Local philanthropist, Sara Kimmel, announces the $25,000 matching grant toward the Rising Stars Scholarship Fund.


At Milagro Center, 100% percent of the at-risk teens attending our after-school academic and cultural arts program graduate from high school. But graduating high school is just the beginning for these determined teens. Most want to attend college or study a trade, but they are not able to afford the tuition.

That’s why Milagro Center has established the RISING STARS SCHOLARSHIP FUND – to make sure each one of our high school seniors can pursue a post-high school education. So committed to this goal, our long-time major supporter, the Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Foundation has pledged a $25,000 matching gift to launch this scholarship, and an additional $25,000 match to fully fund the initiative.

That means for a limited time, you can double your donation! Milagro Center is seeking individual donors to make gifts of up to $5,000 to meet the Kimmels’ challenge and help to take our graduating seniors to the next level towards a self-supporting and productive life.

Please help support our Rising Stars Scholarship Fund and help Milagro Center meet the Kimmels’ match. With your donation, you’ll be making the career dreams of our deserving students come to life.

Hear what some of our recent graduates have to say about our Rising Stars Scholarship Fund!

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