“Thank you for investing in the future!” ACE sisters Micaiah and Shilah from Helena, Montana, took the stage at the 2022 ACE Scholarships Montana Cocktail Event to share their stories
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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 lower-income families are falling between the cracks simply because they’re stuck in failing schools and can’t afford any other options. And it’s happening right here in Montana.
ACE Scholarships was founded in 2000 to provide these lower-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. Montana was the second state of ACE’s national efforts.
ACE serves the children of lower-income families, the majority of which qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
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Please help us provide scholarships to lower-income children all over Montana and let’s give these children the opportunity for a great education and a lifetime of success. You can empower children with a quality, life-changing education at the elementary or high school of their dreams by donating to ACE. For those inclined to make a difference and fortify our Montana community, this program is a no-brainer. Ninety-five percent of every donation to ACE directly funds a child’s scholarship, and the taxpayer receives a 100% state income tax credit, if eligible through the Montana Tax Credit for Qualified Education Contributions for this donation.
Board of Advisors
CRAIG BARRETT Retired CEO/Chairman, Intel
ROBERT BEERS Billings, MT
JOE BILLIONRetired Owner and Chairman, Billion Auto Group
JERRY CASHMAN Founder and Owner, Cashman Nursery
BRIAN CEBULL Montana
GREG GIANFORTE Founder and Former CEO, RightNow Technologies
JARED HAUSKINS Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
COLLEEN HOWELL Managing Director, Global Data Company
JAY JAMIESON Montana
ELLIOT JUSTIN Founder and Chairman, SwiftMD
JENNI LEACH, Ph.D., LCPC Great Falls, Montana
LIZ MARCHI Former President & CEO, Montana West Economic Development
MARC PIERCE Co-Founder & CEO, Warm Springs Productions
JIM SCOTT Vice Chairman of the Board, First Interstate Bank
RAY THOMPSON Founder & Former CEO, Semitool
RICK UNGERSMA President, Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply
CHRIS WRIGHT CEO, Liberty Resources LLC
DAVID YARLOTT President, Little Big Horn College
JAKE PENWELL President, ACE Montana & Wyoming
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ACE Montana News
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