College for Every Student (CFES) is a nonprofit organization based in Essex, NY, that helps underserved students prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college. Currently, CFES works with 200 schools in 24 states to help its 20,000 students move toward college success. Over the last six years, 96 percent of CFES high school seniors have gone on to college. (CFES)
Put a Student on the College Path
After recently expanding their headquarters in Essex, NY, and redesigning their logo, CFES now desires to double the number of North Country students served by September 2013! CFES intends to join forces with 10 new schools in Essex, Clinton, Franklin, and St. Lawrence counties. Yet to make that happen the fundraising must begin.
“Every year dozens of schools reach out to CFES, wanting to ensure a brighter future for their students,” said CFES President & CEO Rick Dalton. “Yet limited funding forces us to deny thousands of deserving children the opportunity to benefit from the services and support CFES provides.”
CFES has created a raffle to help generate the funding for these schools. There are fabulous prizes including weeklong stays on Florida’s St. Joseph Bay, Southport Island on the Maine coast, and Lake Placid’s Mirror Lake in upstate New York, along with several other item and food prizes. Visit the CFES website for a complete listing of prizes.
“Businesses, as well as friends of CFES, have been extremely generous,” said Dalton of the raffle prize donations. “Already we have 30 prizes, ranging in value from $400 to $4,000.”
- 100% of money raised will go directly to programs for CFES Scholars.
- Each $100 donation supports a CFES Scholar for one year.
- Ticket holders will rank their prize preferences, allowing them to select the item they desire.
- 35 prizes, valued between $400 and $4,000!
Each raffle ticket costs $100 and 100 percent of every dollar raised will go directly to students in America’s neediest communities.
“The $100-per-ticket-cost reflects the funding needed to support a year of programming for one student,” Dalton explained. “And if that isn’t incentive enough to buy a ticket, the incredible prizes should be!”
Tickets can be purchased through the CFES office by calling 518-963-4500. For more information and a complete listing of prizes, visit the CFES website.