What is the Alumni Challenge? 

The Philadelphia Futures Alumni Challenge, which launched on March 1, is shifting focus to meet unexpected financial and resource needs of our first-generation-to-college students from low-income families.

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this is a very challenging time for Philadelphia Futures’ students and their families  We are asking college alumni to choose one of the following pay-it-forward opportunities to make a life-changing difference for a student today:

  • Cover the emergency expenses that students are facing right now. By donating to the Philadelphia Futures Student Opportunity Fund, you are allowing the organization to help with emergency expenses for students that, if not addressed, will prevent them from achieving college success. Please note “Opportunity Fund” when making your contribution by clicking here.
  • Close a financial gap for students  as they head off to college this year. Our high school seniors are finalizing college decisions during a very uncertain time. Help them make their college dreams come true by providing scholarship money to a deserving student by donating here and noting “Scholarship” in your comments.

Thanks for partnering with us to turn first-generation-to-college students into college alumni.

For more information please contact Korinne Gerhart at 215-790-1666 ex. 439 or korinnegerhart@philadelphiafutures.org.