Our Mission

The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is a 501(c) (3) organization and the official organization that supports Spelman College, a historically Black college for women, through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, community service, and recognition of Spelman women. Spelman alumnae are over 20,000 strong, residing in 47 states and 56 countries. The Association provides, encourages and promotes growth and development of alumnae through leadership opportunities and partnership alliances. NAASC actively seeks to involve all former students and graduates in the fulfillment of its purpose. NAASC is governed by an elected board of Spelman alumnae.

The Phoenix Chapter (Phoenix - NAASC) serves over 75 alumnae in the Phoenix metropolitan area and in the state of Arizona. The chapter fosters the national mission through its many activities including an annual scholarship fundraiser, annual scholarship giving, mentoring current students, an annual college summit, social and professional networking events, community service, and through supporting and volunteering at local college fairs.

The chapter’s mission is to:

  1. Promote the growth of Spelman through financial support;

  2. Sustain interest in the welfare of the College;

  3. Stimulate interest among young women to attend Spelman;

  4. Provide a channel of communication between Phoenix Alumnae and Spelman;

  5. Unite and promote fellowship among Spelman women; and

  6. Promote the continuing growth and development of alumnae through mutual self-help, leadership opportunities, and various cooperative activities.

Chapter Commitment

The Phoenix Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College is committed to supporting the uninhibited education of Black women and girls while reclaiming the local sisterhood. We as a chapter are dedicated to becoming actively involved in our local, and overall global Spelman sisterhood.