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Invest in a better future for our students, and our region.

When high potential students miss out on educational opportunities, that lost potential affects all of us. ACES works to close that gap. Students in the ACES program benefit from a proven, evidence-based approach that yields clear improvements in college and career readiness, college applications, and degree completion.

As a key stakeholder, you will open doors to a college degree—and increased economic opportunity and job mobility—to many more young people in Montgomery County. ACES serves approximately 1,700 students at the high school level alone.

Support students regardless of where they are in their educational journey.

You can support students by directing your gift to any one of our institutions or by sharing it among the ACES partners. Our key philanthropic priorities to build student success include:

  • Leadership and career experiences, including student internships.
  • CLEP exams for college credits
  • Transportation for students to college, cultural, and career-related activities.
  • College scholarships to help cover tuition and fees
  • Laptops and technology
  • Addressing food insecurity and other emergency needs

Thank you for considering a transformational gift to the ACES program. Your gift has the ability to change short and long-term outcomes for Montgomery County students and families and will pay dividends for many years and generations to come.

For more information please select one of the links below to speak with a philanthropic officer at any of our partner institutions:

Richee Smith Andrews

Chief Advancement Officer, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG),

Noah Saposnik

Senior Campaign Director, Montgomery College,

Kristen Callisto

Acting Executive Director, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Educational Foundation, Inc.,

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