Samford University Giving

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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Herron Family Scholarship Offers Life-Changing International Opportunities
The family of Samford University alumnus Keith Herron ’86 has created a new scholarship to help make international study possible for Samford students who might not otherwise be able to participate.  
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Education Alumna Funds Scholarship for Math and Science Educators
Education alumna Pamela Yau Smith and her husband Bill have established The Bill and Pam Smith Family Foundation scholarship for students pursuing a career in elementary education, with preference given to those who are passionate about teaching mathematics and science. 
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Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing Receives $2.1 Million Grant to Help Ease the National Shortage of Nurse Educators
Samford University’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing has received more than $2.1 million to help make graduate nursing education more affordable for currently practicing or teaching nurses committed to careers in nursing education.