Spelman Alumnae Assoc. to Host Scholarship Benefit Honoring Chanel’s Maloni Goss

The New York Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College will host its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser, TAKE ACTION: OUR LEGACY, HER FUTURE, will be this Sunday, June 9th, 2 – 6pm at the Ailey Studios. Among the honorees will be Spelman College 2001 alumna, Maloni Goss, Director of Corporate Strategy at Chanel.  Congrats!

Rising Star

Maloni Goss, C’2001 , Director of Corporate Strategy, CHANEL Inc.

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Spelman College was the best decision I have ever made. I have not only been able to grow mentally, spiritually and academically but, I have the distinguished opportunity to be surrounded by inspiring free thinking women each and every day. I can honestly say that I would not trade my Spelman experience in for the world. I have had so many defining moments here at Spelman, that I am eternally grateful for all those who have come before me and paved my way.” – Taylor Buck, C’2014 and 2010 Virginia T. Dowell Scholarship Recipient, Political Science Majo

The Joan Weill Center for Dance

405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue

New York, NY 10019

 There are a limited amount of discounted tickets available online only.

General Admission: $85 (reg. $100)


Laurie Angela Cumbo, C’97, Candidate for the 35th Council District, Brooklyn, Founder, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts



Rising Star

Maloni Goss, C’2001 , Director of Corporate Strategy, CHANEL Inc.

Shooting Star 

Adriene Holder, C’88, Attorney-in-Charge, Civil Practice at The Legal Aid Society

Shining Star

Lisa Priestly, C’83, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Author, Speaker


  • Open bar, hor ‘doeuvres, silent auction, and gift bag (worth more than $50!)
  • Live performance from former Glee Club and Jazz Ensemble members
  • Greetings and college update from the President of Spelman College,
  • Dr. Beverly D. Tatum
  • Inspiring keynote address from Laurie Cumbo, C’97 and honoring of three alumnae
  • Networking with New York’s influential Spelman community





April de Avril, Structure Tone, Citibank, The Candy Store Marketing Group, Rum Cake Fairy, MTV, Harrah’s New Orleans, ChuChuLyn Jewlery, Nickelodeon, Danielle Jernigan Culinary, CHANEL, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sacred Heart Collection, Yellow Plum, Cute Chef ,       The Betsey Hotel, Miami, Shoe Crush, Memory Lane by Toya,  Body by Brooklyn, Sukuri Jewelry, Smile Design Manhattan

Gift Bags have been produced by:


For over 20 years, the New York Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College has provided financial support to New York-area graduating high school seniors via our Virginia T. Dowell Scholarship Fund. To date, we have distributed over $89,000 in scholarships supporting more than 31 recipients since the fund’s inception in 1999. We are proud to have been able to provide financial assistance to bright and deserving young women entering Spelman from New York.

Latoya Henry is the publisher and founder of Haute Giving: The Sexy Side of Philanthropy.
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