Samford Giving Day 2024

1,267
Donors
115% of 1,100 Donor goal
$234,663
Donated
This campaign ended on April 10, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Samford University by clicking here!
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Heath Padgett photoHeath Padgett matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorLori Sullivan matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Student Orgs (Alpha Delta Pi)

An Anonymous DonorSharon Smith & Hartwell Smith matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Legacy League Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorRobert Swann & Amy Swann matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Brock School of Business Endowment Fund

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Beeson Divinity School

An Anonymous DonorDean Douglas A. Sweeney matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,400Just for Beeson Divinity School

An Anonymous DonorJack Swallow & Julia Swallow matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Parent Sponsorship Opportunity - Campus Recreation, Wellness and Athletic Complex

An Anonymous DonorAlabama Nurses Foundation matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $12,500Just for Nursing Student Emergency Fund
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An Anonymous DonorSchool of the Arts Faculty and Staff gave $825 because 55 donors gaveJust for School of the Arts

An Anonymous DonorRod Hovater & Paula Hovater gave $2,000 because 500 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorDorothy Swindle & Richard Swindle gave $5,000 because 250 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorOrlean Beeson School of Education Dean's Advisory Board gave $5,475 because 55 donors gaveJust for Orlean Beeson School of Education
About


Join us for Samford Giving Day -- a 24-hour celebratory event to support and further the mission of our beloved Samford University! 


Whether through support of academic scholarships, spiritual growth opportunities or enhanced campus spaces, your participation on Samford Giving Day benefits the entire campus! Gifts of all sizes and to all areas help make the Samford experience even better for more than 5,700 students. Whether $5 or $5,000, every gift counts!

Can we count on you to help pave the way for current and future Samford Bulldogs?

It's time to make your gift! We can't wait to see what the collective effort of the entire Samford community is able to accomplish. 
Thank you for your participation!

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Advocate Competition
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Updates
New match completed!


Fabulous! The Lori Sullivan matching gift has officially been completed for the Alpha Delta Pi Kappa Chapter Scholarship. Thank you to all of our amazing donors who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift toward this area or to any other fund across campus. Thank you and Go Bulldogs! 

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
New Challenge Unlocked!


Bravo! The School of the Arts Faculty and Staff Challenge has officially been unlocked for School of the Arts. Thank you to all of our amazing donors who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift to the school or any other area across campus. Thanks so much and Go Bulldogs! 

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
Overall donor goal met!


CUE THE CONFETTI! 🎉 We’ve officially reached our donor goal of 1,100 donors! But we’re not done! There are still challenges to be met and areas that need support. There’s still time! 

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
Parent dollar goal met!


Way to go! Our amazing Samford parents have exceeded their goal of $25,000 for the sponsorship of the convenience store within the Campus Recreation, Wellness and Athletic Complex. Thank you to all of our amazing parents who helped make this possible. Parents, you can still make a gift toward this area or to any other fund across campus. Thanks so much and Go Bulldogs!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
New match completed!


Amazing! The Alabama Nurses Foundation matching gift has officially been completed for the Nursing Student Emergency Fund. Thank you to all of our amazing donors who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift toward this area or to any other fund across campus. Thank you and Go Bulldogs!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
New match completed!


Superb! The Jack and Julia Swallow matching gift has officially been completed for the Parent Sponsorship Opportunity - Campus Recreation, Wellness and Athletic Complex. Thank you to all of our amazing donors who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift toward this area or to any other fund across campus. Thank you and Go Bulldogs!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
New match completed!

Awesome! Dean Douglas A. Sweeney's matching gift has officially been completed for Beeson Divinity School. Thank you to all of our amazing donors who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift toward this area or to any other fund across campus. Thank you and Go Bulldogs!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
New match completed!


Way to go! The Sharon and Hartwell Smith matching gift has officially been completed for the Legacy League Scholarship Fund. Thank you to all of our amazing donors who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift toward this area or to any other fund across campus. Thank you and Go Bulldogs!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
New challenge unlocked!


Score! The Robert and Amy Swann challenge gift has officially been completed for Brock School of Business after the overall campaign met 500 donors. Thank you to all of our amazing donors who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift to any fund across campus. Thank you and Go Bulldogs!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
New match completed!


Way to go! An Anonymous Donor match has officially been completed for Beeson Divinity School. Thank you to all of our amazing donors who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift to Beeson or to any other fund across campus. Thank you and Go Bulldogs!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
Halfway to our donor goal!

🎵 Oh, we’re halfway there! Not living on a prayer here; we have support from 550 donors and counting! Thank you to those who have already made their gift. There is still plenty of time to participate and help make this a Samford Giving Day to remember. Gifts of any size count!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
New Challenge Unlocked!


Yay! The Rod and Paula Hovater Challenge has officially been unlocked for Brock School of Business after reaching 500 total donors. Thank you to all of our amazing supporters who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift to any fund across campus. Thanks so much and Go Bulldogs!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley
Match completed!

Horray! The Dorothy & Richard Swindle match has officially been completed for after Samford Giving Day secured 250 total donors. Thank you to all of our amazing donors who helped make this happen. You can still make a gift toward this area or to any other fund across campus. Thank you, and Go Bulldogs!

99 days ago by Sydney Talley

Donor Map
Student Organization Competition
Organization NameDonorsRaised ($)
Samford Catholic Student Association0$0
Black Student Union0$0
Alpha Tau Omega5$45
Spanish Club1$20
Barbell Society0$0
Alpha Phi Alpha0$0
A Capella Choir0$0
Air Force ROTC0$0
Samford College Democrats0$0
Blacksmiths of Samford0$0
Sigma Nu0$0
League of Women Voters0$0
Kappa Delta1$5
RANSOM1$5
Lambda Chi Alpha0$0
Sam Gogh0$0
Gospel Choir0$0
Latino Student Organization0$0
Phi Mu5$55
Neuroscience Club0$0
German Club0$0
Samford Writers Club1$5
Delta Sigma Theta0$0
Samford Chinese Students and Scholars Association0$0
French Club0$0
Fellowship of Christian Athletes0$0
International Club0$0
DREAM - Disability Rights, Education, Activism and Mentoring0$0
SAC (Student Activities Council)1$10
Entre Nous0$0
SGA (Student Government Association)2$15
Samford Brass Association0$0
Alpha Omicron Pi1$50
Athletic Bands0$0
Beta Theta Pi0$0
Alpha Kappa Alpha0$0
International Justice Mission0$0
YoungLife1$5
Community of Samford Gamers0$0
Delta Delta Delta0$0
Sigma Chi10$110
Samford College Republicans1$10
Chi Omega3$15
Wesley Fellowship0$0
Outdoor Adventure Club6$50
Pi Kappa Phi10$90
Alpha Delta Pi34$595
Zeta Tau Alpha2$30
Alumni Donors by Class
Graduation YearDonorsRaised ($)
19852$125
19988$805
19862$1,010
19812$1,100
19641$500
19721$500
19682$1,500
19651$30
19600$0
19752$125
19844$4,820
19712$1,000
19884$875
20023$250
20014$455
20149$3,020
202012$500
19907$1,900
201311$635
199918$4,250
200018$8,215
201510$1,590
202320$770
200920$3,815
19766$5,504
20169$880
199611$4,280
19926$431
201112$1,040
19798$2,260
202121$1,199
200812$1,320
19736$1,100
199312$1,625
19709$675
20106$450
201220$2,245
200310$1,310
199411$3,140
201712$890
201917$1,760
200512$1,098
200412$1,885
201813$755
196912$12,400
19877$2,450
19676$5,350
202214$825
19809$1,305
19773$180
198910$1,200
199110$865
19612$350
20065$510
200710$945
19632$250
19744$300
19838$7,000
19623$450
199712$4,925
19661$50
19786$1,600
19959$1,200
19821$1,000
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon36%Alumni
Book icon12%Students
Friends icon7%Student Orgs
Parent icon12%Parents
Friends icon6%Parents of Alumni
Suitcase icon34%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon5%Friends
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Advocates

Alabama Nurses Foundation photo
Alabama Nurses Foundation
Heart icon matched 49 gifts for a total of $12,500
Jack Swallow photo
Jack Swallow
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Orlean Beeson School of Education Dean's Advisory Board photo
Orlean Beeson School of Education Dean's Advisory Board
Gave $5,475 during a Challenge!
Community Advocates photo
generated 258 clicks and 36 gifts, totaling $5,465
Dorothy Swindle photo
Dorothy Swindle
Gave $5,000 during a Challenge!
Dean Douglas A. Sweeney photo
Dean Douglas A. Sweeney
Heart icon matched a total of $2,400
Rod Hovater photo
Rod Hovater
Gave $2,000 during a Challenge!
Lori Sullivan photo
generated 103 clicks and 26 gifts, totaling $1,870
Sharon Smith photo
Sharon Smith
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
Robert Swann photo
Robert Swann
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000