTaki Osborne Jelks - 2018

Dr. Kyra Harvey - 2017

Shree Sullivan - 2016

Omelika Kuumba - 2015

Henrietta Jones - 2013

Dr. Fleda Mask Jackson - 2012

Elisabeth Omilami - 2011

Christine King Farris - 2010

Pamela Stephenson - 2009

Sheila Louder - 2008

Dazon Dixon Diallo - 2007

Virginia Hawkins-Stephens - 2006

Bettie Durrah - 2005

Bettieanna Childers Hart​ - 2004

True Blue Award​

Robert "Danny" Flanigan - 2020

Jane E. Smith Ed.D - 2019

Anita Bohannon - 2018

Annie J. Moore - 2016

Johnnie Lumpkin Davis - 2016​​

Trailblazer Award​

Tayari Jones - 2020

Nzinga Shaw - 2016​

Special Awards​

Erica Tazal - 2016

Rosalind Gates Brewer - 2014

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy - 2014

Jean LaRue Foster Scott - 2014

Eloise Abernathy Alexis - 2014

Cassi Davis - 2014

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell - True Blue Award
Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell - True Blue Award

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Marian Jordan, C'67 -  Distinguished Alumna Award
Marian Jordan, C'67 - Distinguished Alumna Award

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Cynthia Cody, C'76 - Outstanding Community Service Award
Cynthia Cody, C'76 - Outstanding Community Service Award

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Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell - True Blue Award
Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell - True Blue Award

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