2020 Forever Samford Parent Campaign

109% of 400 Donor goal
This campaign ended on January 01, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Samford University by clicking here!
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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.      


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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! 

You met the challenge!

Because of you, another Samford student graduated this December.  Her graduation was possible because of the Samford Parents Scholarship.  We look forward to sharing her story with you during Family Weekend 2021.     

In the meantime, let’s celebrate the victory of exceeding the challenge of 400 donors and unlocking $40,000 for these deserving students, resulting in $166,019 for the scholarship.  Join me in recognizing our state winners and dedicated volunteers. 


1196 days ago by Rhonda White
A Celebration of Your Generosity

On Giving Tuesday, an international day of generosity, we are excited to celebrate your generosity to the Samford Parents Scholarship.  Today, we share with you the story of how your generosity influenced Joyner Bousquet’s life during a very challenging time.   Please consider sharing it with other Samford parents as we work to unlock $40,000 for our students if we reach 400 donors by December 31.  

1240 days ago by Rhonda White
Markeda Payne's Story

1241 days ago by Rhonda White
Your gift is the Key!

Now more than ever your participation helps our students because a generous donor has offered to give $40,000 if we can meet our goal of 400 donors by December 31.  Give today and help us meet the challenge for our students! 

1274 days ago by Rhonda White

State and Region Leaderboard
State/RegionDonors$ RaisedGoal (Donors)%
Mid-Western (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, OK, ON, WI)17$3,45016610.2
North Carolina16$2,52510115.8
South Carolina6$9505012.0
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
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