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Introducing the 1841 Society
Founded in 1841, Samford University has long benefited from the generosity of others. Formerly known as the DeVotie Society, the 1841 Society will pay tribute to our rich history while recognizing alumni and friends who have completed a planned gift to Samford.
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Samford Community Rallies Together to Exceed Annual Giving Day Goals
On April 9, Samford University celebrated Samford Giving Day 2024. After almost a decade of being known as The Big Give, University Advancement refreshed the campaign in 2023 to feature a more consistent, simplified message. Samford Giving Day is now a 24-hour event for collective support of areas all over campus.
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New Vulcan Materials Company/Bennie Bumpers Scholarship Supports Samford Risk Management and Insurance Students
The Vulcan Materials Company/Bennie Bumpers Endowed Scholarship supports students studying risk management and insurance and honors the career of Bennie Bumpers '63.  
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New Scholarship Established to Support Married Students
Samford University is blessed to have supportive and involved alumni like Sandy ’81 and Steve ’81 Eubanks. After already having one endowed scholarship in honor of Sandy Eubanks’ father, they decided to endow one this year in honor of Steve Eubanks’ parents, Barbara ’70 and William ’70 Eubanks.
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Faith and Community Inspire Alumnus to Give to Historic Project
Scott Smith ’91 was drawn to Samford University’s sense of faith and community, specifically through football. Smith comes from a family full of Samford graduates, and because of his experience, Smith is dedicated to giving back to current and future bulldogs. That's why the lifelong accountant is investing in students through giving to the new Campus Recreation, Wellness and Athletic Complex.
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Nathan Barham - From Student-Athlete to Inaugural Advancement Fellow
Nathan Barham ’23 knows firsthand how formative the Samford experience is for students’ futures.
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New Legacy League Scholarship Serves as Tool for Ministry
Chizuru Elliott embodies Gospel ministry, using her incredible cooking skills, heart for teaching and gift of hospitality to be the hands and feet of Jesus. She views the new Elliott Family Legacy League Scholarship as a way to minister to students who have faced tremendous challenges by providing them with transformational educational experiences. She prays its recipients will view the scholarship as the Lord’s provision and experience deepened faith as a result.
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New Scholarship Established to Honor Two Grandmothers of Incredible Faith
The Stephens Dempsey Endowed Scholarship was recently established and funded by Bill ’97 and Ingrid Lunsford in honor of two inspiring women in their lives.
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Risk Management and Insurance Scholarship Renamed in Memory of Alumnus Logan Deen
The Risk Management and Insurance Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship has been renamed in memory of one of the board’s founding members, Logan Deen ’12.
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Samford Pharmacy Alum Donates $2.5M Toward Student Scholarships
An alumnus from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy is administering a generous dose of philanthropy. Francois Coutu ’81 recently agreed to donate $2.5 million toward student scholarships—the third-largest gift in Samford Pharmacy’s history.
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New Endowed Scholarship for Samford Business Majors Established by Brasfield & Gorrie
The Randall J. Freeman Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a rising senior business major with preference given to either students from Etowah County, Alabama, or those pursuing a real estate concentration.
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Endowed Scholarship Aims to Support Women in Ministry
Beeson Divinity School has been blessed beyond measure to have supporters who encourage its students to pursue their calls to ministry. A recent scholarship aims to continue that legacy through the Center for Women in Ministry.