Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to each and every one of our donors who donated to our Giving Tuesday campaign.
Because of you, we were able to raise an incredible $2,045 in just 48 hours! That’s over 1000% of our goal!
During a year of uncertainty and hardship, you came together in record numbers for our students. Thank you. Muchas gracias.
Here’s the breakdown of what Giving Tuesday donations supported this year:
Faculty Professional Development Fund $100.00
Student Scholarship Fund $155.00
General Operations $1,790.00
2020 Giving Tuesday Total = $2,045.00
One of the most amazing things about our St. Augustine College family is how deeply we care for one another. Our community’s generous support of our students and faculty on Giving Tuesday demonstrated just that. This year, our Giving Tuesday campaign saw a 1012.5 % increase in participation compared to 2018. Wow!
Thank you for your incredible generosity.
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I hope and pray that you, your family, and friends are safe and healthy.
COVID-19 is impacting and touching all of us in many similar ways but, at the same time, its effect is also different for each individual. At St. Augustine, this disease is striking our students and families in devastating ways. As you may know, many members of our Latino communities have limited education; only approximately 11% of us have a college education. Most of our people work in the service industry, hotels, and restaurants, which have been shut down due to COVID-19.
We have heard from students that both of their parents have been left without jobs. With nowhere to turn, they are suffering economically and mentally. At St. Augustine College, we are doing all we can in support of our people. We are now teaching online so that students can continue their education during this epidemic. Unfortunately, many of our students do not have computers. We had 25 old computers, so we repaired them and lent them to the students.
We are taking other actions to address specific problems.
- In the summer, we are going to give additional institutional scholarships to close the gap between what students receive as financial aid and other out-of-pocket costs so students will not have to pay tuition.
- We will allow students to take as many credit hours as they can when full-time students so they can finish their degrees as soon as possible, at no additional cost to them.
- We will start special certificate programs to retool the skills of people who lost their jobs