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 Mightycause.
Click here to 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: JJD688932
  • Reach for Excellence Tax ID 01-0614724
  • DTC#: 0443


James B. Roberts
Nettuno Wealth Management
12640 Crabapple Road, Suite 300, Milton, GA 30004
(678) 455-2704.

Reach for Excellence partners with to accept donations of cryptocurrency.  Click HERE to donate.

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

For questions regarding these or other ways to give, please contact Karen Dessables via email or phone at (770) 936-6481.

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


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.