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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Higher Education

Mission: The AKEF mission is to enable descendants of Angie Kennedy and other youth who have limited financial resources to pursue a baccalaureate degree or vocational certification by providing some financial assistance.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My name is Curtis T. Bradley and I am the Manager of Research at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. I am also a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where I received my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. Throughout my professional and academic career I was always reminded that my success is not my own, and that there are many people that invest in me (time, money, wisdom, etc.). The Angie Kennedy Educational Foundation (AKEF) embodies this very principal as it highlights the investment in our youth in the pursuit of their educational endeavors. AKEF provides tangible support and allows a community to support its children and the next generation. I am honored and privileged to be apart of this toundation.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization continues to do great things by increasing the number of scholarships it provides to young people. With the cost of higher education on the rise, this work is very important.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization exemplifies what is right about work done on behalf of young people. The vision of the organization represents the philosophy of Ms. Angie Kennedy who did not have a formal education but instilled in her children and grandchildren the importance of hard work and a good education. The organization also models good practices by not simply raising money for scholarships, but also supporting young people in their post secondary goals through mentorship. Additionally the organization has a significant number of young board members in leadership positions which provides a fresh perspective for work to be done on behalf of young people. I feel as if I have learned the most from my young colleagues whose perspectives are closer to the students who are the recipients of the scholarships we are awarding. I think this has made the work of the board more thoughtful and productive.

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George48

Donor

Rating: 5

As a professional whose education was financed by the generous contributions of others I recognize the value of supporting scholarship programs such as the Angie Kennedy Educational Foundation. I also knew Mrs. Kennedy's no-nonsense approach to rearing children and her fierce dedication to doing what is right. It is my honor to become an extention of the work of this foundation through my donations.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Angie Kennedy Educational Foundation (AKEF) has assisted many students with continuing their higher educational pursuits. The Foundation is among only a few elite charitable organizations that allows 100% of the funds from sponsored scholarships to go directly to scholarship recipient. In addition, the Foundation’s sponsorship approach is one that can be replicated throughout the entire country. Alumni classes, churches, social clubs, families, and numerous other groups are allowed and encouraged to sponsor scholarships. Because of AKEF many students who might not have been afforded the opportunity to attend college are now attending some of our most respected universities and colleges throughout the country.

Through AKEF, both my wife and I and my high school alumni class were able to sponsor scholarships for students who received 100% of the money we donated. When we met the scholarship recipients at the Foundation’s annual gala, we knew more than ever that AKEF was touching lives of real students in need, for whom every dollar counts. I am happy to be a part of this organization and proud of what its allowing so many students to achieve.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AKEF is an extremely worthwhile charity serving youth who have limited financial resources to pursue a baccalaureate degree or vocational certification. This is accomplished through the foundation providing these youth with financial assistance. I have found both the mission and the manner in which the foundation is run to be high quality, ethically responsible, and consistent with it's mission and vision. As a donor, this is a priority charities to which I choose to send my money.

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Hazel P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a lifelong learner, I find it rewarding to serve on the boa d of an organization like AKEF that helps young people further their education.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that is compassionate, dedicated, and committed to helping young people obtain their academic goals. I have always loved working with our youth and helping them to develop and grow in every area of their life. I have worked with the foundation for three years now and it has continued to grow each year. Ms. Angie Kennedy impressed upon her children the importance of a good education. It is an honor to help with continuing the legacy of Ms. Angie Kennedy.

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Nia P.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The AKE Foundation is a wonderful organization that supports the financial needs of students interested in pursuing higher education. As a student who has benefited from financial support via scholarships and fellowships in the pursuit of my education, I am excited about working with an organization that provides these same financial opportunities to other students. My hope is that alleviating financial burdens associated with school will allow scholars to focus on their studies and overall college experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is not your average scholarship foundation. I have never witnessed an organization with this much compassion and love. Motivated by the wisdom and teachings of Mrs. Angie Kennedy, the woman behind the organization's name, the board members strive to assist as many youths with dreams as possible. AKEF believes that every youth should be given the chance to further his or her educational endeavors,which gives the organization the drive to grow. I love watching the members work. It is truly love and compassion embodied that drives this organization forward.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Angie Kennedy Education Foundation does wonderful work providing scholarships to students needing support for college or trade school. It has passionate leadership and a solid Board focused on helping young people attain their educational dreams. We have supported the Foundation for the past couple years and feel it is a very worthy nonprofit organization.

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