Advancement Mission and Vision

The YES Prep Advancement team secures resources and funds to provide an excellent educational experience for our students. We aim to build a legacy of philanthropy through unparalleled relationships with a community of supporters and advocates like you.

The YES Prep Advancement team secures resources and funds to provide an excellent educational experience for our students. We aim to build a legacy of philanthropy through unparalleled relationships with a community of supporters and advocates like you.

Support YES Prep 
In response to Houston’s need for more college graduates, YES Prep was founded twenty-one years ago with the following mission: to increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead. YES Prep has maintained a relentless, unwavering commitment to this work and through vital partnerships and philanthropic support, YES Prep can achieve its vision that every child in Houston receives equitable access to a public school that delivers an excellent, college-ready education. To make an online donation to YES Prep, click here. If you would like to donate through your donor-advised fund, click here.  

Special Events
20th Anniversary: We celebrated 20 years of YES Prep in the Houston community and honored our founder, Chris Barbic, on November 16 and 17, 2017. Find out more about the event.

Leading Houston Forward Celebration: On Thursday, October 11, 2018 YES Prep will host the Leading Houston Forward Luncheon at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.  To learn more about the event and underwriting opportunities, click here.  

Poker Tournament: YES Prep hosted the 13th annual YES Prep Oil and Gas Texas Hold 'Em Tournament on March 1, 2018 at The Corinthian. Since the first tournament in 2006, the event has raised over $11 million and is attended by individuals from various business sectors from across the world. In its 13th year, over 60 corporate, foundation and individual sponsors helped raise $1.3 million supporting our campuses and students across the city of Houston. For more information about the 2018 tournament, click here.  

Matching Gifts
Employer matching gift programs are offered through many companies and is an important benefit that supports employees in their personal philanthropy by matching individual contributions to eligible nonprofits such as YES Prep. If your organization participates in a matching gift program and you would like to support YES Prep or you are interested in finding out if your employer offers this opportunity click here. 

Recurring Gifts
If a donor wishes to make a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for example with a credit card payment, this can be easily arranged through Advancement Coordinator Rebeca Moscoso. 

Planned Giving 
YES Prep can facilitate planned giving and to learn more about how donors can make a gift in their Will or Living Trust that will support YES Prep students for years to come, contact Director of Advancement Leigh Levine. 

Volunteer Opportunities
If you or your company are interested in learning about engaging and meaningful volunteer opportunities at YES Prep, contact Advancement Coordinator Rebeca Moscoso

Tour a Campus
There is no better way to experience YES Prep than to take an individual, family, small group, or organization tour at one of our campuses led by our student ambassadors. To schedule a tour to learn more about YES Prep, click here.

Advancement Team

Ann Ziker, Chief Advancement Officer
Leigh Levine, Director of Advancement
Adriana Bolivar, Manager of Special Events
Anna Kirby, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Giving
Rebeca Moscoso, Advancement Coordinator

Thank You to Our 2017 Donors

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