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Annual Fund 2024 - Break the myth!

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“The American College of Greece is only for privileged students”

The notion that The American College of Greece is exclusively for privileged students couldn't be further from the truth. Thanks to compassionate individuals like you, more than half of the students enrolled at ACG are recipients of financial support.

Step into the lives of the protagonists of the Annual Fund 2024, who weathered financial challenges from a young age. Through financial support made possible by generous donors, they now find themselves at Pierce, Deree and Alba, immersed in a high-quality education that promises a brighter future.

ACG dedicates over $8 million annually to empowering talented students with financial need. This significant investment ensures their dreams are not hindered by economic constraints.

ACG relies on your support. Your donation, regardless of size, has the transformative power to profoundly impact the lives of young people. Together, let's break barriers and make education an attainable dream for all.

Your generosity becomes a legacy, woven into the fabric of countless success stories

Student testimonials:

Nancy Seidi, Pierce Student, Scholarship Recipient
“The truth is that I come from a family that has sacrificed everything for me to follow my dreams. Because as crazy as these dreams might have been, I was never told that they were impossible. So, when I told my parents that I was truly miserable in my last school and that I felt emotionally and mentally repressed, they did not hesitate to allow me to try out for a scholarship for Pierce Lyceum. It was my dream to be a student here… Turns out dreams do come true…
Needless to say, that when my parents received the long-awaited email of my acceptance, alongside with my scholarship qualification, I cried, a lot.”

Foivos Adarakis, Deree Student, Scholarship Recipient
“Only a few months before the panhellenic exams, I lost my father, which was a devastating blow to both me and my family, but I knew I had to keep going. The financial difficulties in my family endured after my father's passing led me to seek employment, so I went out into the world working at different jobs.
I believe The American College of Greece provides me with the perfect tools and guidance that I need to continue my journey, fulfill my dreams, and make a difference.”

Eleni Patsioti, ALBA, Seanergy Scholar
“Nearing to the end of my studies in ALBA I am thinking that this master’s degree was the best choice for a future career in Shipping and I am really grateful for being honored with a full scholarship and being supported by an important Shipping company in Greece. My goal is to continue trying and working hard, in order to be established in Shipping.”

ACG is a nonprofit institution that has thrived for 150 years through the generosity of donors who believe in educational excellence and ACG’s capacity to bring about positive change in Greece and globally. Learn more.


Make a gift to ACG’s Annual Fund today.

How can I donate?

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


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What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is a pool of contributed financial support that we raise each year from generous donors and apply to scholarships and financial aid for economically challenged students. Gifts to the Annual Fund ensure that scholarship students can return for the next academic year and allow ACG to expand financial aid to additional students.

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. Your support will ensure immediate assistance to our students who are academically high-performing students in financial need.

What does it mean that ACG is a non-profit educational institution?
We’re proud ACG is a nonprofit college where philanthropy and endowment bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating students, providing ACG’s margin of excellence. ACG invests over $8M annually in financial aid, and more than 50% of students receive direct financial support.

As alumni, why should we give back to ACG?
In 2022-2023, more than 50% of ACG students relied on $8 million or €7 million in financial assistance. Over the past ten years, ACG’s financial aid budget has increased by as much as 600%. 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 $25/€20 and go up from there. All donations are needed and are greatly appreciated.

Can I become even more involved?
Yes! Post the #ACGAnnualFund2023 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 U.S. The American College of Greece is a U.S. 501c3 nonprofit educational institution. Gifts to The American College of Greece are deductible as charitable donations to the extent allowed by U.S. law.

What is ACG?
Founded in 1875 by American women missionaries, ACG has evolved into the oldest and largest American-accredited, nonsectarian, nonprofit educational institution in Europe. With three campuses across Athens, ACG enrolls more than 7,000 students and offers primary and secondary education at Pierce, undergraduate and graduate programs at Deree, and Alba Graduate Business School provides MBA and MS as well as extensive Executive Education programs. With over 50 academic programs in emerging fields like biomedical sciences, cyber security, logistics, and data science, ACG students combine classical liberal arts and career-relevant education with skill-building experiences such as study abroad, original research, internships, performing arts, and competitive sports. ACG students benefit from innovative curricula delivered in high-quality facilities and daily, close interaction with faculty mentors in small classes. This American-style, holistic education attracts students from more than 70 countries and every Greek public university through an exceptional “Parallel Study” program.

How can I make my donation go further (Matching Gift option)?
Many U.S. 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 U.S. Advancement Office at [email protected] or (617) 386-3564.

How can I establish a named scholarship fund separate from the Annual Fund?
Many alumni choose to make a larger gift to ACG to establish a scholarship fund named in honor of a special person or family. Endowed Scholarship Funds provide student scholarships in perpetuity and can be established with a gift of $250,000 or more made over time. Expendable Scholarship Funds are established with an outright gift of $20,000 or more and provide immediate financial assistance to students. To discuss named scholarship fund options, please contact the ACG Advancement Office at [email protected] or in Greece at +30 210 600 9800, ext. 1239, 1308, 1035 or in the U.S. at (617) 386-3564.