Donations to COE Needed

posted Apr 29, 2011, 7:59 AM by Kentucky Trio

Greetings, KAEOPPians!  Below is a Message from Jennifer Cady about the ever important need to donate to COE & Fair Share!

Hello All,

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) works tirelessly for US and for our students/participants.  They are constantly vigilant in issues with the U.S. Department of Education and with our elected representatives in DC.  COE is the reason that we have the funds that we do to run our programs and make a difference in the lives of our students/participants.  Although we are dealing with an extremely tough budget situation now, COE is the reason that we are not facing an even more difficult budget situation in TRIO.  COE will be working tirelessly throughout the federal budget process to ensure that TRIO is in a strong position on the legislative agenda.  I am convinced that without the efforts of COE, in today’s political climate, the TRIO programs would be greatly diminished, if we even existed at all.

As you well know, this work on our behalf is not free.  COE incurs many expenses to make all of these things happen.  They need assistance from us – from each and every one of us – to keep working on our behalf.  You can make a difference to this effort by making a personal contribution to COE Fair Share.  Any amount you can donate would be much appreciated; no amount is too small. 

You can make a donation by sending a check, using your credit card, or having an amount debited from your bank account.  Online donations are preferable (and easier!), but you may certainly mail your check to COE (1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005).  You may also call COE (202-347-7430) and take care of your donation over the phone.  Whichever method you choose, the first step is to visit the COE website at:

KAEOPP and SAEOPP are working very hard to meet our Fair Share obligations by June 15, 2011; this will ensure that ALL of our contributions are counted by the end of COE’s fiscal year (June 30).  If you have not yet made your personal contribution to COE Fair Share, I urge to take a couple of minutes to take care of this today.  

I truly appreciate you support of KAEOPP, SAEOPP and TRIO.  Thank you!

Jennifer Cady, Director

Upward Bound Programs

Morehead State University

150 University Blvd., Box 783

Morehead, KY  40351