The first major gift to Hollins was $5,000 from John and Ann Halsey Hollins of Lynchburg in 1855. In gratitude, the trustrees changed the name of the school to Hollins Institute. Ann Halsey and her husband made the generous gift because they shared Charles Lewis Cocke's belief that young women had as much right to an education as did their brothers.
Where would Hollins be today without the foresight and generosity of the Hollins' in 1855?
Hollins today needs your support — to continue a tradition of excellence in educating young women.
The Hollins Career Center is featuring a fresh new look and greater functionality, thanks to the generosity of an alumna trustee. Renovations to the center's first floor location in West Building, made possible by the financial support of Linda Lorimer '74 and Charley Ellis (pictured), were completed in conjunction with the beginning of Spring Term 2013.