Help Commit to the Climb

Reach for Excellence students strive to triumph over adversity, develop as leaders, and pursue the path to college. You can help them achieve their goals.

Ways to Give

There are many convenient options for giving to Reach for Excellence. Because Reach for Excellence is a 501(c)3, all contributions are tax-deductible.

Make a secure online donation through our partner Blackbaud Smart Tuition.

Donate Now

If you would prefer to send a check by mail, use this downloadable form.

If your gift is in the form of a stock donation, Reach for Excellence currently has an account with Nettuno Wealth Management where stock gifts can be processed.

Instructions for giving stock:

Instruct your broker to have the stock transferred to the Reach for Excellence Account at Nettuno Wealth Management:

  • Reach for Excellence Account Number: A6G374198
  • Reach for Excellence Tax ID 01-0614724
  • DTC#: 0443

Contact:

James B. Roberts
Nettuno Wealth Management FSC Securities Corporation
3025 Windward Plaza, Suite 250 Alpharetta, GA 30005
(678) 455-2704

You now have the option to support Reach for Excellence with your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile. Designate RFE as your favorite charity and Reach for Excellence will receive .05% of your purchase price.  Click here to designate Reach for Excellence.

Your change creates possibilities.

Ready to help improve our program with spare change? In less than 90 seconds, you can give hope to a student. Sign up today at Reach Change.

Reach for Excellence always needs volunteers to help manage the program and assist students in numerous ways. Volunteer opportunities are open to students, parents, and those in the community who wish to make a difference in the life of Atlanta’s youth.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Tutoring
  • Career or special-interest/hobby presentations
  • Chaperoning trips
  • Presenting workshops on particular subjects

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Executive Director Karen Dessables at (770) 936-6481 or dessablk@reachforexcellence.org.

For questions regarding these or other ways to give, please contact Gigi Meyers via email or phone at (770) 936-6489.

What Your Gifts Fund

Thanks to generous individuals, foundations, and corporations, students pay no tuition for their three years at Reach for Excellence. It costs approximately $15,000 for one student to complete his or her three-year commitment and your support will help cover these expenses. Reach for Excellence must fund teachers, textbooks and educational supplies, curriculum-based field trips, meals, transportation, and one-on-one high school counseling.

  • $10.00 per child a day provides breakfast and hearty lunch

  • $25.00 provides all course supplies needed for one student to participate annually

  • $51.00 covers 1/100th of a summer teacher’s salary

  • $75.00 provides MARTA Breeze passes for one student’s transportation for half of the summer program

  • $150.00 pays one teacher’s salary for one Saturday session

  • $510.00 covers 1/10th of a summer teacher’s salary

  • $1,200.00 provides the funds to feed 100 students for one day during the summer

  • $5,100.00 covers one summer teacher’s salary

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GivingTuesday is a global day of giving inspiring people to take collaborative action for their local communities and contribute to the local causes they believe in. Thank you for believing in and supporting Reach for Excellence on GA Gives on GivingTuesday!

YOUR SUPPORT CAN CHANGE THE COURSE OF A YOUNG PERSON’S LIFE.

Reach for Excellence students strive to triumph over adversity, develop as leaders, and pursue the path to college. You can help them achieve their goals.