Support Launch a Leader, and your gift will be matched.

With your gift, together we can help Collegiate graduates face the challenges of adjusting to college life and reach their goals.

 

Our vision is for every Collegiate scholar to be prepared for college. Because many of our scholars are the first members of their families to have this opportunity, academic preparation must be paired with partnership in the college application process.

 

Our methods are effective. Each year, students head off to schools such as Rhodes College, Columbia University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Vanderbilt, Christian Brothers University, and the University of Memphis.

 

In the blink of an eye, these scholars will join—and lead—the businesses, schools, and civic organizations that make Memphis strong.

 

Your support will help guide our scholars on their journey to college success.

 

Only 16% of low-income students graduate from college. There are many reasons, but a lack of support and basic essentials are known contributing factors. Together, Collegiate and our supporters fill the gaps in two ways:

 

  • ALUMNI SUPPORT PROGRAM: Tailored to our students, many of whom are first generation college students, this program begins during their junior year and continues for eight years. Strong relationships are the key. We help our scholars find the right college fit—and we connect our alumni to knowledge and resources to help them finish college and find great jobs.
  • DORM ESSENTIALS: We send new grads off to college with laundry baskets full of dorm room essentials, along with a small gift card for the needs we can’t predict.

 

After college, we are here for them when they are ready to enter the workforce, many of them right here in Memphis. Your gift to The Collegiate School of Memphis Alumni Support Program helps to provide all of this assistance and more, and may just help pave the way for your next brilliant young co-worker or employee. 

 

Please join us in supporting these talented young Memphians. Your gift of any size will go directly to these efforts and, thanks to a generous donor, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar.