What a delight it was to reconnect with colleagues in the industry after a long hiatus from conferences! We had such a great time catching up through meaningful conversations, intentional sessions, and much fun.
We also had the honor of sponsoring the 5K/3K once again this year. Congratulations to the 5K winners who beat Terry!! Thanks to Dean Mendes’ suggestion, we decided if Terry was in the top 5, we would donate $200 per person who beat him to the International ACAC Global Fund*, so we rounded it up to a $1000 donation. It's always a pleasure to be able to sponsor activities that promote health and support scholars!
*The International ACAC Global Fund represents the Association’s commitment to providing resources and supporting opportunities for its members. Building upon the established excellence and history of the Scholar Program, the Global Fund will extend financially-supported programming to all members, across all levels of the organization.
The Global Fund consists of three pillars of support.
The Scholar Program – The cornerstone of the Global Fund, the Association’s first priority is to support a minimum of 12 high school counseling professionals, working with underrepresented populations, who would not otherwise be able to attend the annual Conference.
Conference Bursaries – Each year, funds raised through Global Fund initiatives will be set aside for university, high school, and independent educational consultant members to apply for and receive financial support to attend the Annual Conference. This may come in the form of travel grants or funds to offset registration and lodging costs.
Opportunity Grants – Modeled after NACAC’s Imagine Grants, members of International ACAC are invited to apply for funding to support ideas and initiatives in their communities that support student access to higher education in their home country or abroad. All members are invited to consider how their next great idea can be supported by the Global Fund.