Commit to making an impact.
Visionaries are C4K’s most loyal and generous supporters, providing critical support in our financial health and sustainability.
Support over time
Visionaries commit to a particular level of funding for three years. This program allows C4K’s most loyal and generous supporters to play an even more critical role in the financial health and sustainability of C4K. Our Visionaries lead the way in securing C4K’s ability to empower youth to become self-sufficient and reach their full potential.
We are deeply grateful for the support and generosity of our current Visionaries, who make C4K’s mission possible:
Dr. Robert Gest III
Susan and Peter Sheeran
Rita and Doug Minerd
Lisa Huizenga Hogan and Mark T. Giles
Janet and Eben Morrow
Renee Savage and Glenn Doggett
Dana and Karl Quist
How it works
Select a level and make a 3-year commitment to C4K:
Silver Visionary Level
Gold Visionary Level
Platinum Visionary Level
You can become a Visionary today. To get started, send us an email:
In Charlottesville and Albemarle County in 2017 there were 5,612 families who earned less than what is needed to survive — they cannot afford housing, food, and utilities. Through no fault of their own, nearly half the children born into these economically disadvantaged families will remain economically disadvantaged all their lives. When parents struggle with poverty, their children face enormous obstacles in completing their education and becoming self-sufficient. With sustained and intentional efforts, like those offered by C4K and supported by our Visionaries, children can escape the cycle of poverty and be guided towards a pathway to self-sufficiency.
Making an impact
The Visionary program provides C4K with the ability to focus on programming that directly meets the needs of low-income youth. The experiences youth have at C4K are life changing. The return on investment for out-of-school time programming has been estimated to be as high as $17 for each dollar invested. Since inception, 97% of youth completing C4K program requirements have graduated high school.
We help underserved youth become content creators, not just content consumers.
We provide equitable access.
We support our community’s economic development by investing in our youth.
What our youth say
Our recent C4K Youth Impact Survey shows how youth perceive C4K’s influence in their lives:
said C4K helped them make better choices in their lives
said C4K helped them find resources and information to support the development of their ideas
said graduating from high school is important or very important
said continuing education after high school is important or very important
said C4K played a role in interest in studying STEM
said C4K helped them get good or really good at engineering and robotics
Would you consider becoming a C4K Visionary?
Please send us an email to share your interest or any questions you may have.