2020 Forever Samford Parent Campaign

This campaign ended on January 01, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Samford University by clicking here!

Samford parents find joy and pride in watching their students walk through the Samford experience. That is why it is so important to us to help other students and families realize their Samford dream, especially when some families are in desperate need of our help.

We invite you to join us in giving to the Samford Parents Scholarship Fund. We want to continue to bring Samford parents together to help each other in times of need. Growing the scholarship fund each year ensures that it is available to help students who face unexpected financial hardship in their last year of college.

As part of the Forever Samford campaign, the Samford Parents Scholarship has seen what started as a grassroots effort turn into a Samford tradition

This past year, the Samford Parents Scholarship reached a milestone and was able to help two students graduate.  Last December, Markeda Payne completed her nursing degree with the aid of the scholarship and Joyner Bousquet completed his healthcare administration degree with its help in May.   Growing the scholarship fund each year ensures that students can graduate even after facing unexpected financial hardships.

See the stories of previous scholarship recipients by going to samford.edu/parents/giving


During the annual campaign, Samford families harness their love for each other and their state to compete and leverage support for the scholarship. Get your state on the top of the leaderboard by giving and sharing with other families in your state or region.      


                                                     State Rankings

Want to learn how you can help get more parents involved?  Check-out the volunteer toolkit or contact Rhonda White at rwhite7@samford.edu or 205-726-4371.  



We have until midnight on December 31, 2020 to meet our goal!  

Thank you for investing in our Samford family! 



State and Region Leaderboard

State/RegionDonorsDollarsGoal (Donors)%
Alabama 66$32,51010026.6%
Georgia 57$20,8207797.3%
Tennessee 51$16,0285229.8%
Florida 39$10,53628713.6%
Texas 30$21,94523712.7%
Louisiana 23$8,6855145.1%
Mid-Western (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, OK, ON, WI) 17$3,45016610.2%
North Carolina 16$2,52510115.8%
Kentucky 8$1,9007510.7%
South Carolina 6$9505012.0%
California 5$1,5954511.1%
Arkansas 5$2,2003514.3%
Mississippi 4$2,075557.3%
Mid Atlantic/New England (CT, DE, MA NJ, NY, PA, VA, VT) 3$400437.0%
Western (AZ, CO, HI, ID, MD, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 0$0450.0%

Donor affiliations

5% Alumni

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2% Students

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69% Parents

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2% Faculty/Staff

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1% Friends

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Donor list

Stefan & Christy Herzog
Debbie Wood
Scott Reed & Amy Reed
Gregory Laughlin & Cheryl
Drew Yantis & Pam Yantis
Tonya Fulton & Robert Fulton
Carey Folk & Stacey
Rebecca Ellis & Mike
Mike and Paige Hannah
Cletus Youmans & Deidra Youmans
Catherine Sheridan-Moore
Douglas Heim
Stephanie Keesing & Jeff Keesing
David Grogan & Lana Grogan
Neel Smith
Anne Sheffield
Brian Cabote
kathleen williams & Ralph Williams
Brian & Nola Klaubert
Timothy Napp & Patricia Napp
Kimberly Perkins & Lewis Perkins
Deborah Myrick & Lawrence S. Myrick
William Wildman & William Wildman
Julie Wallis & Mike Wallis
Jenna and Carter Brown & Jenna Brown
Elizabeth Boss & Elizabeth Boss
Lisa Hebert & Tom Hebert
Brady Johnson
Paula Brown & J.I. Brown
Karen Ferrari
Doug Pierce
Thomas Sheehan & Carol E Sheehan
Rebecca Hery & Dean Hery
April Pierce
Andrew Berkuta & Oksana Berkuta
Beth and Kris Davis

Matt Dumar & Tina Dumar matched $1,000
Anonymous Donor gave $40,000 because 400 donors made a gift in 65 days.