Arete Scholars Fund, a Dacula-based nonprofit working to expand educational opportunities for low-income Georgia students, is competing with organizations nationwide for grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 from the Chase Community Giving program. Residents can help ensure their success by simply voting for Arete Scholars Fund through the Chase Community Giving program on Facebook. Voting begins on Thursday, September 6th.
Through the utilization of social media networks, the Chase Community Giving program has already directed more than $20 million dollars toward charities nationwide, putting the power to bring positive change across the nation into the hands of those who need it most. Due to enthusiasm, the program is being continued this year, giving hundreds of additional charities, including Arete Scholars Fund, the opportunity to win grants to advance their mission.
"Arete Scholars Fund is constantly striving to strengthen our community by serving those children who face the greatest obstacles to lifetime achievement," said Derek Monjure, executive director at Arete Scholars Fund. "Even $10,000 would open doors for children who otherwise may never enjoy the opportunities that an excellent education affords."
The Fall 2012 round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to benefit smaller and local charities by being limited to 501(c)3 charities with operating budgets under $10 million. The top eligible charity receives $250,000 and the remaining 195 top charities earn $10,000 through $100,000 awards, for a total of $5 million dollars in grants.
With the support of volunteers, fans and local residents, Arete Scholars Fund has the opportunity to get much needed resources to serve other deserving students.
"Some groups of people don't advance because they know only one way of life for generations," said Rene Harris, mother to two Arete Scholars. "But thanks to Arete, my family has the opportunity to change that cycle."
How You Can Help
You can help Arete Scholars Fund receive up to $250,000 by simply visiting http://www.facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving and casting your vote! Please share with your friends and encourage them to vote as well. Voting will be open from September 6-19, 2012.
If you have questions about Arete Scholars Fund or would like to get involved, please contact Buck Alford at email@example.com or call 678-804-4846.
About Arete Scholars Fund
Arete Scholars Fund aims to aid economically disadvantaged Georgia children in the discovery, development, and use of their unique gifts and talents. By providing private K-12 scholarships, Arete is empowering parents to select a school that best meets their child's learning needs. In little more than two years, Arete has awarded more than 2,300 scholarships worth $11 million to over 1,100 students. The scholarships are helping transform the lives of those who face the greatest obstacles to academic and personal achievement. Visit them online at www.AreteScholar.org.
About Chase Community Giving
Chase Community Giving is grant program inspiring a new way of corporate philanthropy by letting participants vote to help determine which small and local non profits will receive donations from Chase. The program has given away over $20 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses including animals & environment; education; health; military & veterans; poverty; and the arts. To learn more about the program, visit Facebook.com/ChaseCommunityGiving.