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Our Story

Four leading groups in Guilford County recognized the potential for having Say Yes to Education locally — and set out to pursue a dream. That dream became reality within two years — and, as a result, will change lives for generations to come!

How Guilford County Said Yes to Education

Representatives of Guilford Education Alliance, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, High Point Community Foundation and Guilford County Schools came together to explore the possibility of bring Say Yes to Education to our community. They quickly recognized the tremendous potential of a local Say Yes program — not only for students in the Guilford County Schools system, but for the long-term future of Guilford County, as well. Once Say Yes to Education and Guilford County got to know one another better, this became a robust, organic and community-wide undertaking, involving volunteers from all corners of Guilford and one of the most successful fundraising efforts in the county’s history. Generous supporters throughout Guilford also recognized the potential of Say Yes, and quickly pledged their financial commitments. By the time Say Yes Guilford offically launched on September 17, 2015, nearly half of the funds needed to fully support the endowment — $70 million — had already been raised!

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