The renovation of Main Hall and the growth of The Fund for Agnes Scott, which provides student financial assistance, are vital to the college’s ability to provide a premier educational experience. Recognizing these needs, Trustee Beth Holder '82 has issued a $1 million fundraising challenge to alumnae, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends. The challenge was launched in early 2020, but paused as the college responded to urgent fundraising needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Holder Challenge pledge and payment deadline is now June 30, 2021, and the pledge fulfillment/payment deadline is now June 30, 2022. 


How it works:

  • Alumnae, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends are challenged to give to both the Campaign for Main and The Fund for Agnes Scott through the Holder Challenge (i.e., $1,000 total gift with $500 for Main Hall and $500 for The Fund for Agnes Scott) by June 30, 2021.

  • If $1 million is raised for Main by June 30, 2021, Trustee Beth Holder '82 will give an additional $1 million to the renovation.

  • Donors can make an online gift on this page or make a pledge via an online Pledge Form.

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In order for Agnes Scott to continue to attract the best and brightest students we must be able to provide a living and learning environment that allows them to grow, thrive and reach their full potential. The restoration of Main Hall gives us that opportunity. Additionally, your gift is needed for The Fund for Agnes Scott which provides scholarships for our students and supports day-to-day operations. Agnes Scott must sustain a strong annual fund, and only your gifts make that possible.

The renovation of Main Hall serves as a symbol of the future and the infinite possibility of what’s next. But we must not forget the needs of today supported by The Fund for Agnes Scott. Help us rise to the occasion and answer both calls. Give through the Holder Challenge today!