Austin Community College District joins the Amplify Austin movement for the seventh consecutive year starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, and continuing until 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7. 

This year’s goal is to raise $50,000 for the college’s Student Emergency Fund (SEF), which is available to all enrolled students who face unexpected expenses that can derail their education. 

“More and more students come to ACC with limited resources. Many of our students are just a flat tire away from having no transportation to and from school or work” says Steve Christopher, ACC associate vice chancellor for Student Accessibility & Social Support Resources (SASSR). “In these cases, research shows that just a small and timely infusion of financial support through the Student Emergency Fund can make the difference between the student staying on track and completing the semester or withdrawing from ACC.”

You can get started today! Here are a couple of ways ACC faculty, staff, administrators, and affiliated leaders (e.g., Board of Trustee members and leadership in affiliated nonprofits and centers) can support ACC’s Amplify Austin campaign.

How You Can Support on Amplify Austin Day

  • Contribute: Visit ACC’s Amplify Austin fundraising page to make a direct donation.
  • Raise Funds: Recruit your friends to donate. Share the ACC link or the link to your personal fundraising page (see below).
  • Spread the Word: Take a selfie with an “I Amplify ACC because…” message to post on your social media. Join the conversation with #AmplifyACC and #AmplifyATX.

How to Set Up a Fundraising Page

Creating your own fundraising page to support the Student Emergency Fund. Click on the ACC Amplify Austin page and select the Fundraise button.

Once your page is set up, share it with your networks. We will send content for emails and social media, as well as student testimonials to anyone who sets up an ACC fundraising page. Reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions. 

Note: If you miss the official deadline, you can still contribute to this campaign on the ACC Foundation website here.

Last year’s ACC Amplify Austin campaign raised about $30,000 for the Student Emergency Fund.