Many of our students fundraise in order to cover a portion or all of the tuition they need to attend one of our programs. In addition to raising money, fundraising also gives students the chance to develop planning, organizational, communication, and leadership skills!
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Some of our students choose to go the traditional fundraising route of selling products to family, friends, and neighbors. Envision has teamed with eFundraising to provide you with resources for fundraising campaigns that are low in cost, but high on impact. The most popular fundraisers include cookie dough packages, scratch-card coupon books, and candy bar variety packs.
e-Fundraising has everything you need to launch a successful sales campaign. Find out more!
Online Fundraising can be accomplished in three easy steps:
- Choose an online fundraising tool.
- Create your fundraising account.
- Start fundraising!
Be sure to contact our Office of Admissions to let us know you want to fundraise. Once you have raised enough funds to cover your deposit, which ranges from $450-$500, please promptly notify the Office of Admissions or enroll online to secure your space in the program.
Some of our students choose to go the traditional fundraising route of selling products to family, friends, and neighbors. Envision has teamed with eFundraising to provide you with resources for fundraising campaigns that are low in cost, but high on impact. The most popular fundraisers include cookie dough packages, scratch-card coupon books, and candy bar variety packs. e-Fundraising has everything you need to launch a successful sales campaign.
The beauty of GoFundMe is that it allows campaign organizers to invite others to take part in their story. Just as we share parts of our lives on Facebook, we also want to share our dreams, pursuits, celebrations and challenges online with crowdfunding. People will always be eager to support others they care about. GoFundMe removes the physical barriers traditionally associated with receiving financial support from the people in our lives.
Envision and its programs are not affiliated with Go Fund Me. Any use of this site is at the discretion of the customer. If you have any questions you must contact the company directly.
Wishbone is a non-profit that gives students the chance to pursue their passions. Through crowdfunding and sponsorships, students can attend life-changing summer programs. Wishbone provides the tools students need to find, apply to, and fund their summer experiences. Each student teams up with an Advocate (a teacher or mentor) and together they use Wishbone's robust fundraising toolkit to raise funds for program tuition. Wishbone currently serves low-income high school students from New York City, the SF Bay Area, Connecticut and Los Angeles.
Here are some things to keep in mind as you embark on your fundraising journey:
- Develop a realistic timeline, plan ahead, and start early.
- Start with your community and seek out people active in local affairs, your high school principal, PTA president, clergy, and other school officials. Reach out to as many people as possible. NOTE: Congressional offices and our partner universities do not supply sponsorship money, and we strongly discourage soliciting them for financial assistance.
- Be direct, polite and courteous, but remember to relax and be yourself! Share what your fundraising goals are, and what you hope to gain from entry into the program. Don’t be afraid to show your enthusiasm!
- Seek out mentors or professionals who can point you toward the right people or businesses to solicit for program sponsorship.
- Suggest a specific amount to each donor, but don’t over-ask. Make it clear how much you are personally contributing to your goal(for example: by working a part time job, tapping into funds from your savings account, conducting a bake sale or other fundraising activity, etc.)
- Stay organized by tracking leads and results in Excel or some other database.
- Have fun!
Here are some places to look for sponsors to help you with your fundraising efforts.
- Hometown and Family:
- Immediate family, neighbors, and family friends
- Previous teachers, guidance counselors, or principals
- Former and current employers
- Businesses you or your family visit frequently
- Parents’ or relatives’ employers
- Academic departments
- Alumni associations
- Student clubs and organizations
- Work/Study programs
- Local Community:
- Supermarkets and retail stores
- Law firms
- Realty firms
- Board of education
- Utility companies
- American Legion Post
- Chamber of Commerce
- Churches/religious organizations
- Insurance companies
- Medical offices
- Car dealers
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Chapter
- Kiwanis, Rotary or Lions Club
Find more information on Envision’s fundraising options, including ideas, sample letters, a planning worksheet, and more in our Fundraising Guide.