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Help us raise $500K by Dec. 31st

Together, we are closing wealth and opportunity gaps for marginalized communities!

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


Many critical careers that influence systemic change, such as lawyers, health care professionals, and educators, require postgraduate degrees. Jobs that require a master's degree or higher at entry-level are projected to be the fastest-growing segment of the workforce between 2014 and 2024. To access postgraduate education, students must receive a high school diploma, and a bachelor's degree, and then have the financial resources and time to complete postgraduate school. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • only 3% of all chief executives in the United States are Black
  • less than 7% of all lawyers are Black and less than 6% are Hispanic
  • less than 18% of all surgeons are non-white
  • less than 18% of all civil engineers are non-white

Leadership Brainery is tackling this issue!

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, LB 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 counting on your investment to enable us to...

  • grow our team to rapidly recruit thousands more diverse talent into our life-changing programs;
  • leverage digital technology to match more young adults from marginalized communities with mentors to help them through the admissions and financial aid processes;
  • 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; and
  • train university staff on equitable and anti-racist recruitment and retention practices.

Visit https://www.leadershipbrainery.org/ to learn more about our impactful programs, story, and team. If you have questions or need to contact LB, please email JA@leadershipbrainery.org

Thanks for your generous support!



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It's with the help of supporters, like you, that enables us to continue serving more underrepresented young people seeking master's and doctoral education and advanced career opportunities to uplift themselves, their families, and our communities!

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 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 robust 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!

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO SET UP YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER! If you ever have any questions or would like any assistance, please email JA@leadershipbrainery.org or schedule a time to meet, here.

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