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2021 Annual Fund

2021 Annual Fund

The ACG Annual Fund provides a transformational educational experience for every deserving student because of our supporters' incredible dedication to intellectual growth and generosity of spirit. By contributing to the Annual Fund, you immediately impact students' lives by enabling us to respond to their needs instantly. Together, we can provide the resources to meet young people's needs as they arise, ensuring that all students have meaningful opportunities to grow and succeed in whatever paths they choose.

    A gift to the Annual Fund helps provide:
    ● Assistance to students who have lost wages or jobs to finance their education and support themselves or their families
    ● Immediate support for students facing housing challenges or food shortages

    Last year, we exceeded our expectations. In fact, the 2020 Annual Fund had the largest record number of donors in the College's history. This year, help us make history again.

    Every amount counts. Every gift matters. Every donor makes a difference.

    pierce
    Deree
    Alba

     

    How can I donate?

    The easiest way to make your gift is by using our online forms.

     

    * Do you reside outside of the US or Greece and want to support us?
    Please use either link above to give your support.

    FAQs

    Why should we give to the Annual Fund if we already pay tuition fees?
    Pierce, Deree and Alba [as part of The American College of Greece] are all nonprofit educational divisions that are not supported by the state financially. Learning at ACG is possible through student tuition and corporate and private donors' generosity. Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a real and immediate cost to the College. We forecast it will have an even more significant financial impact this coming year, affecting the number of students who currently receive financial support. Your support will ensure immediate assistance to our students who are academically high-performing students in financial need.

    As alumni, why should we give back to ACG?
    In 2019, more than 48% of our ACG students relied on €6.7 million in financial assistance. For the past ten years, we have seen an increase in recipients' financial aid by as much as 600%. But in March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives, ACG received a substantial hit to the school's revenue sources. Your support will allow us to continue our mission, enabling hundreds of outstanding students each year to gain access to an ACG education and increase ACG's impact on the community.

    How much should I give?
    Please consider a donation that is meaningful to you. Contributions begin at €20 and up. All donations are needed and are greatly appreciated.

    Can I become even more involved?
    Yes! Post the #ACGAnnualFund2021 hashtag on your social media page after making a gift to help us spread the word about our campaign. If you are an Alumnus/a and want to become more involved, you can contact us at [email protected]

    Is my gift tax-deductible?
    Yes, it is if you are donating from the US. The American College of Greece is a US 501c3 nonprofit educational institution. Gifts to The American College of Greece are deductible as charitable donations to the extent allowed by US law.

    What is ACG?
    The American College of Greece (ACG) was established in 1875 and is the largest and oldest, independent, private, nonprofit, and accredited American academic institution of higher learning in Europe. In its 146 years, ACG has grown from a missionary-run primary school with seven students to an independent, nonprofit, 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 the Annual Fund?
    The Annual Fund is our focused fundraising effort response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our two main objectives are to raise funds for assistance to ensure our economically challenged students return in the next academic year and to cover any educational-related expenses as students have moved to online classes.

    How can I make my donation go further (Matching Gift option)?
    Many US companies encourage employees to donate to their favorite charities by matching their contributions, sometimes dollar-for-dollar or more. So the impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! All you need to do is contact your Human Resources or matching gifts department to see if you can establish a matching gifts program with us. If you want to find out more about this option, please feel free to reach out to our US Advancement Office at [email protected] or (617) 386-3564.