Why Donate

We’re guessing you’re visiting this page for one of a few reasons: You’ve given to College Bound, you’re considering it, or you’re curious about how and why we fundraise. So first and foremost, we owe you a thank you!

Why give to College Bound? Here are a few reasons.

  • You want others to live lives of choice and opportunity.
  • You were a first-generation college student yourself.
  • You know one of our amazing students or alumni.
  • You care about the local economy in St. Louis.
  • You want to hire more college-educated team members at your business.
  • You value diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and beyond.
  • You’ve seen our results and want to support success!

Here’s how you do it!

General-Donations

General & Monthly Donations

Your one-time or recurring gift supports everything we do, from student recruitment to graduation day and beyond.

Cap & Gown

Cap & Gown

Our annual fundraising gala brings together a community of amazing supporters to hear our students’ stories, celebrate their triumphs, and support their empowerment.

Stick with a Student

Stick with a Student

CB students make a long-term commitment to us, and our Stickers make a long-term pledge to CB that comes with the opportunity to get to know an individual student personally.

Cram Session! Trivia Night

Get your team together to set the curve at our annual trivia night, featuring games, a raffle, a wine pull, and lots of fun!

Corporate & Foundation Grants

Corporate & Foundation Grants

We are lucky to work with many corporate and foundation partners in St. Louis and beyond. Reach out to Sarah Plumb, Senior Manager of Grants & Communications, to learn more.

Major Gifts

Major Gifts

Collaborating with philanthropists seeking to make a difference in our students’ lives is a privilege. Reach out to Jenny Weber, Director of Development, to learn more.