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Dream the Boldest Dreams is an endowed scholarship in honor of Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, the first black woman president of Spelman College—a college founded specifically to educate Black women.  This scholarship is a way for all of us to make bold dreams a reality for the next generation.  To quote the motto of Spelman College, it is a choice to change the world.

 

BECOME A CHARTER MEMBER

Make a $5000 or more donation to become a Charter Member. You will also receive special acknowledgment in the Souvenir Book that will be gifted to Dr. Cole and made available to all participants in addition to having your photo and a special message to Dr. Cole displayed on the Donor Wall. Sign up below to secure your spot and receive next steps!

JOIN THE CIRCLE OF DREAMerS

Your gift of $1000 or more will reserve your spot in the Circle of Dreamers, inclusion in the beautiful Souvenir Book that will be gifted to Dr. Cole and made available to all participants, and enable you to send a special note to Dr. Cole on the Donor Wall. Sign up below to receive information.

MAKE A GIFT

Your gift of any size is greatly appreciated and will enable your name to appear on the Donor Wall.  Donations are made directly to Spelman College by clicking the button below. Be sure to select "Dream the Boldest Dreams" under Designations.

"What you give ought to be in direct relationship to what you've received. If you have been blessed with a great deal, then you have a lot of giving to do."

-- Johnnetta B. Cole

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"While it is true that without a vision the people perish, it is doubly true that without action the people and their vision perish as well."

-- Johnnetta B. Cole

"Faced with what seems like an impossible task, a group of folks will do well to remember the African proverb: When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion."

-- Johnnetta B. Cole

 

C'91 CHARTER MEMBERS

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C'91 CHARTER MEMBERS

Tayari Jones
Sabrena McBride
Angelite Armento-McWhorter
Cherry Collier, Ph.D.
Danielle 'Delirous' Oakry
Danyale Price
Greetchen Satcher
Kim Hines Bullock
Kirsten Lollis
Lori Ann Guy
Malauna Crivens Hogan, Ph.D.
Moraima "Mo" Ivory
Nicole Avery
Dr. Nicole Evans Ross
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“DR. COLE, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SPECIAL PRIVILEGE TO BE YOUR "CLASSMATE"! I AM DELIGHTED AND HONORED TO CONTRIBUTE TO DREAM THE BOLDEST DREAMS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN YOUR HONOR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GRACE, WISDOM, & LEADERSHIP. YOUR LEGACY CONTINUES!"

Kimberly E. Woods Weaver, C'91

“THANK YOU FOR BEING A BEACON OF INSPIRATION, DR. COLE!"

Kimberly Geddings Arrindell, C'91

“I AM VERY EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THIS SCHOLARSHIP AND HONORING OUR SPECIAL CLASSMATE DR. COLE."

Leah Johnson, C'91

"DR. COLE, THANK YOU FOR LIVING AN INSPIRING LIFE. YOUR LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN IMPECCABLE! YOU WERE AN AMAZING ROLE MODEL FOR US!" 

Stephanie Jackson Evans, C'91

“THIS INITIATIVE IS BEAUTIFUL AND WILL BE LIFE-CHANGING FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS. I'M THRILLED TO BE ALONGSIDE THIS GROUP OF CHARTER CLASSMATES IN SUPPORT OF AN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP HONORING DR. COLE, OUR LIVING TREASURE!" 

DeAndrea Beasley Berry, C'91

“TEARS ROLLING AS I READ THIS. COUNT ME IN!"

Kim Weaver, C'91

“DR. COLE YOU INSPIRED ME AS A STUDENT AND YOU CONTINUE TO INSPIRE ME NOW."

Cynthia Bowman, C'91

“THIS IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL! SO GLAD YOU SISTERS GOT TOGETHER AND MOVED THIS FORWARD!"

Nicole Venable
Shauna Trower
Sher'ree Kellogg
Theresako Jones Harris
Tess Vismale
Raquel Morgan Tillman
Shaun Hunter Green
Cathon Bush Threat
Yolanda Watson Spiva, Ph.D.
Sue Levy
Stacey Byers Walker
Shirley Greene
Kecia Harris, Ph.D.
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Dionne Ferguson, C'91

“COUNT ME IN!! THIS IS A FANTASTIC WAY TO HONOR THE EVERLASTING BOND BETWEEN THE CLASS OF 1991 AND DR. COLE. SHE WILL ALWAYS BE "OUR" SISTER PRESIDENT!"

CIRCLE OF DREAMERS

Dr. V. Leah Johnson
Kelly Darnell
Dorian Brown Crosby, Ph.D.
Bernice Green
Tonya Holmes
Monique Fountain Hanna
Kara Olidge
Beth Espy
Tracey Kearney
Kimberly Geddings Arrindell
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Dorian Brown Crosby, Ph.D., C'91

"I'M IN!!!"

Carletta Jones, C'91

"JUST DONATED! SO PROUD OF YOUR HARD WORK AND THE CHARTER MEMBERS." 

Jill Ashton Hughes, C'91

"DEAR DR. COLE, YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING TO US. WE ARE HONORED TO BE A BLESSING TO YOU!" 

Kecia Harris, C'91

CIRCLE OF DREAMERS

DeAndrea Beasley Berry
Johnette Stubs
Stephanie Jackson Evans
MIchelle Saunders Staes
Leah Michelle Upshaw
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Michelle Washington
Kimberly Woods Weaver
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"Everything about this gift is intensely special. It is a gift that makes it possible for young women who are the first in their families to go to college to receive a baccalaureate degree. It is a gift that puts into practice a belief that I share with my Spelman sisters who first arrived on Spelman's campus when I did. Namely, that doing for others is just the rent you pay for your room on earth."
                                                                     -  Johnnetta B. Cole

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