Be the Light

Wily Shines a Light on Scholars

Join Wily in supporting Scholars as they navigate college and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We all need lighthouses in our lives – a lighthouse to guide us, to truly see us and celebrate us as individuals. Wily Scholars need you, particularly now as we weather this storm.

Goal $200,000 by Dec 31, 2020

Rodolfo Chaparro and Katherine DePasquale, Be the Light Co-Chairs, launch the campaign with a $50,000 match.

Wily Shines a Light on:

Housing (rent) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$800/month

Monthly bills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250/month

Food security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$150/week

Mental health services . . . . . . . $100/month

Internet access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50/month

“I think we often underestimate the importance in a young person’s like of having even just one adult who cares – a lighthouse – someone who provides structure and stability, and a safe place. The Wily Network is a lighthouse. The lighthouse sees you, the difficulty of the storm before you, and the way through it.”

-Steve Permberton
Wily advisory council member and author of A Chance in the World

Wily Shines a Light on Volunteers

Host a virtual event to raise awareness, create care packages, collect gift cards, and much more.

Be a gift giver and make a difference in a Scholar’s life during the holidays and birthdays.

Network with Scholars by providing career conversations, connections, and professional networking opportunities.

To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, please contact us.

“When you don’t have a stable home or family, everything feels impossible. you are often one step away from eviction – or one missed paycheck or illness away from making a choice between toilet paper or food. Getting into college is just the first step in what can seem like a never-ending series of hardships. Food and clothing and housing are just the minimum, and when those are difficult to maintain, the things students really need often fall by the wayside. I know because I lived it. The Wily Network is a game-changer.”

-Katherine DePasquale
Be the Light Campaign Co-Chair