A Letter from the President

Here, dedicated faculty, staff and students join to create a community of learning and faith like no other. The beauty of Samford’s campus is virtually matchless, but it pales in comparison to the quality of our people. From the classrooms and laboratories to the artistic stages and athletic venues, the minds and souls of Samford people make the real difference. Samford people bring the best. They are demanding and compassionate; they know the importance of engaging the world with a faith that calls them to serve.

I often say that we drink from cisterns we did not dig and sit in the shade of trees we did not plant. Forever Samford is our opportunity to be water and shade for current and future generations of students, alumni, and employees, and for the local and global communities we serve.

Forever Samford is a six-year, $300-million-dollar capital campaign. It is the largest undertaking of its kind in Samford’s 175-year history. This booklet will tell you more about what we hope to accomplish, and why your investment is critical to our success.

Centered on the certainty of Christ, Samford is a place of hope for inspired servant leaders. Please join me in ensuring that Samford continues to prepare and send dedicated, thoughtful, ethical people out into a world that so desperately needs them.

Andrew Westmoreland, President

Latest Updates

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Samford Center for Congregational Resources Gets $1.5 Million Lilly Grant

Samford University's Center for Congregational Resources (CCR) has received a $1.5 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to develop a plan to help congregations and their participants "discover and claim their Christian callings," said CCR director Michael K. Wilson.  
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New $1.1 Million Grant to Help Support Samford’s Center for Worship and the Arts

The center is celebrating its fifth anniversary and launching several new initiatives thanks to the additional grant. 
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Giving Appreciated Stock Can Benefit Donors and Samford

When you make a gift of an appreciated stock to a qualified charity such as Samford University, you can benefit in several ways.