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For over four decades, COE has defended educational equity for low-income and first-generation students, veterans, adult learners, and students with disabilities.

Thank you for your generosity and commitment to educational equity

Join us in empowering change and supporting these critical initiatives. Your donation, no matter the size, will have a profound impact on the lives of countless students, providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive academically and beyond.

Empower dreams worldwide by supporting study abroad and change lives, one journey at a time.


Help sustain high-quality professional development, research, advocacy, student opportunities, and post-graduate career pathways.

Educational Opportunity Campaign

Support interns as they experience the federal policymaking process on Capitol Hill.

Thomas R. Wolanin Congressional Internship

Celebrate 60 Years of TRIO Excellence

Join us in commemorating this milestone by contributing $60 to COE.

As we mark 60 years of TRIO excellence, we ask TRIO professionals like you to make a symbolic contribution of $60, reflecting our journey and commitment to advancing educational opportunities for all.

Where Your Contribution Goes:

The funds raised will support COE programming that directly impacts TRIO students, such as:

  • National Student Leadership Congress: Empowering young leaders to shape the future.
  • Keith Sherin Global Leaders Study Abroad: Providing transformative international experiences.
  • Thomas R. Wolanin Congressional Internship: Opening doors to D.C. for aspiring leaders.

Impact Beyond Numbers:

Your $60 donation will not only contribute to direct support services for students but also provide relevant training for directors and staff. Your support also has a direct impact on our annual Fair Share campaign. Your $60 donation will count towards each individual’s personal contribution goal of $100 by June 30 in the current giving year. To illustrate, donations before June 30, 2024, will count towards Fiscal Year 2024, while contributions after July 1, 2024, will go towards Fiscal Year 2025.


TRIO Fair Share

If you are a college access and success professional, we thank you.

You are an unsung hero for all the good that you do, and surely you know by now that COE has your back. Not only do we provide training on the numerous issues that you deal with every day, but our webinars in grant writing make it more likely that your work will continue without a pause. Your Fair Share contribution will see to it that we can continue these efforts and anticipate new needs as you change lives for the better. 


Other Friends of COE

When you give to COE, you join a movement to ensure student potential is never undervalued.

COE does more than work with TRIO professionals across the country to ensure that they have all the tools they need to serve low-income, first-generation students or students with disabilities. Learn more here.


In giving to COE, you are not just helping efforts to protect programs that have helped so many. You are investing in hope. Hope that someday, these programs might cover far more than the less than 5 percent of eligible students who gain access to these vital services. Hope that, at minimum, COE can persuade Congress to expand the program to cover a million students from the current 875,000-plus. Hope that more lives can be changed for the better .

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