This Giving Tuesday, Give Opportunity To Students Like La-Ontra

Giving Tuesday is just two weeks away!

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, College Advising Corps will look to you, its alumni, to help raise $20,000 so CAC can continue to provide life-changing advising services to tens of thousands of college-eligible low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented high school students.

Holly and La-Ontra’s story highlights how our collective impact is helping change students’ lives.

Holly and La-Ontra

Holly knew La-Ontra was academically ready for college. La-Ontra’s main concern was whether she could afford a four-year degree.

Thankfully, La-Ontra had Holly as her high school’s full-time college adviser to help her search for scholarships.

Photo courtesy of Holly Perry

The day La-Ontra’s financial aid package for UNC-Chapel Hill was ready, she brought her computer to Holly’s office so they could read the letter together.

They read until they got to the last line: “After scholarships and grants, you owe $0.”

“I saw tears begin to appear in her eyes. ‘Ms. Perry, is that for real?’,” Holly said.

Holly told her it was, but La-Ontra kept asking, just to be sure.

“With the discovery of that award, she received the validation that she needed for all of her hard work.”

Thanks to her hard work and Holly’s help — funded by your support — La-Ontra is attending UNC-Chapel Hill this fall and will graduate debt-free.

When you give to College Advising Corps this Giving Tuesday, you give opportunity to students like her.

Photo courtesy of Holly Perry

This year, when you give during #GivingTuesday, your donation will be matched 100% by our board of directors up to a campaign total of $20,000!

Make a gift today and help support students like La-Ontra!