Help us turn our students’ dreams of a college degree into an exciting reality.

Why Support SSAS

The dream of our founding members has become a flourishing reality. Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar Changes Young Lives. Our continuing mission is to turn our students’ dreams of a college degree into an exciting reality. You can help make dreams come true. It’s that simple.

Quote from a Founding Member(s):

“When we started Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar in 2009, we had no idea that the response would be so immediate and so generous. It was truly unbelievable. At our introductory event, we raised enough funds to support the initial program for the first several years! Our sincere hope was that this program would continue for generations. Happily, I honestly believe that it will. We deeply appreciate our many supporters for their continued confidence and support. We are particularly grateful to our original donors who took a chance on our dream when it was just a concept. We could not have done it without you.” Lew Titterton (Lew Titterton and his late wife, Pat Titterton, founded SSAS.)

Supporters Contribute More Than Funds

Over the years, our supporters have become our partners. Together, we are making an investment in Saratoga Springs and promoting the future of great young minds. Some of the program’s most impactful core initiatives are the direct result of our donors’ input and generosity.

This is a local cause. It benefits students of the Saratoga Springs School District. At any given time, we support 70 young people on their academic journeys. Many of these individuals are the first in their families to attend college, changing the trajectory of future generations.

Our Site is the Saratoga School System.

Our onsite coordinators are members of the Saratoga Springs School’s Guidance Department, giving us the ability to follow each scholar’s academic progress regularly.

There is Accountability.

Each scholar pledges to maintain a certain academic average, attend mandatory weekly study sessions, individually meet with their assigned mentors and attend tutoring classes if their grades fall below certain levels.

The Program Works.

Our success rate has been phenomenal! Our scholars have been accepted into many prestigious colleges, including Williams College, Cornell University, Columbia University, RPI, Skidmore, Saint Lawrence, NYU, Siena College, and more!


  • Since 2009,150 Saratoga Springs High School students have benefited from this program
  • 100% of our scholars have been accepted to college
  • Over 90% of our college students have completed their education on schedule


Thank you for supporting Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar and helping to secure the academic future of our deserving students. Your gift is greatly appreciated. All donations are tax-deductible. Please click here to donate.

Become a Derby Day Sponsor

Thanks to the generosity of local individuals and businesses, our Annual Derby Day Fundraiser has been an amazing success! Not only is it a fun and eagerly anticipated event, but the proceeds from Derby Day have enabled Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar to provide valuable support and financial assistance for all of our past and current scholars. Please consider adding your name to next year’s list of generous sponsors. All donations are tax-deductible.