"Everything about this gift is intensely special. It is a gift that makes it possible for young women who are the first in their families to go to college to receive a baccalaureate degree. It is a gift that puts into practice a belief that I share with my Spelman sisters who first arrived on Spelman's campus when I did. Namely, that doing for others is just the rent you pay for your room on earth."
- Johnnetta B. Cole