|Union County College Foundation trustee George L. Cook III and some of the young men helped by the Close The Gap Fund.|
Hi, my name is George L. Cook III. I am a trustee on the Union County College Foundation, and we help students finish college.
Many African American students at our college struggle to finish school not because of academics but because of finances.
Many of these students struggle with their stay in school but not due to grades. They need help with paying for classes, books, transportation, and even paying for lunch.
The Union County College Foundation and we have a fund called the Close The gap Fund to help these students finish college.
I am raising money for that fund, and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.
Many of these students struggle to stay in school but not due to grades. They need help with paying for classes, books, transportation, and even paying for lunch.
Last year we raised over $2,500 through Facebook fundraisers. That may not sound like much, but that money helped students pay for that last class needed to graduate or a book they needed for a class. Anything you can give can change a young person’s life.
Many of these students that were helped continued to further their college education to help better themselves and our communities. Please give today.
You can donate to the Close The gap Fund here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/438911413440654/
More About the Close the Gap – Seeing the growing achievement gap among our African-American students, four volunteers knew that something had to be done. Working with local governmental officials and community leadership they developed the Close The Gap Campaign to provide financial assistance to students approaching graduation as well as resources for other academic needs. This program has already had an impact on student success which has translated into nearly doubling the African American male graduation rate in one year. For more information on this program please click hereMore about the Union County College Foundation The Union County College Foundation was established in 1977 with the mission of supporting the educational needs of Union County College students by providing resources not available through public funding. Foundation dollars provide support for scholarships, equipment, facilities, academic programs and special projects. The mission of the Union County College Foundation is to develop private financial resources to support Union County College programs and students.