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Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
January 12, 2022 at 8:52 PM

Staying the Course in 2022

January 2022 Newsletter This is the first week back from winter break for LAUSD students — at least for those with a negative COVID test. While we hoped we’d be planning early-year gatherings, Omicron had other plans. So, we are focusing o…
Joanne Reyes · [email protected]
January 4, 2022 at 6:37 PM

Thank You!

Dear John, We had an incredible response to our end-of-year giving campaign and wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support through it all. It was a difficult year for our students, who are still facing the challenges of the pandemic as they pu…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 3:57 PM

Last Day

John, There’s still time to donate before our matching challenge is over (at midnight)! It just takes a few minutes for you to help clear the road of obstacles for students on their way to earning their degrees. Any amount, small or large, can make a dif…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 5:27 PM

2 days left!

Hi John, Tomorrow is the last day to make a donation and have it matched by our Board of Directors, so we wanted to remind you about this great opportunity to make your gift go twice as far! Need more evidence that education equity matters? Higher educa…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 27, 2021 at 5:57 PM

Triple your support today

John, We know it’s likely a busy time for you right now but if you have a minute to spare, a gift of any size goes a long way to support our work. Our matching funds from Zenith Media are running low, but you can still multiply your impact by three! …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 5:57 PM

3X your gift!

We’re 10 days away from 2022, and our friends at Zenith Media want to make sure our fundraising campaign ends with a bang. They will match all your donations up to $10,000. And, thanks to our Board of Directors who are already matching every dollar you d…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 14, 2021 at 6:56 PM

What’s Around the Bend?

Hi John, ​​For many first-generation, lower-income students already facing obstacles to get to college, the road ahead has become even more complicated. The pandemic and school closures for 20+ months have taken a severe toll on our educational systems a…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 7, 2021 at 8:57 PM

We're half way there

December 2021 Newsletter For a lot of our students, this was their first semester on campus after a year of virtual learning. With all the detours life threw their way, they’ve made it to the halfway point of the school year! From vaccine …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 3:57 PM

Join the Global Celebration

Giving Tuesday is today, and people everywhere are joining the global celebration of giving! When you support Fulfillment Fund, you are empowering thousands of lower-income and first-generation students in Los Angeles on their r…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
November 23, 2021 at 6:37 PM

Grateful for our Legacy

With the start of the holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we are thankful for — our legacy. We feel incredibly lucky to have had such great leadership through our Founder, Dr. Gary Gitnick. We are thankful f…
Joanne Reyes · [email protected]
November 19, 2021 at 6:03 PM

Preparing for the Road Ahead

Dear John, Seeing friends, eating in public spaces, gathering as a group — signs that life, as we knew it, is slowly starting to shift back into place. However, as we begin to regain normalcy, our students still face extreme and ongoing challenges. Anxio…
Wendy Spinner · [email protected]
November 17, 2021 at 8:07 PM

Honoring a Life of Service

Dear John, It is with a heavy heart that we share that our founder, Dr. Gary Gitnick, passed away on November 4, 2021, surrounded by his closest loved ones. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially for his unwavering …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
November 4, 2021 at 5:03 PM

Ready or not, here it is!

November 2021 NewsletterNo matter how much we plan and prepare, no one was ready for the major detours caused by COVID-19. Getting back on track from the pandemic (which we are very much still in) has widened the pre-existing gaps in our communitie…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
October 6, 2021 at 10:43 PM

Holding the Line

October 2021 NewsletterFor many first-generation college-bound students, the challenges, fears, and apprehension to pursue a college education are not new. The pandemic has amplified their sense of uncertainty and disconnection to the endless possi…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
September 15, 2021 at 10:10 PM

Inspire Students to Dream Big!

Destination College is the Fulfillment Fund’s signature college access conference. Now in its 25th year, this information-packed virtual event will focus on inspiring high school students to “dream big” about their future on Friday, …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
September 9, 2021 at 9:54 PM

When Connection is Key

September 2021 NewsletterOur College Access students at our partner high schools have been back in the classroom for three weeks now. Most of our College Success students started class on campus last week, while the rest are preparing to do just th…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
August 18, 2021 at 9:07 PM

Remembering our Founding CEO

This past spring, we said farewell to Fulfillment Fund’s founding CEO, Andrea Deering Cockrum. She led the organization for more than 25 years before retiring in the late 2000s. During this tenure, Fulfillment Fund grew from a grass-…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
August 11, 2021 at 8:30 PM

The new normal

August 2021 Newsletter LAUSD is opening its doors for its first full semester of in-person learning since the start of the pandemic last year. Things won’t be back to the old normal, instead, schools will adopt new policies to make su…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 6:53 PM

Destination College is back!

Mark your calendars for 2021's Destination College! Get ready for our two-day virtual college conference packed with workshops and presentations to help high school students prepare for their college journey. Stay tuned for more information o…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
July 7, 2021 at 8:47 PM

Combatting Summer Melt

July 2021 Newsletter Despite the school year coming to a close, summer is still a busy time at Fulfillment Fund. While many of our students are enjoying some downtime as they prepare for the next step in their educational careers, our…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
June 2, 2021 at 10:58 PM

Congrats, Class of 2021!

June 2021 Newsletter High school and college seniors are graduating and preparing for their next chapter and we are so proud of all they’ve accomplished during this challenging year. This year’s grad celebrations have been both virtua…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
May 25, 2021 at 11:22 PM

Thanks for coming!

Thanks for supporting us with Sip & Celebrate! Our virtual happy hour, with special guests Ed Helms and Rosie O'Donnell, celebrated all of our graduating students, and many of them had the opportunity to share their stories.…
Joanne Reyes · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 5:27 PM

What are you doing later?

There is still time to get your tickets for today's Sip & Celebrate! We'll be celebrating all of our graduates with special guests, Ed Helms and Rosie O'Donnell, and raising funds to support more grads through our mission. G…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
May 18, 2021 at 8:54 PM

This Friday!

Tickets for Sip & Celebrate are still available! Join us for this Friday's happiest of hours with Ed Helms and Rosie O'Donnell to celebrate our students and their accomplishments. We'll hear directly from Fulfillment Fund gr…
Joanne Reyes · [email protected]
May 13, 2021 at 10:45 PM

Last call for your party box!

Tomorrow is the last day to purchase a Deluxe Ticket and receive a box in time for next Friday's (May 21) virtual happy hour, Sip & Celebrate. Get your party box and join Ed Helms and Rosie O'Donnell, along with our incredib…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
May 12, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Look at what we did!

As the school year is almost coming to an end, we're looking back at everything we accomplished in the 2019-2020 academic calendar. Despite an abrupt shift to virtual service delivery for the remaining months of the year, Fulfillment Fund reached 2…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
May 6, 2021 at 8:08 PM

Let the celebrations begin

May 2021 Newsletter May 1 is also known as Decision Day for high school seniors around the country. It’s the deadline for them to commit to a college to attend in the fall. With some students returning to in-person classes and others …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 11:47 PM

Sip & Celebrate Just Got Rosier

Comedian, actress, author, and producer, Rosie O'Donnell, will join us for our virtual happy hour, Sip & Celebrate. We'll also feature some of our incredible students who will be sharing their stories and accomplishments. Th…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 11:01 PM

Guess who's joining the party?

Special guest, actor, producer, and long-time Fulfillment Fund supporter, Ed Helms, will be joining us for Sip & Celebrate. Don't miss his heartfelt message to Fulfillment Fund students and supporters.  Join us for a brief h…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 11:20 PM

You're Invited

The 2021 Sip & Celebrate virtual event will be a celebration featuring inspiring stories of resilience, overcoming adversity, and pathways to brighter futures. Join us as students reveal their college decisions and get ready…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
April 6, 2021 at 11:08 PM

Springing into Careers

April 2021 Newsletter Spring brings with it a feeling of growth and renewal, and that’s just how we are operating this month at Fulfillment Fund. Much like our students, we have a lot of wonderful projects that are ready to bloom. In …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 7:15 PM

Save the Date

Save the Date Mark your calendars for this year's Sip & Celebrate. The virtual event will feature inspiring stories of resilience, overcoming adversity, and pathways to brighter futures. Join us as students reveal their…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
February 3, 2021 at 10:07 PM

Achieving College Success

February 2021 Newsletter This week, our high school seniors are turning in their Fulfillment Fund Scholarship applications. As a part of our College Success Program, each year, we award an average of 60 new students tuition scholarshi…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
January 12, 2021 at 10:10 PM

Ready for 2021!

January 2021 Newsletter Almost two weeks ago, we bid farewell to 2020 — perhaps one of the most difficult years in modern history. Yesterday, LAUSD welcomed the start of its second semester of the school year and third term of virtual…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
January 5, 2021 at 8:54 PM


Dear John,  We had an amazing End of Year campaign thanks to the generosity of incredible supporters like you. So very many came together to help Fulfillment Fund protect our students' dreams during this educational crisis. You helped us meet all of…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 30, 2020 at 6:27 PM

We’re almost there — can you help?

Dear John,  We’re just a day away from the end of our campaign to protect students’ dreams. While many of us anxiously await the new year with hopes for a better and healthier tomorrow, there is still much we can do today to help students get the ed…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 28, 2020 at 6:08 PM

There’s still time

John,  We have almost reached the full amount of our matching challenge with Bank of America, so there’s still time to triple your impact! Help us unlock the full amount. Act now and your gift will make three times the impact in the lives …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 22, 2020 at 8:07 PM

3X your investment

Hello John,  With only 9 days remaining for our end of year Dreams campaign, Bank of America is now matching donations to help us reach our fundraising goal. They are matching up to $20,000, which means that along with our Board of Directors’ matchi…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 16, 2020 at 12:07 AM

Joy and Health

For many of us, the holidays have already begun; for others, they are just around the corner. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and encouragement through this difficult year. Together with your help, we are steadfast i…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 8, 2020 at 10:07 PM

Looking back on 2020

December 2020 Newsletter This has been an unprecedented year full of challenges that most of us never imagined we would face in our lifetime. As we prepare to bid 2020 farewell, we look back on everything we have accomplished despite these ob…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
December 1, 2020 at 3:08 PM

Give Today!

Hello John,  Today is #GivingTuesday! Help strengthen our community by making a donation that supports the futures of our youth. You can make a difference by joining the fight against the greatest educational crisis of our time today. …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
November 30, 2020 at 8:37 PM

Tomorrow is a special Tuesday

John,  In case you haven’t heard, tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. Every year, long after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are over, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to invest funds in causes that matter to us. #GivingTuesday is a global generosit…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
November 24, 2020 at 11:27 PM

We are grateful to YOU!

We have so much to be thankful for. Due to the amazing support of donors like you, we completed our Elephant matching challenge in record time and raised $15,000 in less than one week! Getting us closer to our end-of-year fundraising goal that…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
November 19, 2020 at 12:57 AM

Act Now to Triple your Donation

John,  For many of our students, pivoting from being in the classroom to virtual learning during the pandemic has been especially difficult. Besides being faced with increased responsibilities at home, the digital divide has widened, with lower-inco…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 9:57 PM

Protecting Students' Dreams Together

Dear John,  As 2020 comes to an end, one of the most daunting years in recent memory, I hope that you and your loved ones are well—mind, body, and spirit. The pandemic and social unrest have challenged us in ways that we could have never imagined.  …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 9:35 PM

And that's a wrap!

October 2020 Update We’ve just concluded our first-ever national and virtual edition of Destination College+. Students and families logged on from across the country for our 24th annual conference focused on providing critical knowledge and r…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
October 7, 2020 at 10:47 PM

To College and Beyond

October 2020 Newsletter We are just days away from our annual event, Destination College+, sponsored by Aurora Capital Partners! Starting Sunday, October 11th, students and families nationwide will log on via Zoom to access over 20 workshops …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
September 18, 2020 at 7:07 PM

Guess who’s joining Destination College+?

We are excited to announce our special guest for Destination College+! Comedian, actress, producer, and author, Tiffany Haddish will help us kick-off our four-day college access and success conference, Destination College+. Two of …
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
September 3, 2020 at 7:07 PM

Destination College+ Goes National

September 2020 Newsletter Now that school is in full swing, Fulfillment Fund is preparing for our annual Destination College+ equity-focused college access and success conference, taking place on October 11th through 14th. From 9th Grade thro…
Fulfillment Fund · [email protected]
August 13, 2020 at 9:35 PM

Ready for a New Semester

August 2020 Newsletter Families across Los Angeles suffered tremendously as they continue to grapple with the disruption of COVID-19. Now, with the fall semester less than a week away, they — along with teachers and administrators — must adap…