Your gift today creates entrepreneurs of tomorrow

By joining our monthly giving community, you are helping to build a new
generation of future leaders and change-makers, thus diversifying
our workforce and creating a more equitable society.


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Donors of the Month

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Ed Wilson

Donor member since 2011


Ryan Sullivan

Donor member since 2019

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What our donors are saying

“Before BUILD, I skipped class and my grades were horrible. I now get As and Bs. I am the CFO of my own business. I want to study math in college, and I want to be a banker. Thanks to BUILD, my dreams are now goals.”
“It made me reflect on my learning and how I was learning. It made me connect with my teachers and have empathy for them.”
“I joined the Youth Design Fellowship because I believe in the power of design to make a positive impact in the world, and I wanted to be part of a community of like-minded individuals working towards that goal. I enjoy the Youth Design Fellowship because it provides a unique opportunity to collaborate with other talented co-design fellows from diverse backgrounds and learn from experienced mentors in the field.”

Our frequentLY asked questions


You can cancel or modify your monthly donation at any time. If you would like to make a change to your monthly donation or update your card information, please email

Great question! Each month you will receive your confirmation of your donation to BUILD. Should you need a total sum of your giving for tax-purposes at the end of the year, we are happy to provide that information to you. Please email 

Yes! (Businesses United in Investing, Lending, & Development) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. In other words, we are a non-profit organization, and your donation to is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Our tax ID number is: 94-3386695

Don't see your Monthly Giving question or would like to get in contact with a BUILD staff member?

Contact Tony Shavers III, National Assistant Director of Donor Engagement

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1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right


- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

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Fill out this form to receive a free sample of our curriculum and to receive occasional email updates on how to bring BUILD to your community.