This year we are celebrating our work at Urban Assembly by doing something different: instead of a seated gala, we are throwing a virtual gala – a fund raiser without the obligation to leave home on a cold February night.
The virtual gala works like this: through the generosity of our trustees, we shall match every dollar you contribute on a 1:2 basis. This means that for every $2 contributed by you, we would match it with $1. So, $2 from you creates a total of $3. If you were to make a contribution of $10,000, we would match it with $5,000. If you were to make a gift in the amount of $20,000, we would match it with a contribution of $10,000, for a total of $30,000. And so on!
Our goal is to raise money to support the education of our students. Every dollar contributed by you will go directly to Urban Assembly operations, not for catering expenses and hall rental.
Your generosity to the Urban Assembly in previous years has helped us to succeed. Our students graduate at rates that are 13% above the city average and attend college at twice the rate of their peer group in other NYC public schools. We have programs for career training and we assist students to find summer jobs. There is much to do.
We cannot achieve results without your help. Please make a gift and we shall match it 1:2. This is the critical fund raiser for the year.