As our students count on us, and we count on members of the community like you.

Your generosity reassures our students that you believe in them, that the dream of a college degree is within their reach, and that you know their success will benefit our entire community.

Ways to Support our Students

Cash Donations

Provides real-time support to be used as is most needed, or designate a specific purpose for your generosity.

In-Kind Donations

Donations of new or like-new products, instead of cash, are welcomed on an as-needed basis and are tax-deductible. Our current wish list includes:

  • Kitchen Supplies
  • New or Gently Used Clothing
  • Tickets for admissions to cultural, performing arts, science and sporting events
  • Gift cards to grocery stores and department stores
  • Items appropriate for auction sand raffle prizes

To ensure your item is a good fit for NGS’s needs, please contact us before delivering at

Sponsorships & Underwriting

We invite corporations and local businesses to sponsor events and underwrite various program expenses. Current opportunities include sponsorship of two spring fundraising events: our annual The READ, an evening event featuring our cohort of high school graduates, and Kickball Showdown, where rivaling commercial vs. residential realtors bring the fun and community goodwill to the field. Underwriting is needed for college visits, field trips, and scholarships. Please contact

Stock Donations

Donate shares of stock, bonds or mutual funds, to give our Scholars hope for a brighter future, contact for assistance.

Memorial and Honoria Program

Make a gift in honor of a special person or occasion, or in memory of loved ones as a meaningful recognition that will foster brighter futures for our Scholars.

Legacy Giving

We encourage you to name Next Generation Scholars in your will, trust IRA, life insurance policy, and/or estate plan, and informing us of your thoughtfulness. This ensures we can acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime and beyond.

“When I received a card from NGS saying that, in honor of my birthday, a scholarship was being provided to a motivated high school graduate - I couldn’t have thought of a better gift!”

- Sandy L., community member