Help inspire the people who will invent the future
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Offering a first-class experience to these first-class students costs $7,000 each.
But SSP is committed to staying within the financial means of every qualified student, regardless of income.
That's why, net of financial aid, families pay only about 40% of our costs.
Your generous contribution today keeps this life-changing opportunity open to tomorrow's leaders.
Young alumni (since 2001): check out
"My parents could not afford to pay for any summer activities. Generous aid was the reason I could share in the experience of a lifetime, meet amazing people, learn about incredibly new and fascinating topics. I am extraordinarily grateful to those who made a completely free, totally engaging summer possible." -from a student
"We think SSP is worth the whole fee and then some. But realistically we couldn't afford more than $1,000." -a parent
Read stories from SSP '13 and about how you can help make '14 possible. Questions, comments, or want to volunteer? Call 866-728-0999 or email sspalum [at] summerscience [dot] org.
SSP students work hard … so do your dollars
We are careful stewards of your donation. A volunteer, unpaid Board of Trustees, elected by alumni and former faculty, oversees SSP's budget. Campus housing, meals, and facilities plus summer faculty salaries make up 2/3 of total expenses.
SSP Endowment Fund
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Gifts to the Endowment Fund are invested, with returns providing a long-term financial cushion for SSP.
Help us reach our 55th Anniversary goal to have a $2,000,000 endowment balance by Sept. 2014. You may earmark your donation to a "Named Fund" within the Endowment including Honoring SSP Faculty and 55th Anniversary. Other naming opportunities are available. See FAQ.
More Options For You
Matching: Apply for a matching gift from your employer.
President's Council: Pledge to donate at least $1,000 per year to the Annual Fund.
Capital Gains Tax Savings: Contribute appreciated securities to avoid capital gains taxes.
Legacy Society: Remember the Summer Science Program in your will, and let us know that you have done so.
Payroll Deduction: If your employer provides for charitable payroll deductions, e.g. through United Way, direct all or part of the deduction to SSP.
The IRS has designated SSP as a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit, EIN #94-3341965, so your contributions are deductible as provided by law.
Contact us for more information.