The 1881 Challenge: Lets Paint the 1881 BLUE

Founders Day connects the Spelman community together in thought and purpose and enables us to reflect upon the vision and tenacity of our founders, Sophia B. Packard and Harriet E. Giles. As a Spelman woman, you are the essence of a powerful legacy and Founders Day is your time to celebrate by giving thanks to those who have paved the way.

This Founders Day, we are honoring the 134th year of our legacy through the 1881 Challenge. Our goal is for every Spelman alumna to contribute a gift of $18.81 or more to Spelman by Founders Day, April 11.

Alumnae gifts support our academic initiatives and programs. It also impacts the lives of the 2,100 students who attend. Help us spread the word! Encourage your Spelman friends, classmates or colleagues to support the College this Founders Day.

To make your gift, click here and enter 1881 Challenge in the comments section or by calling the Office of Annual Giving at 866-512-1690.
Alumna Spotlight

Being a Spelmanite has opened many doors for me personally, professionally and in the community. Knowing I'm one of thousands of Spelamanites making a difference gives me confidence and strength to excel on a daily basis. I am who I am because of Spelman.

Janda Holmes Brown, C'96