"All it takes is one person who believes in you and this can propel you to a whole new world." Stephanie, CIU Student

Visit our student page or our featured student section to see who will benefit from your donation.

Your donation is an investment that serves all of us! Education is the great equalizer, opening doors to a new life and livelihood for students and their families. Education also dramatically and permanently reduces recidivism, making our community more inclusive and safer for all of us.

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Our deepest thanks to our Funders and Supporters! We could not do this life-changing work without you.

Anonymous Family Foundation
Catholic Charities
City Federation of Women’s Organizations
Community Foundation of Tompkins County
Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library
Friendship Donations Network
Legacy Foundation
New York Giants Football Team!
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT)
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Tompkins County Legislature
Individual Donors

Asia McBean with her three daughters
Asia McBean with her three daughters

Donations from local businesses


Dunkin' Donuts

Ithaca Bakery