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Thank You to Our Donors!



Where would we be without our generous partners and donors? In recent months, The College Crusade has received several significant gifts that enable us to fund our program and operating costs. In support of our federal GEAR UP grant, we received $75,000 from The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America N.A., Trustee, and $35,000 from Amgen Foundation. The Rhode Island Foundation continued its major support with a $60,000 grant toward operating expenses.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has once again invested in The College Crusade, awarding a $20,000 grant toward our successful college readiness programs.  Taco/The White Family Foundation awarded us $5,000 to help us expand our programs into Cranston. And Newport Coffee Traders/Autocrat presented us with a check for over $1,900, as part of its ongoing donation of a portion of its sales.

Donations from individuals, companies and foundations are not only rewarding but also very valuable to us in these challenging economic times. Here’s what Denise Jenkins, a program officer of The Rhode Island Foundation, has to say: “Probably the most important thing to every child who might be at risk is to have a solid adult mentor. Having that one adult who cares about them can make all the difference in the world. I have a very simple answer for why we invest in the Crusade. It works. Not only does it work, it works well. It works with some of our most disenchanted students in some of the poorest areas in the state.”

We realize that foundations and corporations receive many funding requests from worthy organizations, and we are gratified that the great work we do at The College Crusade is recognized.  Thank you, Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America N.A., Trustee, Rhode Island Foundation, Amgen Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Taco/The White Family Foundation, and Newport Coffee Traders/Autocrat for helping to unlock the door to college and career success for thousands of promising young people in Rhode Island’s urban schools.


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