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            Together - Ascendium 2021 Education Philanthropy Report

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From the President & CEO: We’re Stronger Together

“Through the strength of our work together, we have the potential to impact millions of future learners.”

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Dick George - President and CEO of Ascendium
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Grantmaking at Ascendium

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Funding in Our Focus Areas

Our focus areas support our continued commitment to removing obstacles so more learners from low-income backgrounds can succeed.

Reduces or eliminates institutional or systemic barriers for learners from low-income backgrounds, especially in underrepresented groups. Learn More
Supports efforts that streamline transitions through better data sharing, improved collaboration and more effective postsecondary education and workforce training systems. Learn More
Addresses barriers facing currently incarcerated adults who don’t have equitable access to high-quality postsecondary education. Learn More
Supports efforts to better understand rural learners and postsecondary providers so that more rural learners from low-income backgrounds can meet their goals. Learn More
Amy Kerwin

Looking Ahead to 2022

Ascendium’s Vice President - Education Philanthropy Amy Kerwin shares her thoughts on what’s next in 2022.

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Making an Impact in Our Communities

Ascendium employees give back to the communities in which they live and work through our employee giving program, Ascendium Cares.

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