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 2020 Partnership Opportunities


 College Commitment Day

ACCESS has participated in College Commitment Day since the national movement began in 2016! Today ACCESS College Commitment Day is a highly anticipated community event. This celebration commemorates an exciting time of life for our local students – college acceptance and the filing of their FAFSA form for financial aid!

To date, the event has hosted over 9,000 students from 33 local high schools, as well as, parents, high school and college faculty, and community leaders. College Commitment Day is a high-energy, school-spirited celebration for high school seniors. The event is an unforgettable tribute to the educational achievements of local students with the help of our master of ceremonies, local radio personality, Shaggy from Z104’s Z Morning Zoo.

Additionally, local news and talk show airings make it possible for the entire community to join in the celebration and be inspired by ACCESS student leaders as they declare their commitment to higher education.

This year, College Commitment Day will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

If you are interested in becoming a partner for this event, contact our Vice- President for Development, Dionne T. Scott, or call 757-351-2309.

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 Scholarship Awards Luncheon

The ACCESS Scholarship Awards Luncheon celebrates the achievements of our newest generation of ACCESS Scholars. Every year, ACCESS has the pleasure of awarding its own ACCESS “Last-Dollar” Scholarship to nearly 150 students.   These scholarships, totaling more than $800,000, range from $5,000 to $25,000. This year, we will be awarding “Last-Dollar” Scholarships to our 32nd graduating class.

This event has featured keynote speakers such as:
 
  • The Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn, Virginia Supreme Court Justice

  • Wes Moore, Best-Selling Author and Rhodes Scholar

  • David Mele, President, Homes.com and Former Publisher, Virginian-Pilot

  • Darryl Bell, Actor and Producer, "Ron" from A Different World

  • Lavell White, Motivational Speaker

Our Scholarship Awards Luncheon hosts over 600 attendees—including students, parents, school officials, as well as business and community leaders.   The event draws annual coverage from local media outlets including The Virginian-Pilot, WVEC Channel 13, and WTKR Channel 3.

This year, the ACCESS Scholarship Awards Luncheon will take place on Friday, June 19, 2020, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. 

If you are interested in becoming a partner for this event, contact our Vice- President for Development, Dionne T. Scott, or call 757-351-2309. 

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 ACCESS Annual Luncheon

Hosting nearly 300 attendees, including regional business and community leaders, the ACCESS College Foundation’s Annual Luncheon is an exciting event in which ACCESS reports its fiscal year accomplishments to partners, donors, and the overall community. The 2020 Annual Luncheon will occur in October 2020; further details will be available later in the year.

This event has featured keynote speakers such as:
 
  • The Honorable Timothy M. Kaine

  • The Honorable Mark R. Warner

  • President of University of Virginia

  • President of Old Dominion University

  • President of Norfolk State University

  • President of Eastern Virginia Medical School

If you are interested in becoming a partner for this event, contact our Vice- President for Development, Dionne T. Scott, or call 757-351-2309.