Help an ACC Student Out: Give to the Student Emergency Fund during Amplify Austin 2024

Austin Community College District joins the Amplify Austin movement for the seventh consecutive year starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, and continuing until 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7. 

This year’s goal is to raise $50,000 for the college’s Student Emergency Fund, which is available to all enrolled students who face unexpected expenses that can derail their education. 

“More and more students come to ACC with limited resources. Many of our students are just a flat tire away from having no transportation to and from school or work,” says Steve Christopher, ACC associate vice chancellor for Student Accessibility & Social Support Resources (SASSR). “In these cases, research shows that just a small and timely infusion of financial support through the Student Emergency Fund can make the difference between the student staying on track and completing the semester or withdrawing from ACC.”

You can get started today! Here are a couple of ways ACC faculty, staff, administrators, and affiliated leaders (e.g., Board of Trustee members and leadership in affiliated nonprofits and centers) can support ACC’s Amplify Austin campaign now:

ACC Leadership Match

All employees are eligible to create the combined ACC Leadership Match now. This motivates others to give by promising to match their contribution dollar-for-dollar up to a certain amount. For example, someone who gives $100 on Amplify Austin Day essentially doubles their contribution to $200 with the ACC Leadership Match. Join the ACC Leadership Match in two easy steps: 

  1. Pick an amount from the form.
  2. Make a contribution to the ACC Foundation Student Advocacy Center SEF (under choose your designation)

Note: There is the option to contribute via ACC’s Amplify page and write in Leadership Match as well.

Fundraising Pages

  1. Click on the ACC Amplify Austin page, select the Fundraise button and follow the instructions (this should only take a few minutes). 

Once your page is set up, just share it with your networks. Reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions. 

How You Can Support on Amplify Austin Day

  • Contribute: Visit ACC’s Amplify Austin fundraising page to make a direct donation.
  • Raise Funds: Recruit your friends to donate. Share the ACC link or the link to your personal fundraising page.
  • Spread the Word: Take a selfie with an “I Amplify ACC because…” message to post on your social media. Join the conversation with #AmplifyACC and #AmplifyATX.

Last year’s ACC Amplify Austin campaign raised about $31,000 for the Student Emergency Fund.

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