Support Financial Accessibility for Students

by | Apr 6, 2024 | Uncategorized

As a socially conscious grassroots educational nonprofit, Thoreau College is committed to making our programs financially accessible to all admitted students.  To do this, we use a flexible pledge process that works with students and families to set tuition payments to work for them.  In this way, we have been able to welcome amazing young people from around the world and from many different economic backgrounds and made Thoreau College one of the lowest cost gap year providers in the nation.

To continue this commitment to accessibility and flexibility, we need your support!  This spring, we are seeking to raise at least $15,000 from our friends, family members, and supporters to support financial aid for students during the upcoming Fall Metamorphosis Gap Semester and beyond.  Your contribution will also support our amazing Thoreau College Fellows, whose generous free gifts of time and talent also make these programs affordable for all.


To express our thanks for your generosity, we would like to offer the following tokens of gratitude for donations of different levels.  Be sure to include your contact information if you are interested in these options


  • For $25 or more – Receive a Thoreau College sticker
  • For $75 or more – Receive a 2024 Viroqua Shakespeare Festival T-Shirt – designed by TC alumna Annie Kelley
  • For $275 or more: Receive an invitation to the 2nd Annual Viroqua Shakespeare Banquet – Friday, June 28 (Limited to 30 seats)
Please help if you can. Every donation makes a difference.