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August 3, 2022 at 10:48 PM

Shifting Gears

August 2022 Newsletter As the summer seems to have breezed by, many Fulfillment Fund students are already preparing to go back to class, and we are gearing up for another active school year. This fall, the education landscape is much clear…
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July 5, 2022 at 4:57 PM

Welcome to Fulfillment Fund University

July 2022 Newsletter When one of our students makes it to their first day of Fulfillment Fund University, it means they have officially transitioned from our College Access Program to our College Success Program. It’s a major milestone in …
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June 9, 2022 at 4:57 PM

It’s just the beginning

June 2022 Newsletter “When one chapter closes, another begins” is a phrase we often hear at graduation. As we watch our high school and college seniors prepare for their commencements, we realize in their smiles and enthusiasm that this is…
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May 19, 2022 at 5:37 PM

A Look Back at 2021

June 2021 marked the end of the first complete year of virtual learning for LAUSD and many college campuses across the country. As we witnessed the ramifications and long-term effects of distance learning, the need for Fulfillment Fund's support be…
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May 11, 2022 at 11:21 PM

We did it, together!

May 2022 Newsletter The magic of being together in person has been in full force for the Fulfillment Fund community this month. This is the most exciting end of the school year we have had since the start of the pandemic. It’s been a month…
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May 1, 2022 at 4:03 PM

Online ticket sales close tomorrow!

Join us this Thursday, May 5, at SoFi Stadium, as we return to our in-person festivities for Fulfillment Fund's spring event, Sip & Celebrate! Enjoy a fun-filled evening outdoors with a delicious seated dinner.  We'll be awardin…
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April 28, 2022 at 6:27 PM

Guess who's coming?

Next Thursday, May 5 at SoFi Stadium, we'll have a special treat for our guests. We will be accompanied by — none other than — the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the very place where our hometown team won it! Good Day LA’s Michaela Perei…
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April 20, 2022 at 10:51 PM

Ready to Celebrate?

We're almost two weeks away from Sip & Celebrate! Join us on May 5 at SoFi Stadium, when we will honor the Gitnick Family for their decades of service and commitment to Fulfillment Fund. Fulfillment Fund was founded by Dr. Gary…
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April 12, 2022 at 6:08 PM

Let's get together!

Don't miss this year's Sip & Celebrate! at SoFi Stadium on May 5. Enjoy a fun-filled evening outdoors with a delicious seated dinner and exciting program. We will honor the Gitnick Family for their decades of service and commit…
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April 6, 2022 at 6:12 PM

Strengthening our Community

April 2022 Newsletter Fulfillment Fund is pleased to resume in-person events for our students and supporters. Last month, we came together at the LA BIG 5K with members of our Young Professionals Board and volunteers who we had not seen fo…
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March 17, 2022 at 7:52 PM

UPDATE: Sip & Celebrate now on May 5th at SoFi!

We are thrilled to share updates for our spring event, Sip & Celebrate!  This IN-PERSON event will now take place on May 5 at SoFi Stadium. We will honor the Gitnick Family for their decades of service and commitment to Fulfillm…
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March 9, 2022 at 9:33 PM

Exciting Moments Ahead

March 2022 Newsletter March is a month that begets anticipation, especially for high school students, because with March comes the promise of change. Our College Counselors are working with 11th graders who are preparing to apply for colle…
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February 24, 2022 at 6:33 PM

We’re Running to Make College a Reality

Fulfillment Fund is proud to be an official charity of the 2022 LA BIG 5K. We are running the LA Big 5K on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Dodger Stadium, and we want you on our team! By joining us for this family-friendly event, you can rai…
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February 9, 2022 at 9:59 PM

Money for College

February 2022 Newsletter In February, we often focus our efforts on helping students secure financial aid. This year is no different, and we are happy to share the growth of our very own Fulfillment Fund Scholarship Program. In addition to…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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, …
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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…
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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-…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…