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This is more than the story of America’s educational crisis. It’s the story of how we can solve it.

There’s a crisis in American education. Too many kids from low-income families are falling between the cracks simply because they’re stuck in failing schools and can’t afford any other options. It’s happening right here in Louisiana where only 73% of students from low-income families graduate from high school.

ACE Scholarships was founded in 2000 to provide these low-income parents with school choice for their families through partial scholarships to K-12 private schools. In 2012, ACE Scholarships expanded its efforts nationally, to help more students receive the opportunity to have a choice in their K-12 education career. Louisiana was the third state of ACE’s national efforts, now serving 1,261 students across the state in over 180 partner private schools.

ACE serves children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, and the average income for our ACE families is $29,000 a year. So far in Louisiana, we’ve awarded 4,256 scholarships with a cumulative worth of more than $17.5M, helping to send kids from low-income families to the schools of their choice.

And the results are amazing with 90+% of ACE scholars consistently graduating high school. Moreover, they’re graduating from college at a rate nearly double that of their peers from predominantly low-income high schools.*

Additional Information for ACE Louisiana:

  • ACE qualifies for the Louisiana Tuition Donation Credit (TDC) Program.
  • ACE Scholarships Louisiana is an approved School Tuition Organization (STO) participating in the TDC Program.
  • Receive a 95% state income tax credit as well as a federal tax deduction on the non-credit portion of your gift—enabling taxpayers to earn a tax benefit of up to 97%.
  • For more information about the TDC, please view our frequently asked questions.

 

*All ACE graduation stats based on national numbers.

90% OF STUDENTS
from low-income families with ACE scholarships graduate high school.
ONLY 72.6%
of students from Louisiana’s low-income families graduate.
WE’RE HELPING 1,261 KIDS
But with your support, we could help 10,000 more.

Give a child the promise of a better tomorrow by becoming a donor today.

Please help us fill the open desks all over Louisiana and let’s give children from low-income families the opportunity for a great education and a lifetime of success. To make a donation contact Arthur Dupre adupre@acescholarships.org For donor FAQs please click here.  

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Board of Managers

DONALD BOLLINGER Chairman, Bollinger Enterprises LLC

JOSEPH CAMPBELL Chief Executive Officer, Associated Grocers

MANUEL PEREZ DE LA MESA Vice Chairman, POOL Corporation

MIKE DEHART Chief Investment Officer, Stuller Management Services

PATRICK FULLER Founder, VoterVoice

MILTON GRAUGNARD Executive Vice President, Cajun Industries

GREG HAMER, JR. Vice President, B&G Food Enterprises

V. PRICE LEBLANC, JR. CEO, Price LeBlanc Automotive Group

DAVID LUKINOVICH APLC

JOHN MCMAHON CPA, APAC

WESLEY PALMISANO President & CEO, Palmisano Group

TYRON PICARD Founder & Principal, The Picard Group

MARK ROMIG President, New Orleans Tourism and Marketing

HENRY SHANE Co-founder, Favrot & Shane; First Lake Properties

RALPH STEPHENS Director, Tax Services, Postlethwait & Netterville

DANA STUMPF-FARRELL CEO, Durr Heavy Construction

PAT TRAHAN Vice Chairman, IberiaBank

RICHARD ZUSCHLAG CEO, Acadian Companies

Louisiana Staff

ARTHUR DUPRE´ President, ACE Scholarships Louisiana
p: 504.710.1132
e: adupre@acescholarships.org

ALICIA DRURY Tax-Credit Program Manager 
p:
303.407.0626 
e: adrury@acescholarships.org

TYEJEREE MCMANUS Community Outreach & Program Coordinator (Scholarship Contact)
p:
504.491.1813 
e: tmcmanus@acescholarships.org

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