Dream Builders

Dream Builders

The community changing lives

Dream Builders is a circle of leaders, philanthropists, and uAspire champions dedicated to growing our impact nationwide. Through special events, recognition, and access to organizational updates, it's our opportunity to honor former board members, leadership donors, and institutional partners—individuals who, through their time, talent, and resources, advance our mission.

Become a Dream Builder

For nearly four decades uAspire has developed new, scalable models at the forefront of the field by listening to our students and families, then innovating to meet their critical, changing needs. We won’t stop until everyone has access to an equitable, quality postsecondary education. But we need our giving community, the Dream Builders.

Save the Date! Dream Builders Luncheon on March 1, 2023. Email lizab@uaspire.org for details.

Individual philanthropy is essential to this cycle, giving us the flexibility and consistency to make long-term investments in the creation of affordable educational pathways that improve the economic mobility of the students and families we serve.

Dream Builders is composed of generous, passionate, and determined people—like you—who want to create a world without racial and economic barriers to a meaningful and successful life.

All students deserve to dream—Dream Builders make the pursuit of those dreams possible.


Meet Gleidson

I developed a skill set that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise—the ability to advocate for myself.
Now I'm able to pursue my dream. As I prepare to take this next step, it’s a comfort having uAspire there to help me along the way and keep me on track.  keep reading

Join the Dream Builders and make it possible for students like Gleidson to realize their dreams of a brighter future.

Become a Dream Builder


Dream Builder Benefits

  • Invitation to our community networking lunch on March 1, 2023, in Boston. Please contact Liza Brantley at lizab@uaspire.org for details. 
  • Exclusive opportunities to hear from uAspire leadership, students, policymakers, and other experts in the college affordability field
  • First to know of potential volunteer, committee membership, and networking opportunities
  • Connection with personal staff liaison for direct access to organizational updates and information
  • Recognition as a leadership community member at events, on our website and other materials

Become a Dream Builder

Dream Builder Leadership


Mary Jo Meisner
President, MJM Advisory Services

Laurie Thomsen
​Board Member, Travelers | MFS | Dycom


For more information, contact Liza Brantley at lizab@uaspire.org