Ways of Giving
SEO offers many ways to contribute. Our supporters are welcomed to give their time, expertise, and/or financial resources to help us propel human potential.
Every SEO participant is not on the same journey, but all are hungry for opportunity. Opportunities make a better world for all of us. SEO programs make all the difference. Help us create an ecosystem of excellence that propels human potential so that our students can truly seize every opportunity.
Become an Opportunity Maker.
SEO proudly earned its ninth consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator, which is the highest rating possible.
Only 4% of charities have received nine straight four-star ratings.
At SEO, there are many ways to give the gift of education and career success:
Individual Philanthropy is the cornerstone of annual giving at SEO. There’s a variety of giving programs with deepening levels of investment in the young people we serve.
Alumni & Friends
We have 10,000+ alumni and growing. Alumni and friends have opportunities to expand their networks and increase their professional skills. You can donate your time, expertise, or actively help us raise funds.
There are numerous ways to include SEO in your estate plans or to establish life income plans that benefit SEO.
Foundation and Corporate Grants
Institutional Giving is at the very foundation of philanthropy at SEO. Our family of foundations and corporations who make annual or multi-year grants to SEO are making the world a better place by supporting educational and career opportunities.
SEO Career Partnerships
SEO Law Partnerships
SEO Alternative Investments Partnerships
Alternative Investments Conference
Sponsor an SEO Scholar
Individual donors who provide annual support at the $10,000 level and above are eligible to designate their support to Sponsor a Scholar.
College Gap/Loan Sponsorships
Individual donors are invited to make a major multi-year commitment to close the tuition gap that enables our Scholars to attend top-tier/first-choice colleges.
Andrew Golkin Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund, which provides scholarships and emergency funds to ensure that SEO Scholars persist through college, was established in memory of Andrew Golkin by his friends and family who lost him on September 11, 2001.
Become a Mentor or Volunteer
Giving your time to support the young people SEO serves is one of the most gratifying ways to get involved and make a difference.
Annual Awards Dinner
Each spring, leaders in business, philanthropy, and public service are recognized for their achievements before an SEO audience of more than 1,000 attendees, including SEO Board members, donors, corporate partners, SEO alumni, and community stakeholders.
San Francisco Achievement Benefit
Each fall, the Achievement Benefit brings together members of the SEO Scholars Advisory Board, business leaders, philanthropists, and influential community members to celebrate honorees whose work is transforming educational equity in the Baby Area.
SEO Scholars Summer Enrichment Program Partnerships
SEO Scholars College Intern Partnerships
Make a one-time, monthly, or multi-year donation.
SEO thanks its many supporters who are helping us turn untapped potential into new found greatness. We are proud to acknowledge our many Opportunity Makers here.