- If you are a Page Scholar Alumnus and want to remain engaged with the Foundation, we have plenty of opportunities to make that happen. One of the best ways is to support the Foundation through financial gifts and donations.
Your time can also be a valuable resource. By volunteering, you can help the Page Education Foundation directly, or mentor a current Page Scholar to provide career guidance and information about transitioning from the academic world to the career world.
The Page Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Financial support, in-kind gifts, pro bono services and corporate grants and sponsorship are needed to support our mission of encouraging Minnesota’s students of color to participate in post-secondary education. We also have volunteer opportunities that can help you engage with Page Education Foundation efforts.
Give And Invest In The Future
The Page Education Foundation relies solely on donations from individuals, businesses, and family foundations to carry out its mission. Why donate to Page? Consider your tax-deductible contribution to Page Education Foundation as an investment that will allow Minnesota’s youth and children of color a brighter future. Investing in our youth has a direct impact on our economy and quality of life. EIN 36-3605013
Here’s how you can help!
The benefits of higher education for all students in Minnesota are far-reaching.
We know that college graduates earn more than twice what high school graduates earn over the course of a lifetime. They typically live longer, healthier lives, experience better working conditions, and have more opportunities for advancement and professional development. People with a higher education also contribute more to the community. Because they earn more, they pay more in taxes, are more likely to vote, volunteer their time, attend cultural events and participate in community life.
We need college graduates in order to sustain our workforce and our rapidly changing economy. It is projected that the number of Minnesota jobs requiring post-secondary education will grow by 21 percent from 2002 to 2013. At the current enrollment and graduation rates, by 2017, there will not be an adequate number of college graduates to replace those retiring from the workforce.
By 2013, non-white racial groups will constitute 21 percent of Minnesota’s high school graduates – a 52 percent increase. However, Minnesota suffers a shamefully large achievement gap between students of color and their white counterparts.
Test data from the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment and the Minnesota Basic Standards Test show that students of color are not meeting basic standards in math, reading and writing at the same rates as white, non-Hispanic students. Equally alarming are the inequities in graduation rates.
Current graduation rates for various student demographics are:
- White students – 87 percent
- African American students – 43 percent
- American Indian students – 41 percent
- Asian American Students – 72 percent
- Latino students – 57 percent
According to a March 2006 report from the Brookings Institution, the issue of racial disparities is emerging as one of the most pressing social and economic concerns facing Minnesota today.
What Your Contribution Can Do
By supporting the Page Education Foundation, you will be helping to provide financial support to young people of color seeking a post-secondary education. These young people not only pursue their academic goals, they also mentor students in grades K-8thto foster positive attitudes toward education and achievement.
With more than 27 years behind us, we have seen how our Page Scholars have gone on to do great things. Page Alumni are a testament to what supportive communities can do to change the future for young people.
Take part in a positive organization that truly builds a strong community. Donate today.
Individual gifts can be made in the form of check, credit card or stock. You can donate via credit card through our secure online donation website or call our offices at 612.332.0406. Check donations may be mailed to:
Page Education Foundation
PO Box 581254, Minneapolis, MN 55458
Information on ACH donation option to come. Stay tune!
Consider sponsoring a Page Education Foundation event. Learn about upcoming events by clicking here.
Donating stock is an excellent way to support the Page Education Foundation. In order for us to accurately identify, allocate and acknowledge your gift, please take a moment to notify Amanda Moua, Executive Director, at 612-332-0406 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathleen McKinstra, Development Director, at email@example.com that you intend to donate a stock gift and the expected number and name of shares coming in so we may keep an eye out for them.
If you have additional questions, please contact our Financial Advisor, John Farni with Quantitative Asset Management, LLC. at 952-476-7842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name of A/C: Page Education Foundation
Custodian: Charles Schwab
Tax ID 36-3605013
A gift to the Page Education Foundation can be made in honor or in memory of a special individual or occasion. In each case, a hand-written card will be sent to the designated individual notifying them of your gift. Just let us know who to send the notification too.
When making an individual gift, consider checking with your employer about a gift matching program.
We’ve compiled a list of companies known to have matching gift programs. The list is not comprehensive. If you do not see your employer listed, please contact your Human Resources office.
If you’d like to make a donation with a match from your employer, simply send in the forms from your company and we will handle the rest. Please send your donation and your company’s donation matching forms to:
The Page Education Foundation
P.O. Box 581254
Minneapolis, MN 55458
Note: Many companies will provide their own matching donation forms. Please check with your employer.
Gifts to the Page Education Foundation’s endowment ensure permanent financial support and organizational stability. An endowment gift is restricted so that the original gift (the principal) may not be spent. Instead, it is invested, generating a steady stream of interest or dividend income that provides a hedge against inflation.
An endowed gift is an investment in the future, ensuring the Page Education Foundation’s financial security.
The Page Education Foundation can be named a beneficiary of an estate or as the recipient of a specified gift. Assets such as Individual Retirement Account (IRA) benefits, 401(k) benefits and life insurance benefits can be donated by naming Page Education Foundation as the designated beneficiary of your contract. Other gifts, such as charitable remainder trusts, can be made through plans that provide income to the donor (and beneficiaries, as desired) during his or her lifetime.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Page Education Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the foundation.
To begin, use your current Amazon account to login to smile.amazon.com, select Page Education Foundation as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
For fundraising information and guidelines, please call 612-332-0406 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please ask for Amy Lee, Development Coordinator.
We would not be able to make a difference without your generosity. Thank you!
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