SEO alumni are successful professionals representing a multitude of careers, 47 states and over 40 countries. Most importantly, SEO alumni embody SEO’s commitment to giving back. SEO values community service, volunteerism and philanthropy.
During the summer, SEO interns start their cycle of giving through the Intern Class Gift (ICG) project. The Nonprofit interns lead an effort to raise funds from their classmates. After extensive research and site visits, they recommended New York City nonprofits that are working to close the achievement gap. The class then votes on recipients and the funds are distributed to the SEO Scholars Program and other nonprofits.
Since the summer of 2000, SEO interns have contributed over $485,000 to the SEO Scholars Program and over 30 other nonprofits. 98% of the Class of 2011 raised over $72,000 (average gift: $235).