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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Day of Giving

On April 27, 2017, we surpassed our goal when 754 donors were inspired to give the gift of Hollins!

Our amazing donors gave $192,250 in just 24 hours! With the matching gift from our generous anonymous donor, you raised a total of $384,500 for the Day of Giving!*

Congratulations to the Class of 2002 for having the most donors with an incredible 44 classmates participating!

Click here to see the top ten leaders!

Don’t miss all the inspiring stories! Search #hollinspire on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

*New Hollins Fund gifts, pledges, and pledge payments will continue to be matched up to the $250,000 Challenge.

You Did It!
We surpassed the goal!

$10,000,000 Challenge!

Hollins has received an unprecedented and extraordinary challenge in honor of our 175th year! An anonymous donor will commit $5 million to Hollins if, and only if, we can raise $10 million in new gifts and pledges for any purpose by June 30, 2017. 

This offer was inspired by the stunning commitment of $20 million from Elizabeth “Libby” Hall McDonnell ’62 and husband, James, through the JSM Charitable Trust. 

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All In for Ten
Make Your Gift to Make the Goal!

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 Giving Options
Set up your sustaining gift or installment pledge today!

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
1842 Society Weekend in Washington DC

1842 SOCIETY Weekend in Washington, D.C.

Hollins travels to Washington, D.C., for our annual weekend to honor The 1842 Society and Miss Matty’s Circle donors November 3-5, 2017.

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Washington, D.C.
November 3-5, 2017

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