Giving Societies - The Almira Circle

Our namesake:

In 1855, Almira Blanchard Morse became the namesake of Almira College, a Christian liberal arts college for women. Almira was the primary investor, through her family inheritance, and co-founder, with her husband Stephen Morse and their friend John Brown White. It is only fitting that this group of women empowering women would honor the history of the person and the place where it all began. Almira College became Greenville College, and now University, and we continue to educate women and men to fill leadership roles across a broad range of industries, services, and ministries. Today, more than 125 years later, Suzanne Davis, Greenville University's president, exemplifies GU's ongoing interest in helping women thrive academically and professionally. 


  • Leverage the strength of "together" by pooling financial resources, talents, and energy. 
  • Influence.
  • Identify needs related to nurturing the next generation of women leaders and marshal resources to meet those needs.

What we do:

We encourage, support, and sustain young women, leaders-in-the-making at GU. As influencers, we direct the expansion of scholarships and programming.

Together we: 

  • Imagine possibilities and make it happen
  • Fund efforts that make a difference
  • connect with women leaders
  • Invest in the future