In loving memory of Charles B. Buchanan

November 3, 1931 - March 24, 2023

Beloved founder, Board Chair, champion, cheerleader, and advocate.

Memorial tributes may be made in Charlie’s name to
the 518 ElevatED mission here.

The Buchanan family will be notified of all gifts made in Charlie’s memory.


Higher education can change everything

Mentoring possibilities

Build confidence and make a difference


Education Fuels Dreams

518 ElevatED connects promising students with the
mentors, resources, and opportunities
that help them achieve a higher education.


Helping students navigate their journey to higher education.


Connecting caring, compassionate adults with promising students.


Creating a community of support to have a profound and lasting impact on the lives of local youth.

The number of students

that have achieved a two- or four-year college degree.


Our college graduation rate

for a two- or four-year college degree, compared to the national average of 39%.

The number of years

we have impacted students’ lives in the Capital Region.

Transforming lives through the power of education.