Be the hero in someone else's story
Save the Date!
Join us on May 20 to celebrate our past and step brightly into the future at our 2022 Gala.
At San Jac, we use the word “together” a lot. It’s not a word we use casually. We know some students, despite their perseverance and determination to succeed, still need help. They need to know they will not have to sacrifice their dream of an education and a better future because of the cost.
That’s where the Promise Program comes in: After federal and state aid, grants and scholarships have covered much of a student’s financial needs, gifts from donors fill the gap to cover the remaining financial need – down to the last dollar.
Now, together with generous donors, we have created the Promise Program Endowment. Thanks to philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s gift of $30 million, we were able to launch two important initiatives.
- 21Forward: We immediately used $5.5 million to provide more than 2,700 high school graduates from the class of 2021 with a debt-free education.
- Promise Program: We will use $20 million of the gift to seed the Promise Program Endowment and dedicated an additional $3 million for the in-district high school graduates of 2022.
But we aren’t finished.
More than 80% of San Jac students are considered low socioeconomic status and would benefit from the Promise Program.
Knowing more than 50% of our students come from historically underserved areas makes our mission even more critical.
Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better – even if you never know it. — Greg Louganis
In order to draw interest to support the Promise Program in perpetuity, we need to raise an additional $10 million for the endowment. Our goal is to begin using the interest by 2023 to support all incoming high school graduates in our San Jac district who want to attend college.
You can be the hero of someone’s story today. We can do it together with your help.