校友的善良和慷慨, 朋友, 父母, faculty and staff who believe in this mission make it possible to offer quality education in a supportive environment with Christian values. Participation at any level shows your support and creates a distinct partnership between you and the Samford community.
Because the life and work of this special place is the result those who believe deeply in our mission and invest faithfully, the university is honored to recognize their commitments in the following ways:
Celebrating the spirit and enthusiasm of Mr. 拉尔夫·瓦尔多·Beeson, the Beeson社会 recognizes donors who establish a recurring gift of at least $60 per year to the school, 大学或基金由他们自己选择. Today, more than 500 alumni, 父母 and 朋友 have joined this society. Their ongoing generosity secures the Samford experience for current and future generations.
$1,500 to $4,999
总统的社会 is a unified group of donors who uphold Samford’s longstanding mission and invest in its future. Their generosity puts an outstanding education within reach of students, grows the size and scope of academic programs and enhances learning opportunities in a Christian environment.
$5,000 to $9,999
The Chairman Level of the President’s Society bears the name of the board of trustees’ chairman and captures the spirit that characterizes his work. A partnership with Samford at this level is an important contribution that places donors in the company of all those whose leadership helps shape the university.
成立于霍华德学院, the university we know today was built from the generosity of those with great vision. Today, Samford excels as a nationally ranked university and one of the best in the United States. Donors at this level perpetuate the great vision of our founders and aim to see Samford progress for future generations.
Samford has been sustained through the years by the generous gifts of many faithful 朋友. The university as we know it today is far removed from the college that opened with nine students and had the president as the only teacher. 在皇冠6686体育的历史上有过几次, 都是在马里恩的早期, 阿拉巴马州, 后来在伯明翰, 朋友 of Samford gave special assistance to keep the doors open. The 创始人圆 honors the people who are committed to making the Samford experience possible with annual financial commitments for at least 35 years.
Major 哈维尔克oodwin 戴维斯 served as president of the college during one of the most critical periods in its history—through the aftermath of the Great Depression and the effects of World War II to the relocation from East Lake to 首页wood. Thanks to his 创造力, courage and vision, the school not only survived, but thrived. The 哈维尔克oodwin 戴维斯 Society honors those who make up the 戴维斯’ challenge of continual progress at Samford.
A. P. 蒙塔古
A.P. 蒙塔古, president of the college from 1902 to 1912, emphasized the distinctiveness of a school unafraid to address the improvement of the whole person—mind, 身体和精神. 的一个.P. 蒙塔古 Society honors those who have given in support of Samford’s distinctive mission.
When the college faced the humiliation of public auction in 1884 to satisfy a legal judgment, 长期担任受托人J.B. 浪子和W.W. Wilkerson saved the college by purchasing its property and returning it to the college’s board of trustees. The Lovelace-Wilkerson Society honors those who give freely to Samford so that the school remained free to educate men and women for leadership and service.
塞缪尔·谢尔曼英镑, 霍华德学院的第一任校长, dedicated himself fully to the institution that would become 皇冠6686体育 when it had no funds, 没有教师, no students and only a single wooden building. The 塞缪尔·谢尔曼英镑 Society honors those who share Sherman’s intense dedication to the vision of what Samford can become.
Established in 1995 to memorialize founding trustee James H. DeVotie, the DeVotie社会 recognizes our present responsibility to plant shade trees under which we know we will never sit, and celebrates the many who have planted—and are planting—for the future, with planned gifts through their estates.