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Bittle and Charlotte Porterfield '68

The Little Fund That Grew

In 1972, Margaret Holmes Kelley, mother of recent graduate Charlotte Kelley Porterfield '68, made a $1,000 gift in memory of her father and Charlotte's grandfather, Forrest Shepperson Holmes. Mrs. Kelley didn't know at the time how she wanted the money used. She didn't decide for more than 25 years, but throughout that time she kept adding to the fund. By the time she signed an endowment agreement for the Forrest Shepperson Holmes Scholarship in 2000, it was worth $25,000.

 

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Giving Societies

The 1842 Society

The 1842 Society

Honoring the year Hollins was founded, The 1842 Society provides special recognition to alumnae/i, parents, and friends who give $1,842 or more during the year to any designation at Hollins. Members are invited to special events with the president and trustees and are listed in a prominent location in our Annual Report on Giving.

All members of The 1842 Society and Miss Matty’s Circle are invited to a special cocktail reception celebrating their dedication to Hollins at the President’s house the Friday evening of Reunion, and to an annual weekend celebration exclusively for these leadership level donors.

The 1842 Society weekend was held in New York City, November 8-10, 2013. The next weekend will be held in November 2014 in Dallas, Texas.



>> Current Members

>> Annual Weekend for 1842 Society and Miss Matty's Circle donors

 

President's Society $50,000 and up
Founder's Society $25,000 - 49,999
Quadrangle Society $10,000 - 24,999
Main Society $5,000 - 9,999
Carvin Society $2,500 - 4,999
Botetourt Society $1,842 - 2,499
Miss Matty's Circle

Miss Matty's CircleMiss Matty's Circle honors Matty Cocke, daughter of Hollins' founder, president of Hollins from 1901 to 1933, and the first woman to head a college in Virginia. "Miss Matty" led Hollins through a transitional period in academics as, for the first time, the school offered a four-year bachelor of arts program. Miss Matty's Circle recognizes young alumnae who are leadership donors; these donors enjoy full membership in the 1842 Society.

All members of The 1842 Society and Miss Matty’s Circle are invited to a special cocktail reception celebrating their dedication to Hollins at the President’s house the Friday evening of Reunion, and to an annual weekend celebration exclusively for these leadership level donors.

The 1842 Society weekend was held in New York City, November 8-10, 2013. The next weekend will be held in November 2014 in Dallas, Texas.


>> Current Members

>> Annual Weekend for 1842 Society and Miss Matty's Circle donors

 

10-14 years since graduation $1,000 - 1,841
5-9 years since graduation $500 - 1,841
1-4 years since graduation $250 - 1,841
The Green and the Gold Society

The Green and the Gold Society recognizes the important role played by those alumnae/i, parents, and friends that consistently support Hollins. Donors to any designation at Hollins for five or more consecutive years are honored with a star symbol next to their names in our Annual Report on Giving. Membership is also extended to recent alumnae/i who have given every year since graduation.

 

Marian Wolff Young Society

Marian Wolff Young '29 Society

Named in honor of Marian Wolff Young ’29, who made a gift to Hollins every year from her graduation until her death in 2008 – nearly 80 years! The Marian Wolff Young society recognizes lifetime giving to Hollins. Orginally open only to the class of 1999 and younger, which is when the society was created, starting in the 2012-13 fiscal year the Marian Wolff Young society is open to all class years.

Donors who give every year since graduation are recognized with a Y next to the name in the Annual Report on Giving and receive a ribbon to wear at Reunion denoting their membership in this society.

 

 

 

Levavi Oculos

Levavi Oculos SocietyThe university motto, Levavi Oculos (from the 121st Psalm: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills"), emphasizes leadership and service in accord with the Hollins value and traditions. This lifetime giving society honors Hollins' most generous donors whose cumulative gifts surpass $1 million.

Levavi Oculos member names are engraved on a marble frieze located along the walkway between East and Pleasants on campus.



Levavi Oculos Society

 

 

 

The Heritage Society

The Heritage Society honors those alumnae/i, parents, and friends who have generously made a bequest provision or planned gift commitment for Hollins in their estate plans.