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Alumni Organizations

The School of Social Work’s two alumni organizations serve in an advisory role and assist with long-range planning for the School.

Board of Friends Dean Presentation

Board of Friends

The Board works to build positive relationships between leaders in the community and the faculty, staff, and students in our School.
Social Work Society Gathering

Social Work Society

An affiliate organization of the Capstone Foundation, the Society supports the School’s goals, programs, and activities.

Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame

Founded by the Social Work Society, the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding social workers who have made an exceptional impact on the profession, the community and/or social work education in the state of Alabama. Hall of Fame inductees are nominated by supporters of the Social Work Society Annual Fund. The 2017 nomination deadline is June 30, 2017.

Submit Your 2017 Nomination

Alumni in the News

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Bringing Chinese Culture to Our Communities

May 24, 2017

Alumna’s cultural enrichment program helps American and international students understand each other’s cultures. Growing up in Hebei, China, Fan Yang (’13 MSW), was surrounded by family, had no trouble making […]

Support the Social Work Society Annual Fund

The Social Work Society Annual Fund enables the Dean of the School of Social Work to direct resources where they are most immediately needed. Contributions to the Social Work Society Annual Fund provide for many of the School’s needs that could not be met otherwise, including student scholarships, support for faculty research, technological enhancements for our classrooms, and underwriting for publications.

Supporters of the Annual Fund include alumni, concerned citizens, faculty, students, agencies, and corporations. The Annual Fund is represented by an elected board, the Social Work Society.

Social Work Society Annual Fund Giving Levels:

  • Recent Graduates (one year after graduation), Complimentary
  • Young Alumni (under age 30), $25
  • Social Work Supporter, $50 – $99
  • Social Work Advocate, $100 – $249
  • Dean’s Circle, $250 – $499
  • Little Hall Circle, $500 – $999
  • Gundy Circle, $1,000 – $4,999
  • Capstone Circle, $5,000 and up

Make a Gift

Contribute to the Social Work Society Annual Fund to help strengthen social work education at The University of Alabama.

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Your contribution is tax deductible. If you make a contribution at one of the gift levels listed, you will be recognized in an upcoming issue of OutReach, the School’s annual report magazine.

Benefits of being a supporter:

  • Recognition of your contribution in the School of Social Work’s publications
  • Outreach magazines updating the progress enabled by your contribution
  • Advance information about School of Social Work events (class reunions, homecoming activities, guest lecturers, receptions, and more)
  • Invitations to the annual Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame event
  • A chance to nominate the annual inductees into the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame
  • Pride in knowing that you have helped deserving students receive an education that might not have otherwise been possible
  • An opportunity to be nominated to serve on the Social Work Society Board make up the School’s Social Work Society

Restoring Our Past, Building Our Future

The Restoring Our Past, Building Our Future initiative celebrates the renovation of our school building, Little Hall. Through this initiative, alumni and friends of the School of Social Work can pledge a gift to receive a permanent naming recognition in Little Hall while contributing to the academic success of our brightest students.

Explore Our Naming Opportunities

Little Hall

Contribute to an Existing Scholarship

Our top priority continues to be scholarships for deserving students. About 90 percent of the students who apply for admission to the School also apply for financial aid. By contributing to our existing scholarship funds, you’ll help to support the next generation of UA social work leaders.

Explore Our Scholarship Funds

Establish a New Scholarship

We welcome our alumni and supporters to establish new scholarships at The University of Alabama School of Social Work to help ensure continued excellence in our programs. By structuring your gifts, you can help make meaningful contributions while meeting personal planning goals. Our development officer can help you:

  • Discover ways to make larger gifts than you may have thought possible.
  • Learn how to make gifts that actually “give back” for a time, providing extra income in retirement years or helping to fund educational expenses and other needs.
  • Add special meaning to your gift by making a gift that honors a special friend or loved one.
  • See how to save money on income, gift, and estate taxes and instead put those amounts to use in ways you choose.
  • Enjoy giving more, knowing that you’re investing in the lives of young people in ways that make it possible for you to give the most you can at the lowest possible cost.

For more information about establishing a social work scholarship, contact SSW Development Director Allison Leitner at aleitner@ua.edu or 205-348-5535.