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A Friend's Planned Gift: A Source for Increased Scholarship Support

A Friend's Planned Gift: A Source for Increased Scholarship Support

Alumnae and friends of the College are providing scholarship assistance for Spelman students through planned gifts. Cherie Stawasz, the owner of a New York public relations firm, had never visited Spelman's campus nor was she acquainted with a professor or alumnae of the College. However, she heard of Spelman and identified with its mission to empower young women of color. While terminally ill, she made provisions for the College to receive a bequest of $737,188 for scholarship support from her estate. Ms. Stawasz succumbed to cancer in 2004.


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