The US Foundation seeks to build community and support in the US among Atlantic College ex-students, parents, supporters, and friends. We embrace the Mission Statement adopted by Atlantic College and all the United World Colleges:
"UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future."
As the pioneering United World College, Atlantic College is fully committed to achieving this through:
- Global Citizenship
- Environmental Responsibility
- Life-Long Service
- Transformative Education
- Scholarships on Merit
Scholarships and fundraising:
In December 2007, we raised our first US foundation scholarship to Atlantic College, thanks to the generosity of ex-students, parents, and supporters of the school and its mission. We are committed to keep funding this scholarship by soliciting on-line giving by ex-students, parents, and friends of UWC Atlantic College.
We also support UWC Atlantic College through activities organized and hosted in various cities in the US. In February, 2008, we hosted a dinner in New York in honor of Neil Richards, as well as a reception for NY based ex-students. In 2006, we sponsored a dinner at the British Embassy in Washington, DC and a reception in San Francisco.
We are a 501-c (3) public charity, which means that gifts made by US tax payers are tax free to the extent permitted by law. All gifts are acknowledged in writing.
UWC Speakers series:
In 2006, the US Foundation launched the UWC Speakers Series in New York for AC and other UWC ex-students to gather and share experiences of mutual interest.
Our first Speakers Series event was a talk by AC ex-student Guido Schmidt-Traub about the United Nations millennium project.
Our 2007 Speakers Series event was a screening of the documentary film, "Fourth World War" directed by UWC America West ex-student Richard Rowley.
In 2008 our speaker was UWC Adriatic ex-student and journalist Chrystia Freeland, who spoke on "Globalization and the changing media landscape".
We need you:
The US Foundation needs the participation and support of all US-based ex-students. Please contact us to get involved. Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org