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Giving to Spelman

To increase philanthropic efforts among Spelman students through student donor participation. To take an active learning into the finances of the college, interact with Spelman faculty, staff, parents, and alumnae, and also take a leadership role in developing Spelman College and its future.


DeShanna Brown, Director of Annual Giving

The Association of Fundraising
Professionals (AFP) Collegiate Chapte

The Office of Annual Giving in collaboration with the Atlanta Chapter of AFP will be establishing the first HBCU Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Collegiate Chapter at Spelman College in Spring 2011.

If you are interested in Philanthropy and want to be a part of this initiative, please contact Ms. DeShanna Brown at dbrown56@spelman.edu

Collegiate Chapter Program Overview
The AFP Collegiate Chapter program was created in order to educate undergraduate and graduate students about fundraising as a career path and to educate them about philanthropy in general. 

The concept is that a collegiate chapter will be formed on the college or university campus.  The chapter will have a relationship with the professional AFP chapter in the geographic area for mentoring and guidance.

The collegiate chapter will be comprised of at least ten students who will plan the activities of the chapter.  The collegiate chapter will decide upon a philanthropic project for which they want to raise money.  Short educational sessions on ethical fundraising practices will be offered on  campus using members from the local AFP professional chapter. 

It is hoped that this experience of selecting a cause, learning ethical fundraising principles, and then ultimately supporting the cause will introduce students to the rewards of professional fundraising as a career path.  Upon graduation, it is hoped students will consider entering into the non-profit sector.