The Legacy League is a volunteer organization which works to provide life-changing scholarships to Samford University for deserving students with significant financial need. Funds are raised through contributions and annual special events including the Christmas Home Tour, Scholarship Luncheon and Scholarship Celebration.
The Legacy League seeks to create a vibrant, engaged, committed community dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students through scholarships.
The Legacy League works collaboratively with its members and the larger community to raise life-changing scholarships for students by creating:
- Awareness of who we are
- Opportunities for involvement
- Enthusiasm through inspirational programming
- Compassion for giving to others
Meetings, generally held on the second Thursday of October, November, March and April, feature educational and inspirational programs. Accomplished speakers, artists, musicians and authors are among the guests who provide enriching programs for the Legacy League.
The Legacy League offers numerous opportunities for involvement suitable for a variety of interests and schedules. Members may become involved in student care, special events, program plans and a variety of other meaningful and enjoyable endeavors.
In October 2011, the officers of the Samford University Auxiliary unveiled a new name: Legacy League, an Auxiliary of Samford University. The name was adopted in recognition of the long and distinguished history of support of the university by women--a legacy that lives on in material improvements to the campus, but more importantly, through the lives of students who receive scholarships.
The roots of the Legacy League can be traced to 1902, when the Howard College Co-operative Association was created to "cooperate with the board of trustees and president of the college in raising funds for the endowment and better equipment of the university." Successful projects carried out by missionary societies of several denominations created the momentum for the organization of the Howard College Auxiliary, which was formally founded by 16 women in 1925. The auxiliary supported Howard College, and later Samford University, by providing landscaping and furnishings, and meeting other needs as they arose. The organization later began offering need-based scholarships, which is now the primary mission of the Legacy League.