Partners & Supporters


The Ascend Educational Fund (AEF) is committed to forming holistic partnerships with corporate partners and community organizations to fulfill our mission and to help meet our partner’s goals.

If you would like to become an AEF partner, please contact


AEF is a 100% volunteer organization and it is through our generous supporters and donors that we are able to achieve our mission.

Supporter Circle

$5,000+ donation
1. Naming of a scholarship in their honor (or name of their choice)
2. Extending an invitation to meet our Scholars at our Annual Picnic
3. Offering admission to our Annual Gala as a VIP
4. Recognizing them in our Annual Gala program

Advisory Council
1. Advise the Board of Directors on AEF’s fundraising strategy and contribute their expertise and thinking to the current and future work of Ascend Educational Fund
2. Attend two strategy sessions with the Board of Directors per year
3. Highly encouraged to raise or contribute $2,500
1. Invitation to meet our Scholars at our Annual Picnic
2. Upgrade Gala Admission ticket to VIP
3. Acting on their advice and guidance
4. Naming a Scholarship in their honor (or name of their choice)

Friends of AEF $1,000+ donation