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bbin官网 Schools
Horizons-Upward Bound
Sommer Brock
Development Office
P.O. Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801

Ways to Give

List of 3 items.

  • HUB Annual Fund

    During founder Ben Snyder’s tenure as director, a group of volunteers began raising money from private sources to supplement the government grant, giving HUB the distinction of becoming the only Upward Bound program to do so, which still holds true. Today, the annual fund drive raises an amount equal to the federal grant and allows us to serve more students than the average program and offer expanded services such as an annual college tour, a wilderness program, the HUB & CK community garden, a health and fitness initiative, as well as additional academic support.

    Contact Sommer Brock (248) 645-3137 sbrock@cranbrook.edu
  • Become a HUB HERO!

    HUB Heroes ensure that the necessary resources are available when needed to help Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) provide educational resources to fulfill our mission of preparing students with limited opportunity to enter and succeed in college. You are invited to play an instrumental role in this journey as a Member of the HUB Heroes.
    HUB Heroes make an annual commitment of $1,000 or more to underwrite the expertise required to continue to fulfill our mission. Membership in the HUB Heroes includes the following benefits:
    • Recognition in the HUB Annual Donor Report as a Member of the HUB Heroes
    • Invitation to Senior Sit-Down Dinner, HUB Commencement, and Theme Day
    • Annual HUB Calendar
    • Spring and Summer editions of HUBCAP, our official newspaper
    • HUB Heroes Welcome Package which includes a commemorative HUB supporter coin and bookmark
    Interested in joining the HUB Heroes Annual Giving Society? Contact Sommer Brock, Director of Development at (248) 645-3137 or via email at sbrock@cranbrook.edu for more information.
  • Endowment Giving

    Horizons-Upward Bound’s mission, “preparing students with limited opportunity from the Detroit metropolitan area to enter and succeed in post-secondary education,” is our mantra. Your gift to HUB’s comprehensive endowment fund is the commitment we need to sustain the program for future generations.

    Government funding is not guaranteed. In 2007, there was an effort to defund Upward Bound programs nationally. Given the very tentative circumstance of federal funding, HUB is determined to raise an endowment to sustain itself. Our goal is to fully endow Horizons-Upward Bound and eliminate the need for the federal grant.

    We need to raise at least $10 million to create an endowment that when combined with HUB’s annual fund donations, will guarantee that a minimum of 200 students annually can participate in the program regardless of the availability of federal funds. Without this endowment, we continue to be dependent on the federal grant.

    How can I help?
    By making a significant gift to the HUB Comprehensive Endowment Fund, you will join a network of supporters who ensure that this program will always be available for deserving students from the Detroit metropolitan area.

    By contributing $100,000 to the endowment fund, you will support one student position in perpetuity in the program. The cost for one student per year is $5,000. 

    By sponsoring a three-year scholarship of $100,000, a HUB student can attend bbin官网-Kingswood Upper School for his 10th, 11th and 12th grade years. HUB prefers a three-year scholarship, as once a student becomes a HUB Scholar, it is important that they have the opportunity to graduate from bbin官网. A $600,000 contribution will endow the scholarship in perpetuity.

    Contact Sommer Brock (248) 645-3137 sbrock@cranbrook.edu
HUB Alumni!
Have you joined Snyder's Circle?

Ben Snyder was the founding director of the HUB program at bbin官网 Schools. His faith and vision were instrumental in the creation of HUB and the support of alumni like you will ensure its existence for the next generation of students.

We hope you will consider honoring his legacy by joining Snyder’s Circle. All it takes to join is a monthly recurring gift of at least $5 or a one-time gift of at least $60 to the HUB Annual Fund or HUB Endowment.

Contact Us

PO Box 801
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
(248) 645-3000