Why should we give to the Annual Fund if we already pay tuition fees?
Pierce and Deree [as part of The American College of Greece] are both nonprofit educational institutions whose finances are not supported by the state. Tuition does not cover the full cost of educating a ACG student. Annual giving and other philanthropy bridges the gap and contributes to ensuring the best quality education for our students. We need your help to ensure that we can continue to serve the best and the brightest students.
As alumni of Pierce and Deree why should we give back to ACG?
As an independent non-profit school, ACG depends on a culture of philanthropy. For a healthy and sustainable future for our school, it is important that each generation of alumni gives back. Today, more than 48% of our students rely on scholarships made possible by philanthropy. For the past 10 years, there has been a 600% increase in demand for student financial aid. Your gift helps ensure that we do not deny a deserving student whose family cannot afford tuition. By accepting the strongest students regardless of their ability to pay, we are increasing the academic reputation of the school significantly. And that is good for our alumni as well.
How much should I give?
Please consider a donation that is meaningful to you. Donations beginning at 20€ and up are greatly appreciated.
How can I become even more involved?
Post the #GiveToACG #Bea150 hashtag on your social media page after you make a gift to help us spread the word about our campaign.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes, if you are donating from the United States. The American College of Greece is a US IRS recognized nonprofit educational institution. Gifts to The American College of Greece are deductible as charitable donations to the extent allowed by US law. If you are donating from Greece, your gift is tax-deductible if it exceeds 100€.
What is ACG?
The American College of Greece (ACG) was established in 1875 and is the largest and oldest, independent, private, non-profit, accredited American academic institution of higher learning in Europe. In its 144 years, ACG has grown from a missionary-run primary school with an enrollment of seven students to an independent, non-profit, comprehensive, academic institution enrolling over 5,500 students in all its divisions. This broad involvement represents a cross-section of Greek society and encompasses 72 countries. The educational institution’s three divisions consist of Pierce (1,500 middle and secondary school students), Deree (3,500 university undergraduates and graduates), and Alba (700 graduate business school students).
What is an Annual Fund?
Annual Fund is our focused fundraising effort. The two main objectives of the campaign are to increase engagement with the school and our alumni, parents and friends; and raise funds for ACG Scholarships.