Overview

The Second Chance Society is a community of steadfast monthly donors who are committed to increasing opportunity for those coming home from incarceration. Members provide reliable funding that is immediately invested into program operations and powers our ability to reach more people in local communities across the country. The collective generosity of our members reinforces our ability to respond to the urgent and complex needs of our program participants.

By making a tax-deductible donation each month, you help to create a pool of funding that enables us to be responsive to the unique needs of our program participants. These CEO ambassadors give of their time, talent and/or treasure to advance the prosperity of communities from California to New York City. Second Chance Society members believe that everyone is capable of contributing to our country, and that people are best able to do that when they develop the valuable skills and confidence needed to achieve long-term employment and economic stability.

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As a CEO donor, I have always admired the energy, intelligence, and caring commitment of the staff. I believe these characteristics are reflected in the way that they approach their mission of facilitating the successful reentry of their program participants into society. It is clear that mass incarceration is a critical issue in our country, and that there must be more opportunities for members of the justice-involved community. The work that CEO does on the front lines is essential, and I am proud to support such a dynamic, forward-thinking organization.

— Jamie Watson, Second Chance Society member

Benefits

As a member of the Second Chance Society, you join a diverse community of supporters who believe everyone, regardless of their past, deserves the chance to work toward a stronger future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Additionally, you will receive:

Access to CEO's premiere Volunteer Task Force, a group of individuals who work alongside our staff to accomplish key strategic objectives

Invitations for you and a guest to CEO events, site visits and volunteer workshops (dependent on site capacity nearest you)

Annual Program Impact Reports that keep you informed about the impact of your gift and how the collective generosity of this group has transformed lives through philanthropy

Eligibility

Become a member of the Second Chance Society by making monthly donations to CEO at one of the following giving levels. Your contribution will have an immediate impact on our program and those we serve. For example:

Your Gift of $25

Could help to offset the cost of transportation for a participant traveling to and from CEO for support services.

Your Gift of $50

Could provide participants with the equipment needed to begin their first day of subsidized transitional employment at CEO - the first step into earning a wage. This package includes work boots, a reflective vest, protective hard hat, and work gloves.

Your Gift of $100

Could help to provide vital education and training opportunities that support skill building. The industry-recognized credentials that CEO participants acquire provide them access to jobs in warehousing, hospitality, construction, food services, and so much more!

Multiply Your Impact

Once a recurring donor, maximize the impact of your gift by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program! Many companies match donations that their employees make to nonprofit organizations - most often dollar for dollar.

Thank you for investing in the potential of our program participants, and for contributing to the longevity of CEO! For questions, please contact gifts@ceoworks.org.