Published on February 1, 2012 by Brad Radice  

Thursday, February 2 , is Alabama Gives Day, a special opportunity for Samford family and friends to make a contribution to the university.  

If it were not for donors, students like Molly Cox, a Samford senior, would have missed out on the Samford experience.

“Financial assistance made this unique college experience a possibility for myself and 98 percent of other Samford students,” Molly explains.  “Without the generous contributions of Samford donors, I would have not benefited from those pieces of the Samford experience that are so distinct.”

Molly adds that Samford’s Christian setting has impacted her academics as well as her spiritual growth.

“My Samford education has given me four years of encouraging professors, financial support, and a spiritual journey that shaped who I am today.”

On Thursday, head to Alabama Gives Day: Samford University to pledge your support of Samford University.

As a member of the Class of 2012, Molly hopes you do.

“I have been blessed so much in the Samford community,” Molly says.  “This is why I have made a gift, and plan to continue after commencement in May.”


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.