Students in Philanthropy

Commencement 2017


Students learn the importance of giving back to their future alma mater through the example set by alumnae. They connect with alumnae during the Hollins Fund Phonathon, getting a glimpse of the important role they will soon fill, hearing why philanthropy is meaningful to alumnae, and providing a window into campus life for those who answer Hollins’ call. Students receive first-hand experience in fundraising and the satisfaction of giving through the Senior Legacy Program. These key initiatives help students understand the importance of giving back to their alma mater:

Senior Legacy Program

The Senior Legacy Program introduces students to the importance of giving to Hollins through volunteerism and philanthropy. Senior Legacy committee members volunteer their time and talent to increase awareness among their classmates about the Hollins Fund. Senior Legacy gifts to the Hollins Fund not only support the Hollins experience but also foster a spirit of giving back among the senior class.

Senior Legacy Committee

Whitney McWilliams, 2018 Senior Legacy Chair

Roshaye Graham

Amelia Verkerk

Paris Williams

Interested in joining the Senior Legacy Committee? Please contact Kerry Kinnison, Associate Director of the Hollins Fund.

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Senior Legacy Committee


Hollins Day of Giving
March 8, 2018

Senior Legacy Soiree
April 29, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Lorimer House

Senior Brunch
May 16, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Botetourt Reading Room
The senior class will be celebrated and welcomed into the Hollins Alumnae Association.

Sunday, May 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Front Quadrangle.
The Senior Legacy gift will be announced.


Hollins students call alumnae/i to share campus news, confirm contact information, and ask for support of Hollins through a gift to the Hollins Fund. Student callers also enjoy connecting with alumnae and sharing Hollins experiences.

Phonathon Caller

Hollins Calling

Hollins students call alumnae/i during the fall and spring semesters. Watch for the 540 area code and answer the phone to talk to a student. We hope you enjoy chatting with a student, sharing your Hollins story, and making your Hollins Fund gift in support of current Hollins students.

Hollins Fund Phonathon Tinker Mountain Challenge 2017

Tinker Day Challenge

Last fall, 130 alumnae met the Tinker Day Challenge and had their names hiked up Tinker Mountain for making a gift with a Phonathon student caller. They received a special Tinker Day Thank You from the students who posed on senior rock for a picture with each name.

Phonathon Student Callers

Fall applications will be accepted in September, 2018. Please contact Kerry Kinnison, Associate Director of the Hollins Fund.