Hollins Graduates are Making the World a Better Place

One of the things Hollins does best is instill in our students the belief that they can do anything. From sub-Saharan Africa to suburban America, Hollins graduates are making the world a better place. We aim to assure this legacy far into the future.

Your gift to Hollins provides students the foundation to grow, transform, and lead lives of consequenceOur greatest needs are:

Why Giving Matters - Hollins Fund

The Hollins Fund

Every aspect of the Hollins experience

Your gift to the Hollins Fund allows Hollins to recruit high-achieving students and provides them the resources to excel inside and outside of the classroom. The backbone of Hollins is her students and faculty. With your annual gift, you support the quality education Hollins students deserve.

The importance of reunion year giving

During a reunion year, alumnae commemorate their affection for Hollins by increasing their typical Hollins Fund gifts. Classes focus their fund raising efforts to increase participation and to compete for various giving awards announced at the alumnae celebration in the chapel during reunion weekend.

Why Giving Matters - Scholarships


Attract the brightest students to Hollins

Given that financial aid is the fastest-growing component of our budget, increasing our merit- and need-based scholarships is vital to ensure that talented students will have access to a Hollins education.

Honor a loved one, in perpetuity

A named scholarship provides a unique and lasting opportunity to impact Hollins in perpetuity. Naming a scholarship in honor or in memory of a loved one ensures their legacy lives on at Hollins in perpetuity.

Give to an existing endowed scholarship

Your gift to an existing scholarship will bring it to a higher level, providing even more funding for deserving students.

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A career program of distinction

Hollins is building a distinctive program of experiential learning, including career preparation for our students. Hollins’ Career Development and Life Design is attracting the attention of prospective students, eager to take advantage of the full range of programs geared to their success. Your support of CDLD will create amazing outcomes for these future alumnae.

Signature Internship Program

Alumnae are providing access to an exceptional array of internships in Washington, DC, New York, and other locations. These signature internships provide stipends and housing for the students participating. You will help secure this program through a gift to internship endowment.

Give to current-use internship funds

Your gift to support current-use internship funds will allow Hollins the flexibility to provide funding for a student’s internship immediately.

Why Giving Matters - Student Life

Student life

Improving the spaces where students have fun and work

Thanks to the generosity of our alumnae and a grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, Moody Center and the Center for Learning Excellence (CLE) have received extensive renovations, creating new spaces for the Student Government Association, the Intercultural Center, and the Commuter Lounge, and relocating the CLE to the library, giving easier access to resources.

Why Giving Matters - Buildings

Maintaining and Updating Historic Buildings

The historic campus requires constant upkeep and loving care, and today’s students need amenities like wireless dorms. Your gift keeps Hollins growing while maintaining her historical integrity.

Why Giving Matters - Endowment


A sound investment

The endowment provides the financial foundation for Hollins. The larger the endowment, the greater our ability to meet the growing expectations for scholarships and financial assistance for the students of the future.

Your gift to the unrestricted endowment gives Hollins the flexibility to respond quickly to timely opportunities or changing demands of today’s academic environment and strengthens our ability to meet our mission for years to come.


Contact the Institutional Advancement Office to learn more about giving to Hollins!


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What Your Gift Can Do at Hollins


Current-use funds in the amount of $10,000 can provide current-year scholarship support to students, funds for internships, or support for faculty or student research.


Endowed funds of $25,000 can provide support for one of the following:

  • Research: funds for undergraduate student or faculty projects
  • Faculty: endow a faculty compensation fund
  • Study Abroad: financial assistance to enable a student to go abroad
  • Science Equipment:
  • Landscaping: “adopt” a portion of the Hollins campus to sustain


A gift of $50,000 will endow a fund that can support:

  • Study Abroad: enable one or more students who need financial assistance to participate in a study abroad experience.
  • Faculty: endow an individual faculty development fund, which can be designated for a specific academic program or general area, such as science, humanities, or social science.
  • Internships: travel and lodging for student interns


Scholarship or fellowship: A gift of $100,000 will endow a named scholarship or graduate fellowship, providing approximately $5,000 per year to a deserving student or students. Over her four years at Hollins, that makes a big difference to a student’s indebtedness.


Endowed research program: A gift of $200,000 will create and name an endowed research program benefiting senior- and junior-level faculty and student assistants.


Full-tuition scholarship: A leadership gift of $500,000 will endow a competitive full-tuition scholarship in perpetuity. Scholarships can be designated as unrestricted, need-based, merit-based, or for a specific academic program.