Let’s Get Ready relies on the support of individuals and foundations to continue providing support to the nearly 18,000 students that we serve. There is a range of opportunities for both philanthropic investment and corporate sponsorship to support the high quality programming and near-peer coaching LGR provides. Click here to learn more about the impact of your donation. We are grateful for all of our donors. Click here to see who supported us in FY21.

For additional information about making your philanthropic investment, please email Marvin Vilma, Managing Director of Development, at mvilma@letsgetready.org

Ways to Support

Donate online

You can make a donation directly to Let’s Get Ready on this page.

Donate by phone

Call us at 646-808-2760 or email giving@letsgetready.org with your name and phone number to arrange a payment by phone.

Donate by mail

Send checks made out to
“Let’s Get Ready” to:
Let’s Get Ready
82 Nassau Street, #61819
New York, NY 10038

Engage on socials

Participating in our social media by viewing, reacting, commenting, and sharing content from our YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook is a great way to help spread the word about our work. These actions can garner support and educate the public about Let’s Get Ready.

Donate stock

Donating stocks allows you to avoid the capital gains tax and if you itemize deductions, you can also take a charitable deduction for the entire donation amount. We’ve invested in this secure online tool that enables you to donate your appreciated assets in 10 minutes. Learn more and get started.

Donate from IRA

If you are 70.5 or older and have a traditional IRA, you can use this secure online tool to make a donation from your IRA account. IRA gifts are generally not recognized as taxable income and if you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year, giving from your IRA is a compassionate way to fulfill it. Using this online tool, you can learn more and fill out the forms from your IRA custodian in just a few minutes, or print out the forms to fill them out offline.

Corporate giving and matching

Many corporations have matching gift programs for nonprofits like Let’s Get Ready. It’s an easy way to double, or even triple, the impact of your personal contribution! Ask your human resources department for details and any necessary forms. To set up a matching donations campaign, contact Development at giving@letsgetready.org.

Donor-advised funds

Many investment firms offer Donor-advised fund (DAF) programs, like Fidelity Charitable or Vanguard Charitable, as a way to make tax-deductible contributions in the form of money, traded assets like stock, or even illiquid assets like real estate. Set up a DAF donation quickly and easily at by clicking this link, or talk to your investment firm about supporting Let’s Get Ready (EIN 31-1698832).

Who We Serve


high school and college students


college students engaged as near-peer mentors


zip codes across 29 states


of students identify
as people of color


of students come from low-income backgrounds and/or will be first in their family to go to college

Let’s Get Ready’s unique program supports students through three phases:



Near-peer led prep for SAT exam, personalized goal-setting and introduction to the college admissions and financial aid process.


  • Increase SAT score

  • Increase college knowledge and application preparedness



College enrollment support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.



Virtual near-peer coaches provide personalized guidance around college applications, financial aid, college decisions, and combating “summer melt.”


  • Submit college and financial aid applications

  • Enroll in college



College persistence support through frequent, curriculum-based, two-way texting.



Virtual and on-campus, near-peer coaches provide personalized guidance and support to overcome barriers to college persistence.


  • Identify and address barriers to ensure persistence semester over semester

  • Graduate from college

2021 Annual Report

Check out our 2021 Annual Report to learn more about LGR’s program, our impact, and our community of donors.

Success Stories