Salem Academy and College Exceeds 250th Anniversary Campaign Goal by Raising More than $15 Million

Salem Academy and College Exceeds 250th Anniversary Campaign Goal by Raising More than $15 Million

Press Release For Immediate Release
February 14, 2023

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (FEBRUARY 14, 2023)—Salem Academy and College is celebrating the success of its 250th anniversary campaign, which raised more than $15 million and exceeded its original goal of $12.5 million.

“Our 250th campaign emphasized the impact of programs, the power of place and the importance of people—our Academy and College students, faculty and staff,” Salem Academy and College President Summer J. McGee, Ph.D., CPH said. “All funds from the campaign will provide support for the programs and faculty that educate tomorrow’s leaders as well as several important campus upgrades.”

The funds raised during the 15-month campaign will support endowed and current use student scholarships, update important student areas such as the Academy’s Babcock lounge and the May Dell outdoor amphitheater and renovate the historic Rondthaler-Gramley House to become a center for leadership. The campaign also raised funds for the Academy and College annual funds, which support the Academy’s STEAM programming and the College’s health leadership focus.

“We are profoundly grateful for the generous support of Salem’s alumnae, faculty and staff and the entire community for helping us exceed our goal by more than $2.5 million,” McGee added. “The special 250th anniversary campaign is one that will long live in Salem’s history, and while we acknowledge and celebrate Salem’s past, we are even more thrilled to look toward a very bright future for the Academy and College.”

About Salem Academy and College

Salem Academy and College, celebrating 250 years and built upon a foundation of empowering and preparing girls and women from all around the world to effect change, shatter expectations and lead. Exclusively focused on developing tomorrow’s health leaders and change agents in STEAM fields and liberal arts.

Salem Academy and College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a vibrant college town known for arts and innovation. For more information about Salem Academy, please visit For more information about Salem College, please visit