Strive for College works together with leaders in the private sector, school districts, foundations and others interested in creating an even playing field for more equitable college access.

Prominent corporate partners like Deutsche Bank put Strive at the forefront of corporate social responsibility initiatives that go far beyond charitable giving. Employee engagement opportunities from corporate sponsors are a major source of Strive's volunteer mentors, and our Partnership Team provides high-level support to create initiatives tailored to the unique needs of different partners. Strive's virtual mentoring allows us to offer an engaged, meaningful volunteer experience entirely online.

Innovation is at the heart of Strive's mission, and our distinctive partnerships reflect that ethos. UPS and other organizations offer Strive's virtual mentoring service as a direct benefit to their employees. If you are interested in joining Strive as a partner, send an email to Partnership Support Specialist Lin Park at, and we will get right back to you.

Strive also delivers virtual college mentoring to students in partner school districts, including Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest public school district.

We receive support from foundations committed to improving college access and outcomes. Notable current and former grantors include: Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation, A Better Chicago, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Individual supporters are also critical to Strive's ongoing success. See below for a list of our donor Honor Roll, and click here to donate to Strive.

Check out the video below to hear about Strive's partnership with Deutsche Bank. 




15 Foundation Inc

A Better Chicago

Abhinay Poonja

ACTUS Foundation

Adam Feder & Jennifer Pence

Aksel Nielsen Foundation

Alan Bauer

Alan Werba

Alberts Home Port Real Estate

Alex Marks

Alexander G. Gesell

All Stars Helping Kids

Allen Varney

Allison Zukerbrow

AMD Matching Gifts Program

Amgen Foundation

Amish Barot

Amol Helekar

Andrew Bartrop

Andrew Eskin

Andrew Sloves

Andy Bursky

Ann Houser

Anne M. Jablonski

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Applied Materials Foundation

Artemis Daphnis

Arthur Goldfrank

Ashlee Hunt

Ashton Murray

AT&T Foundation

Autumn Love

Bank of the West

Barbara Silverman

Benjamin Quillian

Bessemer Trust

Bill Kim

Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough Foundation

Blair Ingraham

Bob Spinner

Brad Kurtzman

Bradley Hochberg

Brian Fagen

Brian Mendell

Cara Greene

Carol Ardman & Loren Fishman

Catherine Kite-Strycharz

Charlene VonSaher

Charles Schwab

Charles Updike

Charles Wray

Charlotte Zang

Chicago Public Schools

Chizen Family Founation

Chris Bledsoe

Chris Ghiathi

Chris Heusler

Chris Kleinert

Chris Lahoud

Chris Tsakalakis

Chris Turner

Christine Eberhardt

Christy Lee Carter

City Bridge Foundation


College Board

Communities Foundation of Texas

Congregation Beth Am

Connie & Bob Lurie Foundation



Connie Eoanou

Connie Robbins

Constance Moore

Crosby & Kaneda

Daniel Myers

Daniel S. Bauers

Darren Schlissel

David A. Helfand

David desJardins

Davita Inc

Dee-Ann Toth

Deutsche Bank

Dina Kaufman

DJO Global

Dominick Petrosino

Don Watters

Donald Allen

Drew Goldman

Echoing Green

Edward F. Limato Foundation

Elaine Kim

Elene Terry

Elizabeth Roberts

Eloise Stiglitz

Emeka & Catherine Okereke

Emily Stolfus

Entrepreneurs Foundation of New England

Eric Chen

Eric Mauff

Esperanza Cerdan

Fidelity Charitable

Finnegan Family Foundation

Focus Business Bank

Fossil Foundation

Gail Evans

Gary E. & Margaret Wendlandt

Geetha Dabir

Georgeta Johnson

Gerson & Barbara Bakar

Gloria Harris

Goldstein Munger & Associates

Greater St. Louis Community Foundation

Gregg Walker

Gregory K. Sivaslian

Gregory Rinsky

Gregory Wendt

Groome Transport

Grove Foundation

Heritage Bank

Houston Endowment

Ian Overton

Innovate Foundation

J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation

Jacob Stiglitz

Jacob Ziemann

James Flynn

Jane lee

Jason Boxer

Jay Martin

Jeff F. McDonnell

Jeffrey Cohen

Jeffrey Hubbard

Jeffrey Marin

Jeffrey Orloff

Jeffrey Parks

Jeffrey Wakefield

Jennifer Proga

Jessica Firth

Jessica Winchell

Jewish Communal Fund

Joan Evans

Joan Stagg


Joe & Anya Stiglitz

Joe Lonsdale

John A. Sobrato

John Dains

John Eydenberg

John Haskins

John Lobrano

John McDonnell

John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

Jorge Calderon

Joseph Goldberg

Joseph Sinnott III

Joshua Shoshan

Karen & Sandy Loewentheil

Kate McWilliams

Kathryn Eberhardt

Katzman Ernst Family Foundation

Kenneth Kelly

Kenneth Levien

Knight Foundation

Kris Grapes

Lance Cunningham

Lee B. Hutter

Leslie Bluhm

Leslie Dorosin

Linda M. Carter

Louis R. Lurie Foundation

LWI Financial

Marc Nickley

Marco Mendez

Marcus Fest

Mark Fedorcik

Mark Halperin

Mark Hantho

Mass Mutual

Melanie Kaufmann

Men's Warehouse

Mendez Family Foundation

Mia Hamamato

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Michael Edward Skelly

Michael Moyer

Michael Tulio

Mike & Mary Terry Family Foundation

Mike Houser

Miriam Rivera & Clinton Korver

Mona Singh

Morgan Stanley Global Trust

Nadar Issa

Nadine W Bray

Nancie Fimbel

Nancy Hirsch

Nathan Johnson

Neil Hirsch

Neil Kee


Nicole R. Leach

Norbert Pelc

Noreen Yamoka

NY Fundraising Event

Optimum Wealth Management

Ossie Hanauer

Oz Family

Parthenon Capital - Rick Calle

Patrick Hamner

Paul Stefanick

Paul Wolfowitz

Paychex Inc

PepsiCo Foundation

Peter Chidyllo

Peter Dehaas

Peter Ezersky

Pew Charitable Trust


Preferred Imaging Payroll

Rachel Helfing

Rees Jones

Reza Akhavi

Rhonda Farber

Rich & Jackie Sanders

Richard Angell

Richard Fang

Richard Grellier

Robert Vogel

Roberta Nechin

Ron Hallagan

Roseland Development Associates LLC

Sam Astor

Samantha Knappenberger

San Jose State University

San Mateo County

Sanford Carl Lowentheil

Santanu Das

Scott Turow

Shane Tiemann

Shannon Keiley

Shawna S. Burger

Sheldon Marks

Sherkids Ltd

Sievert Family Foundation

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Skip & Deirdre Snyder

Sofia Janney-Roberts

Square Inc

Stanford University

State of Iowa

Stephen Brauer

Susan Briggs

Susan Burnett

Tatiana Nikitina

Terry Segal

The Chicago Community Foundation

The Lefkofsky Family Foundation

The Schott Foundation For Public Ed

The Sternberg Family Charitable Fund

Think Finance

Thomas Humphrey

Thomas O'Rorke

Thomas Patrick

Thu Dao

Timothy Faazio

Todd Kulick

Todd Stevens

United Way Silicon Valley

UPS Foundation

Vivek Sankaran

Washington University

Werba & Davis Advisory Services 

Will Hamlin

William Cilker Foundation

William H. Danforth

William J. Chepolis

William Shelton

William Soskin

Wilson Sonsini LLP

Yahoo Employee Funds

Zach Suffrin

Zimmer Family Foundation

Zulki Khan