Ways of Giving
SEO offers many ways to contribute (see below). Our supporters give their time, their expertise, and their financial resources to help us propel human potential. Every SEO participant is not on the same journey. Some are underserved youth with dreams of college graduation. Others are high achievers but underrepresented in the fields they seek. All are hungry for opportunity.
At SEO we believe that opportunities make a better world for all of us. SEO programs make all the difference and SEO supporters help us create an ecosystem of excellence that propels human potential so that our students can truly seize every opportunity. Join the movement.
Become an Opportunity Maker.
SEO proudly earned its 7th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which is the highest rating possible.
Less than 6% of charities have received 7 straight 4-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 13,000+ 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 opportunity.
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 matriculate to 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.