Fundraiser - Arbol Presents: Graduating the Financially Ungraduated


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Event Information

About the Event

The #1 reason students do not enroll or complete their degree is financial. Our community aims to alleviate that burden for our local college students.

Who are the Financially Ungraduated?

The Financially Ungraduated are those who could not make it to graduation due to financial challenges. Many have to juggle a job while being in college because they need income to pay for college and living expenses. This can create a lot of stress and cause the student to be forcefully (due to a lack of payments) or voluntarily (deciding to allocate money and time towards absolute necessities rather than their education) dropped out of classes.

Arbol invites you to join us for our first annual fundraiser to help financially challenged college students complete their degree. The event is geared more towards fun, but also provides networking opportunities, food, drinks, music and more. Enjoy a night out with your peers while raising funds for a worthy cause!

Proceeds of this event will be disbursed directly to local college students to help them pay for their living expenses this coming Fall semester. 

Standard Tickets - $100/person

Space is limited to 100 people, so register early! 

Included with your ticket:

  • Open bar & appetizers

  • Network with impact-driven professionals, philanthropist and community leaders eager, like you, to change the world

  • An opportunity to meet some of our talented local college students

  • Access to our Supporter Community


6:00 — 7:00pm: Cocktail Hour

7:00 — 8:20pm: Recognition & Awards

8:20 — 9:00pm: Wrap Up + Networking

Main Speakers

Laura Pietak, Director of the Achieve Program

Ben Cordero, Graduate of Buffalo Prep

Angela Simasiku, Graduate of Georgia State University

About Arbol

Arbol is a Buffalo-based startup founded by local social entrepreneurs with a vision to democratize opportunity by breaking the barriers in education, creating a more equitable world for everyone.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact us at [email protected] to discuss sponsorship opportunities in further detail.

Dress Code

Business Casual


Parking lots and street parking available 


Advance registration is required; capacity is limited and we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins

Featured Sponsor



  • Meet & Eat Charcuterie w/ Kristen Cronyn

  • Jeca Energy Bar

  • Buffalo Bitty Bombs

  • Live a Little Boutique

  • Cottage Bloom Candle Company

  • Espesyal Designs