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Recent Gifts

  • $100,000 from the Cannon Foundation of Concord, NC to renovate the lecture hall and entrance of the College science building.  Among the many improvements in the renovation plan are a glass-enclosed entrance within the foyer and new seating, lighting, and technology to enhance the lecture hall.  The Cannon Foundation has generously granted $450,000 over the last decade to renovate science laboratories and purchase high quality equipment.
  • $190,000 in scholarships to 20 students on behalf of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, which has provided scholarship support to both the Academy and College for more than 20 years with grants totaling more than $1.8 million.
  • $100,000 from the Cobb Foundation bringing their total campaign giving to $600,000. The foundation's leadership gifts have helped restore Single Sisters House, develop state-of-the-art science laboratories at the College, enhance the Women in Science and Mathematics program and build the Rhoda Ware Cobb C'61 Scholarship Fund.
  • Bequest established by Sarah Jetton C'35 of Davidson, North Carolina, whose pioneering career included serving as CEO of American Credit Corporation, where she worked for 34 years, to provide unrestricted support for the College.
  • An estate gift from Evelyn Tatum Traver C'51, who studied music at Salem and spent 30 years teaching elementary school and holding private piano lessons in her home, has established a large scholarship to support Salem's School of Music with help from her stepson, Raymond Traver, of New York.
  • An estate gift from alumnae Doris Kimel A'28, C'32 of Greensboro, who passed away in April at the age of 98, will support the preservation of historic buildings on Salem's campus. Doris studied music at Salem and directed music programs in public schools across the country. In the 1960s, Doris worked on the North Carolina State Board of Education, where she traveled to schools all over the state to assess the quality of their music education programs. Doris made her gift in memory of her mother, Emma Kimel, who served as head of dining services at the College for many years, and her uncle, Edward Talley, head of grounds and maintenance for many years.  Doris lived in Single Sisters House as a child.

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