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Let's get more underrepresented people into graduate school and high wage careers!

At Leadership Brainery, with you by our side, we are working to close opportunity and wealth gaps to ensure that underrepresented students have full access to opportunities to advance academically, professionally, and economically.

Click Here to learn more about Leadership Brainery’s Mission, Theory of Change, Programs, and here for our Partners!

We are counting on your investment to help us…
  • Grow our team of talented professionals and double the number of diverse students participating in our transformational programs from 700 to 1400;
  • Leverage digital technology to match more young adults from marginalized communities with mentors to help them through the admissions and financial aid processes and direct recruitment opportunities with graduate school representatives;
  • Offer both in-person and virtual opportunities, such as personal and professional development workshops and networking opportunities;
  • Provide free standardized test preparation materials, coaching, and financial aid resources;
  • Train university staff on equitable and anti-racist recruitment and retention practices; and
  • Complete our 5-year Strategic Growth and Sustainability Plan.

Great News! Leadership Brainery’s Board of Directors is offering a 1:1 match for every dollar up to $75,000!


You Can Also Help by becoming a Volunteer Fundraiser!

Leadership Brainery a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization) works to close opportunity and wealth gaps by ensuring equitable access to postgraduate degree programs and high-impact careers for underrepresented candidates, which includes people of color, individuals from a lower socioeconomic status, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We are actively looking for volunteer peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraisers to help us accomplish this. P2P campaigning "is when individuals organize personal [fundraisers] to collect donations from their [friends, family, coworkers, etc.]"

Why are we fundraising? To put it simply, we need money to continue driving the impact and influence our mission requires. To do that, we need to invest in more staff to expand our operational, programming, and evaluation capacity. This will allow us to support more prospective graduate students and build greater institutional partnerships with universities and companies.

What’s the timeline? For best results, we recommend you start your fundraiser as soon as possible and give yourself at least a 30-day timeline.

What will the process look like? By volunteering to fundraise, you’ll take only about 15 minutes a week to share your support of our mission with and solicit donations from your network—friends, family, coworkers, etc.—to meet your own personal fundraising goal.

You'll receive support from our development team throughout your peer-to-peer fundraising journey. We've already created the campaign webpage and step-by-step instructions on how to set up your own personal fundraiser. You don't have to worry about a thing—we'll have all the language written up for you to use, including templates for emails, social media posts, and text messages that you can easily send off!


Visit to learn more about our impactful programs, story, and team. If you have questions or need to contact LB, please email or schedule a time to meet, here.

Thanks for your generous support!

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Catherine Wong

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