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Shepherds received great news this summer – three of Shepherds’ foundation donors increase their grants to Shepherds!

Dear Shepherds Friend, Each year Shepherds applies for grants from approximately 15 – 20 private family, corporate and community foundations to help fund elements of Shepherds programs not covered by mentors, individual sponsors, donors and Board of Directors. Foundation grants typically contribute 15-20% of our total annual budget. They help fund tuition expenses, mentor programming and support,

The Exchange Club of New Canaan Increases Their Support by 20%

Going back six years, Shepherds started a mutually beneficial relationship with the Exchange Club of New Canaan. Shepherds mentor – student teams volunteer their time to work at the Exchange Club’s annual Christmas Tree Sale in New Canaan. It’s been a great community service activity for mentors and students at the time of year when giving back is most

The Inner City Foundation for Charity and Education: $60,000 Tuition Support!

Shepherds has been a beneficiary of the Foundation’s generosity going back to our founding in 1998. ICF’s funding to Shepherds is relatively unique among our community and corporate foundations as it allows for funding for tuition expenses. Each year’s grants specifically goes to supplement tuition commitments we make to our partner schools. Earlier this year after

Meet KC Mentor Jim Borger

Jim Borger completed his first Shepherds tour this year with KCHS 2021 graduate Kevin C., who will be attending Fairfield University this fall. Jim provided us with these insightful and meaningful thoughts on his Shepherds’ experience. “I really love the Shepherds program, especially given the current climate in our country. Shepherds help you focus on