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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. And it’s happening right here in Texas, where more than 300,000 students drop out every year.

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. ACE serves Texas children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program and the average income for our ACE families is $35,219 a year. In just a few years, ACE has issued 4,059 scholarships to low-income families in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Worth. And we continue to expand our network of partner schools in an effort to send more Texas kids to the schools their families have decided are right for them.

For 20 years, ACE Scholarships has provided quality education options for families in need. 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.*

 

*All ACE graduation stats based on national numbers

93% OF STUDENTS
from low-income families with ACE scholarships graduate high school
73%
of ACE college graduates earn a bachelor’s degree or higher
WE’RE HELPING OVER 600 KIDS
But with your support, we can help 11,020 more

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

Please help us fill the 11,000+ empty desks all over Texas and let’s give children from low-income families the opportunity for a great education and a lifetime of success.

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Board of Advisors

JUDY & DICK AGEE Founder & Chairman, Wapiti Energy and Bayou Well Holdings Company
Houston, TX

ADRIENNE & SNEHAL AMIN Founder, The WindAcre Partnership
Houston, TX

CHARLENE BRANDAU President, Avvento Foundation
Houston, TX

JONATHAN CARR Foundation President, Christian Brothers Automotive
Houston, TX

CATHY AND ALEX CRANBERG Authentic Agility
Houston, TX

HEIDI CRUZ Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Houston, TX

COLLEEN DIPPEL Founder and Executive Director, Families Empowered
Houston, TX

JEREMY FRANK Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Houston, TX

BRAD FREELS Chairman, Midway Companies
Houston, TX

JAIME & JOHN LODGE Lodge Lumber
Houston, TX

JOHN O'SHEA President, JCJ Energy
Houston, TX

KHALED SALEM Managing Partner, Williamsburg Enterprises, Ltd. 
Houston, TX

MELANIE SCHMIEDING Managing Director, Abbot Downing
Houston, TX

KELLEY & BRENT SOUTHWELL Chairman, PJS of Houston Inc
Houston, TX

HANNAH & PAUL WOLFERT  Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Wells Fargo
Houston, TX

Texas Staff

JR HOLLAND Vice President, Development - Dallas & Fort Worth
p: 817.456.4661
e: jholland@acescholarships.org

JENEE PULLIAM ACE Texas Alumni Director
p: 281.451.7269
e: jpulliam@acescholarships.org


 

SHELLEY ROGERS President, ACE Scholarships Austin, Houston, and San Antonio
p: 713.530.9574
e: srogers@acescholarships.org

ALEX NUÑEZ Associate Director of Development, ACE Austin, Houston, and San Antonio
p: 281.690.6536
e: anunez@acescholarships.org

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