Invest in Peer Power

Unique among organizations in the college access sector, College Summit is financed by a combination of philanthropy and shared costs with high school partners.


Demand for College Summit’s PeerForward program is robust. School districts are hungry for a peer-driven solution to college access and attainment. In order to keep pace and grow, we need to build up the capital necessary to match a school’s investment 3:1. This ratio will decline as we grow, thanks to economies of scale. Generous support today will enable us to set even more students on the path to higher learning.

College Summit engages corporations, foundations, and individuals in our urgent mission. The PeerForward model is designed to maximize philanthropic investments by scaling without significantly increasing costs.

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We join forces with leading corporations to create solutions for the workforce challenges of tomorrow. Help us fortify low-income communities by advancing students’ career and higher learning opportunities.

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We partner with outcomes-focused foundations seeking to boost the lifetime prospects of young Americans and to activate their capacity to influence peers toward achievement and fulfillment of potential.

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Philanthropic gifts large and small enable us to bring our unique model to more high school students, putting college and career success within their reach. To make a donation, click here.

“The Fossil Foundation is proud to be a supporter of College Summit and an early investor in PeerForward. Their commitment to finding innovative solutions to help level the playing field for students is directly in line with our values. Like College Summit, we believe in the power of the student voice and that unleashing the power of young people themselves is key to improving education.”

David Rothschild
Director of Social Entrepreneurship
Fossil Foundation, Global Giving

Join These Supporters

Help 1.8 million students from high schools in low-income communities, many the first in their family to seek higher learning, on their path to college and career.

Leadership Level

The Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Foundation

William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation

The Kapnick Foundation

Sustainer Level

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Stupski Family Foundation

ECMC Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York

The Samberg Family Foundation

Hillenbrand Family Foundation

Supporter Level

Katherine G. Farley and Jerry I. Speyer

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

Freddie Mac Foundation

The McCance Foundation

Clarence Otis, Jr. and Jacqueline L. Bradley

Feil Family Foundation

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

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