FAQs about Students for Life
What makes Students for Life stand out from all the other pro-life organizations in America?
We are the only national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping college, high school, middle, med, and law students. We know that Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry directly target young people for business, and the youth drive our culture. Yet, for too long, young people were simply an after thought in the pro-life movement. This generation deserves a full-time ministry dedicated to training and mobilizing them to abolish abortion on their campuses, in their communities, and across the nation. Click here to learn more about our strategy.
Who founded Students for Life?
Students for Life was founded as a student-run organization in 1977 as C.Am.P.U.S. and was later renamed American Collegians for Life (ACL) in 1988. From 1988 to 2006, ACL existed as a student-run volunteer organization.Yet, that wasn’t enough. Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry was running unopposed on our nation’s campuses. Young people were regularly polling pro-choice. And the pro-life movement lacked a full-time ministry dedicated to equipping the very same people who were being directly targeted by the abortion industry. So in 2005, the student board of American Collegians for Life gathered and decided to launch a full-time operation, starting first by changing the name of the organization to Students for Life of America (SFLA) or Students for Life, for short. In August of 2006, Kristan Hawkins was hired as Students for Life’s first full-time team member.
Is Students for Life apart of another pro-life organization?
No. Students for Life is a 501c3 charitable organization and is not part of another pro-life ministry.
Is Students for Life run by students?
No. While we rely on courageous student leaders to help us achieve our mission and vision, the day-to-day work of Students for Life is carried out by more than 38 passionate professionals who have dedicated their lives to abolishing abortion.
How does Students for Life measure its impact?
Every program and employee within Students for Life has measurable goals to achieve each school year. We monitor our impact by measuring the number of student pro-life organizations we serve, the activity/quality level of each student pro-life organization, the number of students we mentor and train and their in-kind volunteer hours, the number of Students for Life groups and student leaders participating in our National Conferences, regional workshops, fellowships, and community mobilizations, and the earned media value of our narrative-shifting campaigns. We do not measure the number of babies our efforts have spared from abortion as that is simply an impossible number to estimate as our student leaders and team members are on multiple campuses each day educating students about the truth of abortion and creating tangible support services. On most days, we never know just how many pregnant women in crisis we’ve reached as only a few come back years later to tell us their stories. Click here to watch how one Students for Life leader saved a mother and her son from abortion.
Do you partner with other pro-life or religious organizations?
Absolutely! Students for Life strives to partner with numerous organizations each year. At our National Conference, students meet representatives from more than 30 organizations, and we frequently spotlight other pro-life organizations in our digital media outreach. Students for Life has been honored to help lead several national coalitions such as WomenBetrayed, Stop the Abortion Mandate, and the first-ever Defund Planned Parenthood Coalition all the way back in 2008. We frequently partner with organizations like F.O.C.U.S., Susan B. Anthony List, Live Action, Alliance Defending Freedom, March for Life, 40 Days for Life, Equal Rights Institute, Sisters of Life, Thomas More Legal Society, Sidewalk Advocates for Life, Americans United for Life, Family Research Council.
Are donations to Students for Life of America tax-deductible?
Yes! Students for Life of America is a registered 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. If you need SFLA’s Tax ID number, call our office at (540) 834-4600.
Will I receive a receipt of my donation?
Yes. If you donate online you will be notified by email immediately. If you donate online, by mail, or over the phone, you will receive a receipt in the mail within a few weeks of your donation.
Where can I make my donation?
You can make a donation online, by mail, or by phone.
To contribute online, go to donate.studentsforlife.org.
You can mail donations to:
Students for Life of America
4755 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Download a printable donation form here.
For phone donations, call: (540) 834-4600
How will my online donation appear on my credit card statement?
The transaction on your credit card statement will reflect a payment through “Webconnex.”
How much of my contribution will go to supporting SFLA’s programs?
84% of SFLA’s revenue goes directly to our programs and supporting students on campus. 11% is reinvested into fundraising costs to help us grow more and 5% covers administrative costs.
Is Students for Life of America a member of the Charitable Federal Campaign?
Yes! Our CFC number is 65984, and we would be honored if you would include us in your giving.
Does SFLA accept stock donations, in-kind donations, or bequests?
Does SFLA have a Monthly Giving Option?
How do I change my credit card info for my recurring monthly donation?
To change your credit card info, please call our office at (540) 834-4600.
Does SFLA have a Planned Giving program?
Yes! Go here for more information or call our office at (540) 834-4600.
Can I see your Form 990?
Sure, it’s available on our Guidestar profile at https://www.guidestar.org/profile/52-1576352, or you can contact our office at (540) 834-4600 and we’ll send you a copy.
Where can I get an annual giving statement?
Please contact our office at (540) 834-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Does SFLA share contact info of their donors?
Occasionally, we will share our lists with other like-minded organizations. If you’d prefer we not share your name with other organizations, please email us at email@example.com.
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