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ELeVATE 2016

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
68 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 07, at 11:59 PM EDT
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We Need Your Support!

January 04, 2019

As you may know, HERL is conducting another campaign in support of the ELeVATE program. Since its inception, ELeVATE has proven to be an effective approach to easing the transition from active military to college student for our returning service men and women, and we’re looking to build on the success of previous cohorts.


We thank you for your dedication to our cause, and hope you’ll consider contributing to our current campaign through another generous donation or by spreading the word about the benefits of ELeVATE. 


The start of a new year always holds so much promise and we wish each of you the very best in 2019.


Please click here to make your 2019 gift!

Thinking of veterans this holiday

December 20, 2016

As we enter the holiday season, we want to take a few moments to thank each of you for your support of the ELeVATE program.  With your help, we reached our goal and two deserving veterans benefitted by participating in the 2016 ELeVATE program.

We hope that you’ll consider supporting our current EngagePitt campaign for the 2017 ELeVATE cohort ( ).  As the testimonials of past participants demonstrate, ELeVATE has opened doors – academic and professional – while also serving as a catalyst for positive change in their personal lives.  Our veterans have given so much, and ask for so little in return.  With your continued support, ELeVATE will continue to help veterans embark on the next phase of their lives.

Happy Holidays from everyone at HERL!


April 13, 2016

You did it!

The level of support you provided - especially in the final days of our campaign - was incredible and we are truly grateful to have so many individuals show their dedication to assisting our veterans.

Providing financial support for a cause sends an important message to those who will benefit from your contributions. Your efforts will resonant with the veterans in our program and will serve as a reminder of the importance all of us place on helping those who have worked and fought so hard for our country.


We've reached 50% of our goal!

March 25, 2016

Thanks to our supporters, we are now able to enroll one (1) veteran for the upcoming ELeVATE program.  However, we still have work to do.  To borrow a football analogy, we've crossed the 50-yard line, but we need to reach the end zone to win.  Think "Red Zone" on a Sunday afternoon.

Veterans mean so much to southwestern Pennsylvania.  As neighbors, friends, and co-workers, they strengthen the fabric of our communities and make our region special.  With your continued support we can bring another veteran closer to realizing his or her academic goal. 

We have 13 days remaining for our campaign - it's time for the hurry-up offense. Please help us cover the next 50 yards to bring home a win for another deserving vet.



Thanks for the great start!

March 07, 2016

Fantastic! Just 72 hours into our campaign and we are already past the 25% mark of our goal.

We are reminded each day of the challenges facing returning veterans – in terms of transitioning to the civilian workforce and the higher education system. Your support means so much to veterans and their families looking to build upon their military experience, and we’re looking to build on our great start.

We hope you’ll take a few moments to share our request with your friends and families via Facebook and Twitter.  Simply include our EngagePitt address ( to allow ELeVATE to assist future veterans.

Choose a giving level



Your contribution will allow a vet to take that first step towards a STEM career.



A contribution at this level will help cover the cost of program materials.



Your contribution at this level lets vets know they have a strong support network during their program.



Your contribution will cover the cost of preparing a vet's poster board presentation.



A contribution at this level will help cover the housing stipend provided to vets during enrollment in ELeVATE.



You are a game-changer. Your contribution will be the catalyst for future success in a STEM field for a deserving veteran.

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