$10,040.00

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This campaign ended on Monday, Mar. 7, 2016

Thanks to your support, we reached our goal and have created an emergency fund for our students. This enables us to increased resources to meet these foster youth’s needs. Though our crowdfunding campaign is complete, you can still support our work here: http://asufoundation.org/bridgingsuccessemergencyfund




Imagine you’re in class, but you can’t pay for your books - where do you turn? Maybe you’re sick, but don’t have the money to go see a doctor - where can you get help? Many students who grew up in foster care don’t have the same support network as other students.

What is the issue the Bridging Success Emergency Fund is solving?

10% of former foster youth enroll in college, and only 3% graduate. Financial problems are the main reason for these dramatic statistics. The cost of college is more than just tuition. There are many other unplanned expenses that former foster youth may not be able to afford. Some unexpected expenses include:

  • books
  • housing costs
  • dorm necessities
  • food
  • medical needs

Faced with these challenges, students may be forced to leave ASU without completing their degrees.

How/why is the Bridging Success Emergency Fund the solution?

Although there are federal and state programs to pay for tuition, currently there are limited options to help these students pay for remaining expenses when a problem occurs with a financial situation. Developing an emergency fund means ASU has increased resources to meet these students' needs.

Who are we?

We are a group of students from ASU's College of Public Service, working to make a difference for former foster youth who are attending ASU. What we raise will be given to ASU's Bridging Success program: a university program that seeks to enhance recruitment and retention of former foster youth at ASU: https://students.asu.edu/foster-youth/bridging-success

ASU Now Article 

  Published on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2016 at 05:15 AM (MST)

ASU recently published an article about our efforts to support former foster youth. We have almost reached our goal and we appreciate the support and recognition. We are honored that the story was published. It's a great story, if you would like to check it out, see the link below!

Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far, we couldn't do this without you!


https://asunow.asu.edu/20160229-solutions-helping-former-foster-youth-achieve-their-potential-asu


We have a match! 

  Published on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at 07:19 PM (MST)

With just one week left of our campaign, we are pleased to announce that we have received a match from one generous donor for $2,000. This means that every dollar given in our final week will essentially be doubled! We have one week left of our campaign and this is the perfect time to join this effort. Will you help us reach our goal through your gift during our final week?

Thanks again to all who have contributed thus far, we are excited about our progress and expect to finish strong. We couldn't do it without you!


Conquering Barriers conference 

  Published on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at 10:04 PM (MST)

Last Thursday, we had the opportunity to host a conference with about 100 service providers about conquering barriers for foster care alumni at ASU. Attendees heard about the various services that ASU offers and from students themselves. As students, we were able to interact with community partners and professionals while gaining insight into some of the barriers that former foster youth face in higher education. Overall, it was a great day! We learned about ways in which to support students and we received great feedback about the event. 


Coffee for college 

  Published on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 at 09:03 PM (MST)


We have reached 37% of our goal, but at halfway through our campaign we should be at 50%.

Today, from 2 PM - 5 PM we are trying to raise $1,000. If 100 people give up two cups of designer coffee and instead send those funds to our Pitchfunder, we can catch up by 5 PM today.

Will you consider joining us?


Breanna Carpenter

Gave $40.00

Ernesto Hernandez

Gave $21.00

Claudia Schipper

Gave $100.00

Therese Gantz

Gave $129.00

Ms. Terri M. Palmberg

Gave $929.00

Cheryl Kerivan

Gave $36.00

Maren Mahoney

Gave $50.00

Blake Doyle

Gave $10.00

Paulina Fernandez

Gave $5.00

LUISA HERNANDEZ

Gave $5.00

Rachel Stone

Gave $100.00

$100.00 matched!
Andrea Hightower

Gave $500.00

$500.00 matched!
Bruce Haseley

Gave $129.00

$129.00 matched!
John MOORE

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jo ramirez

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Sue Micetic

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$100.00 matched!
Anna Piper

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Jonathan Koppell

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$129.00 matched!
Matthew Racz

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$5.00 matched!
Tiffany Antor

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Amy Remfrey

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Cindarae Malin

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Candice Caraveo

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Cynthia Lietz

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Constance Carpenter

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Donna Veline

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Richard Gould

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Marcee Turner

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Jodi Pawlowski

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Jeanne Hanrahan

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Kent Gebauer

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Alicia Montoya-Sanchez

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Pamela Piper

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Dallin Cheung

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Amy Armstrong

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Raquel Gearing

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Justine Cheung

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David Cheung

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Sara Smith

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Jaqueline Osuna

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Bernice Ruelas

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Jackeline Hernandez

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Karin Kline

Gave $100.00

Bryan Lietz

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Michelle Canterbury

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Retta Beery

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Renee Dee

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Amanda Kuehn

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Lauren Lunday

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Kathryn Rich

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Rita Wermers

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Nancy Kiernan

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Lisa Lake

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Duane Roen

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Kylie Southard

Gave $50.00

Andrea Fries

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Bill Owsley

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Ruth Elliott

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Richard Gebauer

Gave $100.00

Jennifer Geiger

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Lisa Casler

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Paula Somers

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Judy Walruff

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Stephanie Stolzenberg

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Judy Krysik

Gave $100.00

Mr. & Mrs. Rick Piper

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Lois Sayrs

Gave $100.00

Laura Guild

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Megan Piel

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Elizabeth Segal

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Francie Julien-Chinn

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Laura Boyd

Gave $100.00

Celeste Gebauer

Gave $20.00

Karen Gerdes

Gave $129.00

Brad Lietz

Gave $100.00

18 supporters have chosen not to be listed for "ASU Bridging Success: Emergency Fund".

Make an Impact

The Gift of Preparation

Give $36

A gift of this amount can help a student pay for school supplies for a semester: notebooks, binders, highlighters, printing, etc.

The Gift of Health and Well-Being

Give $129

A gift of this amount can provide one student's Bridge Plan: On campus counseling and health services for a semester.

The Gift of Knowledge

Give $500

A gift of this amount could pay for one semester of books.

The Gift of Home

Give $4,588

A gift of this amount could cover the cost of a student's on campus housing for a semester.