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Set up a monthly donation via credit card. Our donation page is secure and you will receive an automated response verifying that your donation was submitted. Monthly donations can also be set up via mail or phone.
College Possible is delighted to accept gifts of stock. Please contact Beth Giese, senior director of external relations, at BGiese@CollegePossible.org or your point of contact at your preferred site with the following information in order for us to track your gift:
To donate by check, please mail your gift to College Possible's national office at:
540 Fairview Ave. N, Suite 304
St. Paul, MN 55104
You will receive an acknowledgement of your gift.
If you would like to speak to one of our gift officers by phone, please contact Elizabeth Nolan, development manager, at (612) 252-4377.
If you work for an organization that has a matching gift program, you could double the amount of your donation to College Possible. Many companies will not only match gifts from current employees, but also gifts from retired employees, spouses or members of their board of directors. Check with your company regarding its matching gift policy or search for your company here. Your human resources department should have most of the forms that you will need to make a matching gift.
Gifts can be made to College Possible to celebrate a variety of occasions. The person being honored, or next of kin, will receive acknowledgement of your gift. To designate your donation as an honor or memorial gift online, fill out the appropriate fields online or note the memorial gift on your check.
College Possible’s Idealist Society was formed for individuals who would like to include specific provisions regarding College Possible in their estate plans. Named for the organization’s core value of idealism, members of the Idealist Society envision a day when the future of America’s children is determined solely by their talent, motivation and effort. For more information, please contact Beth Giese, senior director of external relations, at BGiese@CollegePossible.org.
As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, College Possible can receive donations from United Way campaigns through donor designation.
If you give to the United Way through your place of employment, simply contact your Human Resources or Payroll Department to request a Donor Designated Funds Form for United Way giving and designate your gift to College Possible. Fill out the form indicating that you would like your donation funds to be designated to College Possible.
If your workplace does not have the Donor Designated Funds Form, write a brief letter stating that you would like to have your funds designated to College Possible and attach it to your United Way General Pledge Form. Note on your United Way General Pledge Form that you have attached a letter designating your funds.
If you give directly to United Way, write a brief letter stating that you would like to have your funds designated to College Possible and attach it to your United Way General Pledge Form. Note on your United Way General Pledge Form that you have attached a letter designating your funds.
If you have any further questions, please contact your local United Way.
College Possible’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 41-1968798
Contact your Human Resources department regarding donor designation of gifts through your workplace giving campaign. Even if College Possible is not a designated charity, it is likely that you will be able to recommend our inclusion in the program, or that you can designate all or a portion of your gift to College Possible by adding a brief letter to your donor form. Please contact Elizabeth Nolan, development manager, at ENolan@CollegePossible.org, with any questions or suggestions.
Help expand College Possible’s network. Connect us to people or organizations that might be interested in our mission. If you know of foundations that might sponsor College Possible or an individual who would be interested in learning more about our work, please contact Elizabeth Nolan, development manager, at ENolan@CollegePossible.org.
Jim McCorkell, a first-generation college graduate has an idea: Young people give a year, low-income students gain a mentor, America benefits from more college graduates.
Admission Possible founded in St. Paul, Minnesota.
“I support [College Possible] and I urge all champions of economic justice to give it their full support.” — Senator Paul Wellstone
“[College Possible] aims to give poor teenagers the kind of edge wealthy students routinely enjoy.”
— The New York Times
College Possible launches in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“College Possible helps promising young people from low-income families attend college. The vast majority stay in college and earn their degrees.” — President Barack Obama
College Possible launches in Omaha, Nebraska.
College Possible launches in Portland, Oregon.
Admission Possible becomes College Possible.
College Possible receives the Innovation Award in Education, an international recognition from Citi and The Financial Times.
A Harvard study shows that College Possible significantly increases a student’s chances of enrolling in a four-year college.
Founder and CEO, Jim McCorkell joins college presidents, business leaders and White House officials in Washington, D.C. for a summit on college success for low-income students.
College Possible launches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
College Possible launches in Chicago, Illinois.
College Possible announced a bold new vision for transformational impact: joining forces with colleges to close the degree divide. By 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to serve 50,000 students.
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“My College Possible coaches haven’t just helped me increase my ACT score and apply to colleges; they’ve made me feel confident in myself.”
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“Making it through college, a step that people think is impossible for students with backgrounds like mine, is the most amazing thing.”