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Going Places

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  One of the special joys of leading EALgreen is knowing that we’re helping thousands of students, dozens of colleges and a host of donor companies achieve their unique goals simultaneously! Even more, by accomplishing our own goals, we’re enabling each of our partners to do their part in changing the world for the better. But to achieve any goal, you first need a plan. Our plan is to raise awareness of the urgent need for businesses and colleges to come together to help financially vulnerable students solve the problem of how to pay for college. We believe this problem has a solution. We plan to start by reaching out to as many businesses and colleges as we can. In addition to building new partnerships, we want to add more value to each relationship we have built in the community over the last 30 years. And finally, we want to…

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An EALgreen Scholarship Story for the Holidays

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In her book In the Garden of Delight published in 1916, American author Lily Hardy Hammond wrote “You don’t pay love back; you pay it forward.” Her words memorialized the concept we often associate with random acts of kindness, the type of action that can cause a positive ripple effect to restore faith in the world and in humankind. As some of you know, EALgreen was founded on this very principle by Swede Roskam as a way of paying forward the help he had received when he was a young man struggling to go to college.  Given the wherewithal to pay for his education by an Iowa couple he had never met, Swede went on to become a highly successful sales executive, husband, and father. Years later, he and his good friend Dan Mickelson, who also benefitted from a scholarship he received to study Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University, developed…

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