Sammy Spann Scholarship Fund

100% of $25,000 goal
This campaign ended on August 10, 2021, but you can still make a gift to The University of Toledo by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorNicole Coulter matched $250

Students and alumni alike have been impacted by Dr. Sammy Spann.  As a surprise to thank him for this impact, the Sammy Spann Scholarship is being created. After a few initial texts and messages were sent to some of Dr. Spann's coworkers, friends, current and former students, over $3,600 was raised toward the $25,000 goal! 

Currently, Sammy is serving as the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students at The University of Toledo.  He has a genuine passion for helping students succeed while in college and as a result, he has touched so many lives.

Dr. Spann has been fortunate to combine his passion for travel with his profession, and traveled extensively in over 72 countries around the world. Sammy works closely with several international and domestic student groups on campus and mentoring minority students.

The Sammy Spann Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or a graduate student who has a grade point average of at least a 2.0 and is involved on campus. 

Please join us in making a gift to honor Dr. Spann and thank him for the impact he continues to have on students at The University of Toledo.

A message from Dr. Sammy Spann

A new video has been uploaded to the campaign with an update and a message from Dr. Sammy Spann. Please check it out!

Gifts continue to come in and we are grateful for this! If anyone would like to make a gift, they may go to to do so.

Thank you and GO ROCKETS!

587 days ago by Erin Hafner
Four More Days!

The support for the Dr. Sammy Spann Scholarship has been astounding! Thank you to each and every one of you for your enthusiasm in spreading the word and sharing on social media about the scholarship.

With four days left until the end of the scholarship campaign, we are just $2,076 away from reaching the goal of $25,000! By hitting this dollar goal, it will ensure the legacy of Sammy continues in perpetuity at The University of Toledo.

If you would like to help spread the word about the scholarship one more time and help us finish strong, please click on the share buttons on the campaign page.

People may make pledges to the campaign so they can donate a small amount monthly to make a large impact over time. 

Again, thank you for your generosity in honoring Dr. Spann!

608 days ago by Erin Hafner
A New Video and a New Goal!

We have added a new video to the campaign to show Dr. Sammy Spann's reaction to receiving news about this scholarship being created in his honor. 

We have also increased the goal for the campaign. In order to endow the scholarship, $25,000 is needed. Originally, the plan was to fundraise over a two-year period. The support for this scholarship has been so overwhelming, we have decided to change this to a one-year project.  With your help, we are confident we will be able to reach the $25,000 goal!

You can help by sharing this link via social media with others who have been impacted by Dr. Spann's support and kindness.  

If you have questions about how to help, please contact Erin Hafner at 419.530.8477 or at

Thank you and Go Rockets!

650 days ago by Erin Hafner

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