It was because of a single gift in 1855 that Hollins received its name. It’s where our sense of generosity comes from and we carry it with us to this day.

We still need your support to continue a tradition of excellence in educating young women. Learn more about how you can make our great women’s university even greater.

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Elizabeth “Libby” Hall McDonnell ’62 and her husband, James S. McDonnell III, have arranged a commitment through the JSM Charitable Trust of $20 million for our unrestricted endowment. 

The McDonnells hope their gift will inspire others who love Hollins to respond by making their very best gift to Hollins this year.

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$20 Million Commitment
Hollins Receives Largest Single Gift Commitment in 175-Year History

How to Make Your Gift

Every Gift Makes a Difference!

Recurring Gift Option
Make Your Gift Through Monthly Installments

Annual Report on Giving 2015-16

Hollins continues to grow and thrive because of the generosity of its donors. We are deeply grateful to the alumnae/i and friends who support Hollins so abundantly each year.

The list of donors for our 2015-2016 fiscal year is now available. You can click here to view the annual report on giving (PDF).


2015-16 Gift Report
Recognizing our generous donors

Honor Hollins’ 175th anniversary by joining the 175 Club! Gifts with the number “175” made between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 earn your membership – whether you make a gift of $175,000 or $17.50, you’re in the club. A minimum gift of $17.50 is required.

Members are listed on the website and noted on the annual gift report. See current members.


Join the 175 Club!
Make Your Gift in Honor of Hollins' 175th Anniversary

Classes strive for Reunion Class Giving Awards recognizing the largest gifts and the highest participation in giving. Totals and participation for each class are announced during the Alumnae Celebration on Saturday.

Click here for current reunion class giving results

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Reunion Giving
Class Gifts and Participation in Honor of Their Reunion Year

Your Gift Matters

Your gift to Hollins has a direct impact on students’ abilities to learn, experiment, grow, and thrive.

Every Gift
is important and impacts students' lives


Hollins traveled to San Francisco for our annual weekend to honor 1842 Society and Miss Matty’s Circle donors.

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San Francisco
November 4-6, 2016

giving societies

Members who give $1,842 or more during the year are invited to special events with the president and trustees. Those who have graduated within the last 14 years can enter the 1842 Society through Miss Matty’s Circle.

questions? contact us.

Institutional Advancement Office