Published on June 5, 2017  

The number is so large that it is difficult to comprehend, so it is helpful to look at personal examples.  Stephen Black, President of Impact America, wrote to me last week to express his thanks for the participation of our students (undergrads and law students at Cumberland) in a program to provide free tax preparation for low-income, working families.  According to Mr. Black, “This tax season, 21 Samford and Cumberland Law students volunteered at free tax preparation sites across Birmingham and Bessemer to help prepare over 2,500 tax returns for working families, securing them more than $3.9 million in tax refunds and saving them $1 million in commercial tax preparation fees.”  He offered additional thanks to Allison Nanni, Caroline Janeway and Alyssa DiRusso of our faculty and staff for their help in coordinating Samford’s involvement.

The world is better because of Samford’s “service to God, to family, to one another, and to the community.”

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.