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John Kidenda, V.P., & Rick Reeder, President & FounderThe Bridge Fellow program began as a monthly pledge initiative to help ensure that our students' scholarships have a stable source of funding while allowing the organization to push further towards our goal of graduating 25 scholars by 2025.


In addition, Bridge Fellows form the core community of The African Leadership Bridge. Fellows receive monthly newsletters highlighting the progress that our students and organization make, while also showcasing opportunities for those members who wish to become more involved. Most importantly, however, a sense of a support network and family amongst our contributors greatly enhances our students' experience while in the U.S., which is an invaluable factor in making sure they get the most out of their education. Upon graduation and employment, our scholars become Bridge Fellows themselves, ensuring that your gift lives in perpetuity.


Using the fundraising site, Razoo, we are able to accept automatic monthly contributions in an amount that you choose. Once you join as a Bridge Fellow, you can manage your account and cancel at any time through Razoo. You may also use Razoo to make a one-time donation.


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Besides opportunities to be involved with students on a personal level, the financial participation of donors has tangible benefits. Here are some examples of how a manageable monthly contribution helps support students:


Platinum Giving Level - $500/month

IMPACT TO STUDENT: A semester's worth of tuition and fees

Gold Giving Level - $100/month

IMPACT TO STUDENT: Textbooks for a year

Silver Giving Level - $50/month

IMPACT TO STUDENT: A semester of meals

Bronze Giving Level - $25/month

IMPACT TO STUDENT: A year's worth of school supplies


We hope these opportunities with the Bridge Fellow program not only benefit the scholarship recipients through direct interactions with many different diverse members, but also benefit members' lives through this uniquely individualized program. Consider becoming a Bridge Fellow today.