Leverage Matching Gifts

Greater Steps Scholars is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). If your employer has a matching gifts program, please make your contribution go that much further by contacting your corporation’s representative and asking for your gift to be matched.

Making a Donation of Stocks or Securities

Give the gift of appreciated securities:
Broker: Greater Steps Bank 704-XXX-XXXX
Benefitting: #33L058-493
Greater Steps tax ID #: XX-XXXXXXX

Create a Legacy

Create a Legacy

As you plan your charitable giving, please consider the benefits of a legacy donation. A contribution to Greater Steps Scholars will provide income, estate, and capital gains tax advantages for you and, at the same time, afford the youth of our community opportunity to achieve a college education that for many is only a dream.


The needs of our students go beyond tuition. Despite receiving scholarships to access to a postsecondary education, many Greater Steps Scholars can’t sustain enrollment due to a lack of tools needed to succeed, including school supplies, bedding, and other basic toiletries - everything that a college student living in a dorm would need. Equip Charlotte’s most deserving but under-resourced scholars with necessities to succeed as they pursue higher education. Our students can achieve the greatest heights if they have the resources. Donate items on your own, or as a group or company!

  • Laundry Kit - Laundry soap, hangers, fabric softener, laundry bag, and laundry basket.
  • Personal Care Kit – Shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, soap, brush, towels, washcloths, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shower shoes, and shower caddy.
  • Dorm Room Bedding Kit – Bed in a Bag set (for a male or female) that includes fitted sheet, flat sheet, comforter, and pillowcases plus a mattress cover and pillow. Towels, washcloths. Please note: sheet size must be Twin XL to fit a standard dorm room mattress.
  • School Supplies Kit – Pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, binders, USB cord adapters, printer paper, index cards, post-it notes, dividers, and a heavy-duty backpack.

If you could like to set up a drive or donate some kit items, please contact Aisha Strothers at (704) 973-4567 or astrothers@fftc.org