Chhandasi Pandya Patel


"Please keep continuing to inspire us all and keep fighting the good fight!"

Jennifer Pence & Adam Feder

Donor/Supporter, Educator

"We need lots of smart, hard-working immigrants to continue to improve the U.S."

Tony Press

Donor/Supporter, Educator

"These are our kids. They are our future."

Jorge Ramos


"What moves me almost to tears is when I receive a note from a scholarship recipient that says, 'I made it. I graduated.'"

Sandra Rodrigues

Donor/Supporter, Educator

"I feel compelled to work with these students because I have faith that they will become citizens."

Liz Simons

Donor/Supporter, Educator

"Undocumented young people have suffered in ways that others haven’t; yet they still have a hunger for learning."

Susan Suarez-Madson

Donor/Supporter, Educator

"This organization doesn't just support students; it empowers, engages, and employs students in all areas of its operation."

“What moves me almost to tears is when I receive a note from a scholarship recipient that says, ‘I made it. I graduated.’” — Jorge Ramos, writer, Emmy-winning journalist, & Immigrants Rising supporter since 2009


Immigrants Rising gratefully acknowledges the generous contributions of the following corporations, foundations and individuals. Thank you for helping us transform the lives of undocumented young people and fuel broader changes!


  • The California Endowment
  • Crankstart
  • girls just wanna have funD
  • Glickman Family Foundation (at the recommendation of Allison He)
  • The Arturo & Rosa González Family Giving Fund
  • The Larry L. Hillblom Foundation, Inc.
  • Stupski Foundation

“This organization is targeted, thoughtful, innovative, effective, humane, and thought-provoking in its approach to supporting undocumented youth.” — Jo Ann Intili and Ed Kissam, co-trustees of the WKF Giving Fund and supporters of Immigrants Rising since 2009


  • Charles Ackley (in honor of LaToya Powell)
  • Lisa Andresen
  • Alex Bettis
  • Sara Cassetti
  • Shannon Erby
  • Hans Miguel Esguerra
  • Gigi Gruenke
  • Cary Kelly
  • Eurania Isabel López
  • Roschelle Lowe
  • Nicole Lugtu
  • Joan Madson
  • Jessica Mendels
  • Ana Munoz
  • Veronica Oberholzer
  • Angela Patterson
  • Nicola Place (in honor of Mara Jean Place AKA Mom)
  • Andrew Rostaing
  • Ann Schnuer
  • Stephen Steinhoff
  • Elisa Sunga
  • Pei Yi Tam Peng
  • Wayne Takakuwa
  • Gregory Victory
  • Annie Yu
  • Leticia Zamorano

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