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Fund a Need


$100 can cover transportation costs for our 9th graders to participate in our annual summer career day, where they will visit companies throughout San Francisco and be exposed to various professions.


$250 can purchase 1 student chromebook for high school and college applications.


$500 can cover the cost of the Family Intro Dinners to set students and families up for success in First Graduate.


1,000 can fund the All Access Admissions Fair, a First Graduate event that is the only first-generation college fair in the city.


$5,000 can fund about 20 students applications to independent schools and need to prep for and take the SSAT.


$10,000 can fund the Annual College Application Retreat, allowing high school seniors to participate in a week-long “application bootcamp” where they will learn about the various components required on college applications and begin their college essays.


$30,000 can help fund the SoCal College Knowledge Tour, allowing 35 students to visit colleges and universities throughout California (note: true cost is just under 30K)

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If you have held an appreciated stock or mutual fund for more than one year, you can donate those securities to First Graduate and receive a tax deduction for their full fair market value, and avoid paying any capital gains tax. Please discuss this gifting strategy with your tax professional prior to making the gift so that you are certain of the benefits in your particular situation. First Graduate’s broker is Blake Freeman at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC: SINDER/ROHRER/ROSS/FREEMAN; Phone: 415-396-6733. DTC#: 0141. For benefit of: #20316072. TAX ID #: 94-3381171.

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