What did you get from your Congressional Award experience?
· A new way of looking at the world?
· The chance to explore a new country, new neighborhood or natural wonder?
· A best friend, mentor or colleague?
· An opportunity to help others? A job?
It is very likely that the support of others made a difference in your Congressional Award experience. Individuals like you supported the Alumni Giving Campaign to ensure the program extends to every interested and motivated young person throughout the country. Many people assume that the Congressional Award program is federally funded by Congress. But in fact, that isn’t the case. As the only 501(c)(3) charity of Congress, volunteers, sponsors and supporters provide the necessary funding to recognize and honor awardees across the nation. So even if you just earned your Gold Medal, it’s not too soon to think about giving back.
Gifts of all sizes add up very quickly. And, the value of your gift is greater than just the dollar amount. Consistent annual giving from the newest generations of alumni shows that you appreciate the role of philanthropy and the services that made a difference in your life. You now have the opportunity to send the elevator back down to those who will come after you. And it sends a message that you chose to remain a part of the Congressional Award community and feel invested in the program’s future.
There are a few options for giving. You can make a one-time donation of any amount, sponsor a Congressional Award event, or provide reoccurring general support. Or, you can sponsor a participant through the Honor Roll giving program.
Join the Alumni Honor Roll
The Honor Roll encourages gifts from alumni of all ages, with giving levels set according to the amounts needed to support a Congressional Award participant through the program.
DC Gold Medal Experience: $500.00
Benefits for Honor Roll members and other sponsors include recognition on the Congressional Award website and special communications throughout the year.