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Annual giving day, Keeping the Promise, set for October 22

September 22, 2020 | San Diego Community College District

The San Diego Community College District will hold the second annual, "Keeping the Promise" giving day on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Keeping the Promise, to be held on Thursday, October 22, is an opportunity for faculty, classified professionals, administrators and community members to make a difference in the life of a San Diego Promise student. 

“All gifts made during the Keeping the Promise giving day will support San Diego Promise students enrolled at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges,” said SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll. “Our own faculty, administrators, and staff, and the entire San Diego community can help these students achieve their personal, professional, and educational goals with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to support our students.”

Donate to the 
San Diego Promise

Those who donate during the Keeping the Promise giving day will double their impact. Thanks to a generous donor, all contributions made up to a total of $10,000 during Keeping the Promise will be matched.

The San Diego Promise began as a pilot program in 2016 with an initial cohort of 186 students whose freshman year came tuition free. Since then, the program has served nearly 6,700 students, welcoming over 4,000 of those participants in 2020-21 academic year. 

Besides covering tuition, the San Diego Promise also provides grants to offset the cost of textbooks and other instructional supplies, counseling, and hands-on support to help students develop an educational pathway leading to their career goals.

In 2019, Keeping the Promise generated nearly $30,000 for Promise students, with 133 donors participating. This year’s giving day is another opportunity for district faculty, staff, administration, and the entire San Diego community to show their support for Promise students.

To donate to the San Diego Promise, visit the Keeping the Promise page.

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