Fri, Oct 06, 2017

The Big Give Launches October 10th!

Per Scholas is eager to announce our participation in the Columbus Foundation’s annual Big Give fundraising campaign! October 10th through October 11th, you can support Per Scholas’ mission to provide onramps for underemployed or unemployed community members with tuition-free technical training by giving a gift to Per Scholas Columbus via the Big Give website.

Since its opening in 2012, Columbus has impacted the surrounding community in a positive way, training students in IT and preparing them for careers in the technology sector. Last year, 85 students were enrolled and 93% of students graduated. Of those students, 82% were diverse and 35% were young adults ranging from 18 to 25 years old. Each year these numbers continue to grow in Columbus.

What is the Big Give?

Big Give is an online giving rally to make a difference through kindness. The Columbus Foundation, its family of donors, and community and corporate partners have worked to make sure that participating nonprofits receive 100% of the donations given. Donations received during the 26-hour online event will be eligible for bonus pool funds based on a pro rata basis. Everyone who gives will have their donation(s) amplified!

When is the Big Give?

The Big Give runs from Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. ET through Wednesday, October 11, 12:00 p.m. ET. Donations made to Per Scholas through The Big Give will be distributed by November 30.

Your generous donation during this 26-hour giving campaign allows Per Scholas Columbus to continue its great work of providing students with technology training and professional development skills. Because of campaigns like the Big Give, each one of our six national sites is able to not only train future IT professionals, but match them with employer partners as well. Per Scholas Columbus recently placed 100% of students in its latest cohort. We are not only helping individuals get sustainable careers in technology. We are helping to build better communities.

If you would like to support Per Scholas during this year’s Big Give, you can give online in the Giving Store. On the move? Give on the go by texting the code 8600 to (614) 230-0347.

Make sure you share your participation in the Big Give on social media by tagging @perscholas, @colsfoundation, and using the hashtags #BigGive and #LeadnTech.

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