31 Days and 31 Reasons to Give

Today is December 1, and the Trinity Boston Foundation’s fiscal year ends with the calendar year on December 31. That means we have 31 days to reach our revenue goal for 2011. 31 days to reach out to our current donors, friends, city-wide partners and those we hope will support our work. We’re going to do that on this blog.

For every day in December, we’re going to offer a reason to give to Trinity Boston Foundation. We did this last year and we’d like to do it every year.

31 Days; 31 Reasons. Our goal is to find donors who together will contribute $100,000. We’ll need gifts of all sizes — from $15 to $150 to $1500 — in order to reach our goal. Won’t you join us?

Reason # 1: Our Mission: Changing the odds for Boston youth.

Did you know that the high school graduation rate in the Boston Public Schools is only 60%? That an African-American boy in the 9th grade in the Boston Public Schools has, on average, a 7.5% chance of ever earning a college degree? Did you know that violence is the second leading cause of death among young people nationally? Or that an African-American boy born in 2001 in the U.S. has a 1 in 3 chance of going to prison in his lifetime? These are the odds – high school graduation, college completion, violence and incarceration – that the Trinity Boston Foundation is working to change. Working in partnership with schools, government agencies and non-profit organizations across Boston.

Together, let’s change the odds.

Make a gift.

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