We have set up a College Scholarship Fund in honor of Mary Bourquin, who devoted endless hours of her life serving the community of East Palo Alto through EHP and RISE.  The gifts that she has given to the children at RISE are immeasurable—not only has she shared her passions for art and gardening with them, but she has also taught each of them about compassion, kindness and positivity.  Mary truly believed in each of our students and encouraged them to follow their dreams and understand that with hard work and a positive attitude, the sky would be their limit.  


Mary’s spirit will always be a big part of RISE, and she will be remembered by the staff and children there forever.  Through this scholarship, we will help fund our students' college tuition, so they can then go out into the world ready to make positives changes and share Mary's wisdom for generations to come.


If you would like to contribute to this fund, please send a check made payable to "RISE" and indicate that you'd like your donation to go towards the Mary Bourquin College Scholarship Fund.

RISE operates through the generosity of people who share our desire to make a difference.  We are grateful to those who have already helped us get our program off the ground.  We look forward to continuing our current program, as well as launching our Early Education Program in the fall.  Please help us make this possible by donating today!


RISE is a non-profit organization and 100% of your donation is tax deductible. Fed. ID # 47-1278408.


There are two ways to donate to RISE. You may send a check made payable to "RISE", or you may make your donation through Paypal. 


Please send your check to the following address:


Rise - Reaching and Inspiring Success through Education

PO Box 1983

Los Altos, CA 94023


If contributing through Paypal, please click the "Donate" button below.





We greatly appreciate your consideration and support.

Mary Bourquin College Scholarship Fund

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