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.
We gratefully acknowledge our generous and loyal donors who support Hollins. Thank you for your gifts. The following webpages recognize those gifts made to Hollins University during the 2012-2013 fiscal year (gifts received July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013).