Donate to Scholars of Finance

We develop future finance leaders with character and integrity
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

We adhere to the following principles when we manage your philanthropic capital:

We are transparent.

Our donors will know exactly where their dollars are going. If we are responsible stewards and set proper expectations while fundraising, this will create trust and foster long term financial growth and health.

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We are stewards.

We will uphold our values and steward the capital we raise. When we are granted hard-earned funding from donors, friends, institutions, and members, we take that seriously, and will shepherd these funds to make the impact upon which the donations were predicated.

We are investors.

The money that we’re collecting is an investment in the long term future of the finance industry and the world at large. We believe that the capital we collect will contribute to a better future. We will, therefore, examine how to most effectively mobilize this funding for long-term value creation for our students.

You have impact.

More than 1,000 students have attended our programs to date. We plan to expand into new cities and aim to reach several thousands of students by 2021.

We are working hard to strengthen our current programs, develop and launch new programs, and improve the support and experience we provide students.

Whether you’re an individual that wants to give $100 or an institution that wants to give $100,000, your support makes our vision a reality.


The Alpha Fund is a private group of donors that fund Scholars of Finance's overhead.

Alphas pledge annual commitments of $25k minimum to fund Scholars of Finance's staff, growth, travel, and all other operating expenses. Thanks to these donors, we utilize 100% of other donations to fund student programs directly. Alphas also significantly impact our strategy as they enable us to plan with knowledge of future operational budgets. Our first Alpha Fund "vintage" will enable us to truly scale SOF by hiring a team and strengthening our foundation to scale. Alphas get it. They believe in SOF's vision of a bold new era of principled finance leaders.


Scholars of Finance categorizes our fundraising efforts in two categories, and donors have the option to select their preferences.

The two categories are the Chapter/Community/Program funds as well as the National OpEx funds, which include national staff and all critical infrastructure in need of operation and growth (e.g. technology, legal, website, etc.) We extend gratitude to our donors and corporate partners who give 100% to OpEx, as this empowers other donations and all chapter fundraising to be 100% allocated to chapters. This is referred to as our “100% model” of fundraising.


The Angel Fund is a community of passionate donors who support our mission with monthly giving.

Join our community of monthly donors inspiring integrity in future finance leaders. As a member of the Angel Fund, you have the ability to create a direct and visible impact on our students by donating to either growth or programs. Angels fund our work – we are the only organization doing this work, and our vision is changing where billions of dollars are invested in the future by teaching values such as integrity. As a member of the Angel Fund, you will receive monthly updates on the impact you’re having, invitations to key events, and quarterly update events with our CEO and executive team. Join now.


Whether you’re a student interested in learning about becoming a leader, or a leader interested in teaching these values, we’d love to have you join us.