The Ascend Educational Fund (AEF) is a New York City non-profit focused on providing college scholarships and mentorship to students of immigrant background, regardless of national origin, ethnicity, and immigration status. In our first two years, we have awarded nearly $100,000 to 16 outstanding students, representing countries including Bangladesh, Mexico, China, India, Guyana, Dominican Republic, South Korea, and Tibet.
We are holding our Second Annual Gala on Saturday, March 14 at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City. 100% of the profits from the Annual Gala will be awarded as college scholarships. The evening will feature a four-hour open bar, food stations, a keynote by Pulitzer-award winning journalist and filmmaker, Jose Antonio Vargas, multi-cultural performances, DJ, and a silent auction!
Please visit AEF’s Annual Gala website for more information: http://gala.ascendfundny.org.