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Crusaders Say Thanks!



jenn + slater at GU 2014 v2Many organizations and donors contribute to The College Crusade’s mission to increase educational and career success for RI youth. We thank the Rhode Island Foundation for its steadfast partnership and support, including a recent operating grant of $75,000, which provides us with the flexibility to address emerging needs for Crusaders. The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N.A, Trustee, also awarded us $75,000 in the second half of a two-year grant supporting our RI GEAR UP program.

We continue to receive funding as we enter the second of a three-year grant awarded from the United Way of Rhode Island, which is valued at $53,389 annually. This grant supports expansion of our critical writing program for high school and middle school students, which is held on Saturdays at Providence College. The high school curriculum is designed to grant Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) credit to students, if needed.

We thank Amgen Foundation for ongoing support of our RI GEAR UP program, including a recent grant of $42,849 that includes support for our summer STEM program for Crusaders, which is hosted at Wheeler School.

We are grateful to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation for its $15,000 contribution to our ReadAbout program for middle school students, and to Cox Charities for its grant of $11,817 to support College Crusade programming at Gilbert Stuart Middle School. Cox’s donation also includes $75,000 in in-kind public service announcements.

Weybosset Research & Management donated stock valued at nearly $8,000 to our 2014 Student Success Drive. Taco/The White Family Foundation continued its support of Cranston students this year with a grant of $5,000.

We are grateful to all our funders for supporting our mission and investing in the young people of Rhode Island.


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