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Give towards the Lexington Benefit for Simmons College of Kentucky

Simmons Annual Fund

Did you know that Simmons’ tuition is only 1/3rd the actual cost of educating a student? Please assure their educational opportunity by donating toward full sponsorship of our students.

Simmons Is ME

Simmons Is ME uses small weekly or monthly recurring gifts to create a BIG impact on Louisville’s HBCU


Give the gift of education to a Simmons student by contributing towards a $8,397 per semester tuition.

Food Assistance

Help feed our students by providing funds for our food services programs.

Falcons Athletics

Provide unrestricted support for everything that keeps Simmons College focused on the lives of our students.

Marching Falcons

Students involved in music are more likely to achieve higher grades and complete their degrees. Support our Marching Falcons as they express the revolutionary sounds of our HBCU.


Build the fund that ensures the future of the mission of Simmons .

Donor Bill of Rights

At Simmons we are committed to financial integrity, wise stewardship, and respecting your rights as a donor.

Other Ways to Give


If you would like to talk to a real person to give:

Contact Claudette Linder

(502) 776‐1443, ext. 125


Office of Development Simmons College of Kentucky 1000 S. 4th St. Louisville, KY 40203

Development Team


Vice President


(502) 776‐1443 ext. 5169


Director of Community Engagement vpurdy@simmonscollegeky.edu

(502) 776‐1443 ext. 5149


Database Manager


(502) 776‐1443 ext. 5169

2019 Office of Development Report

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary too the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. I. To be informed of the Organization’s mission, of the way the Organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

  2. II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the Organization’s governing board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

  3. III. To have access to the Organization’s most recent financial statements.

  4. IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

  5. V. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

  6. VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

  7. VII. To expect that all relationships with individual representing Organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

  8. VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the Organization, or hired solicitors.

  9. IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an Organization may intend to share.

  10. X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.

  11. * © 1964, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), all rights reserved. Reprinted with the permission from the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

  1. The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFPP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.