Keep College Dreams in Reach for Central Texas Students
In 2022, we continue to face the biggest educational challenge in recent history. Students from lower-income communities have lost significant learning time due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, many students in more affluent communities have had the opportunity to receive additional tutoring, increasing the opportunity gap for education in our region even further.
Breakthrough students and families have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic—facing unemployment and food and housing insecurity. School closures meant not only social isolation but losing access to needed learning supports, computers, school supplies, and quiet spaces to complete schoolwork. These setbacks add to the inequities already faced by communities who are more likely to attend economically segregated schools with fewer resources.
For our students in college, the upheaval of systems and safety nets our students rely on—campus support systems, financial aid offices, access to work study and service industry jobs that helped pay for school–threaten to derail students’ college plans. Nationally, we can already see the impact of these events, with a 16% decrease in college enrollment.
Your support of Breakthrough’s radical, 12 year program will help provide more than 2,100 Central Texas children with the guidance and support they need to persist toward their dream of becoming a first-generation college graduate and change the trajectory of their family forever.
Together, we can create a breakthrough for the young people of Central Texas!
If you prefer to donate via check, please send your gift to Breakthrough Central Texas, 1050 E. 11th Street, Suite 350, Austin, TX 78702
This year, get more when you give more.
Your gift is eligible for a 100% tax deduction under the CARES Act legislation. The CARES Act included a new above-the-line deduction for total charitable contributions up to $300 for individuals who do not itemize deductions, and $600 for married couples filing jointly. For itemizers, existing cap on annual contributions has been raised to 100% of adjusted gross income. Please consult your tax advisor concerning the application of this law to your particular situation. Learn more.
Because of supporters like YOU
At every grade level, our students outpace their peers on critical milestones, including school attendance, grades, and college entrance exams.
96% of our students graduate from high school on time, compared to 86% of their peers from low-income communities.
- 91% of our students enroll directly in college, compared to 42% of their peers from low-income communities.
- 56% of our students graduate from college within six years, compared to 12% of their peers from low-income communities.
- Breakthrough students are twice as likely to graduate from college as their peers.
WAYS TO GIVE
Mail your tax-deductible gift to Breakthrough Central Texas, 1050 E. 11th Street, Suite 350, Austin, TX 78702
Make a gift in the name of, or in honor or memory of a loved one.
Donor Advised Fund
Request a grant from your donor advised fund for Breakthrough, EIN: 74-2991346
Gift of Stock
Make a gift of your appreciated securities to avoid capital gains tax and enjoy a charitable income tax deduction. If you plan to transfer a gift of stock to Breakthrough, please complete this notification form so we can properly credit your gift to you.
Please contact our Development Team at email@example.com to request account information to make your gift via wire transfer.
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Remember Breakthrough in Your Will
Interested in helping students realize their college dreams beyond your lifetime? Structure your will to provide for your family first; then include a gift to the charitable organizations you love. A simple sentence and meeting with an estate planning attorney are all it takes. The following is an example of wording that may be used to name Breakthrough as a beneficiary of your last will and testament. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate.
“I, [name], of [city, state, zip], give, devise and bequeath to Breakthrough, [federal tax ID #74-2991346], [written amount or percentage of estate] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
For questions or to connect directly with a member of our Development Team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.