Samford Celebrates the Big Give

1,439
Donors
95% of 1,500 Donor goal
$235,693
Donated
This campaign ended on April 15, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Samford University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorSharon Smith & Hartwell Smith matched $500

An Anonymous DonorLarry Kloess matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAnn & Howard Holt matched $1,000

Isaiah T Gresham photoIsaiah Gresham matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorRandy Pittman matched $2,000
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An Anonymous DonorKimmetha Herndon gave $200

An Anonymous DonorYoung Alumni Board of Birmingham gave $1,165
About

Join Samford’s Big Give to honor Andy and Jeanna Westmoreland and make a difference in the lives of students.

After 15 years of servant leadership, Andy and Jeanna Westmoreland will retire on June 30. We invite you to celebrate their time at Samford by supporting initiatives that are truly important to them:

  • Increased availability of need and merit-based scholarships for students.
  • Enhanced diversity and intercultural initiatives among the student body.

Samford will not be the same without the Westmorelands, but because of their service, 



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Thank you!


Sparked by the enthusiastic and generous support of alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, and friends, Samford University’s Big Give generated $233,194 for student scholarships and intercultural programs. 

1,439 donors across the globe joined the celebration honoring Andy and Jeanna Westmoreland by contributing to initiatives for enhanced diversity and scholarships established by the Westmorelands in each of Samford’s academic schools.

There's a lot to be proud of at Samford.  Every gift, social media post, hashtag, text, and e-mail helped create the success of the Big Give. Our community’s generosity empowers the university to cultivate high-caliber educational experiences for students who will influence the nation—and the world. 

We are grateful for the kindness of Samford’s friends and the leadership of the Westmorelands. We all are better for it. 


155 days ago by Rhonda White
1,200 donors!

You have unlocked another video!  Watch what happened when longtime friends, Dr. Westmoreland and Dr. Bradley Creed, president of Campbell University, engaged in a friendly wager over a basketball game dubbed the “The President’s Pride” game.  Want more of these? Share this post with your friends #SUBigGive!  


156 days ago by Rhonda White
1,000 Donors!


You have unlocked another video!  In 2016 Samford’s football team was ranked in the top 10 for the first time since the early 1990s. For Homecoming, Dr. Westmoreland made a video to promote the game and encourage all Bulldogs to attend—and then things got a little out of control.  Share this with your friends #SUBigGive!  

156 days ago by Rhonda White
750 donors and halfway to goal!

You have unlocked another video!  Mascot costumes are notorious for being dirty, smelly, and undesirable to wear.   That didn’t stop Samford athletic director, Martin Newton from asking the favor of a lifetime.  Continue to share #SUBigGive!  

156 days ago by Rhonda White

We've reached 500 donors and unlocked another video!  

Ever wondered how Samford got its amazingly green lawns? Dr. Betsy Holloway takes us behind the scenes of Samford's not-so-official turf builder.    

There's more to come each time we reach 250 donors!  Help spread the word,#SUBigGive.

157 days ago by Rhonda White
250 donors and a match!


We have reached our first goal of 250 donors and unlocked the next video.  Enjoy this “Best of Andy Westmoreland” reflection from School of Arts Dean, Joe Hopkins.  


Furthermore, Randy Pittman is offering a match!  Let’s get the news out, #SUBigGive!  


157 days ago by Rhonda White
The Young Alumni Board of Birmingham Offers a Challenge!

158 days ago by Rhonda White

Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20321$500
20281$100
202014$322
201913$1,431
201816$334
201710$429
201610$660
20158$675
201420$789
201315$596
201218$2,876
201118$1,171
20104$900
200918$1,427
200817$1,522
200721$2,613
200610$2,350
200513$5,781
200410$1,465
20036$1,415
20026$750
20013$240
200010$419
19998$1,747
199810$1,444
199712$1,400
19968$2,065
199510$2,065
19947$1,250
199311$2,300
19921$125
19915$450
19907$20,851
19893$650
19887$9,350
19876$1,810
19866$915
19856$450
198311$1,984
19825$232
19813$700
19805$430
19795$1,215
19783$2,100
19779$3,525
197610$2,200
19756$940
19745$400
19735$450
19721$1,000
19714$835
19705$2,275
19696$1,200
19684$5,500
19672$250
19631$268
19624$1,216
19612$175
19562$1,050
19541$100
19431$300
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Randy Pittman
matched a total of $2,000
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Gave $1,165 during a Challenge!
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matched a total of $1,000
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matched a total of $1,000
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matched a total of $1,000
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matched a total of $500
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generated 270 clicks and 3 gifts, totaling $40
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generated 110 clicks and 7 gifts, totaling $35