Jane Bessin's Fundraiser:

Jane and Gitwa's Race for Daraja

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Hi all: Thanks for your support. As a result of your efforts we raised over $117,000 in the Bay to Breakers. Thanks so much!

via Crowdrise 11 months ago

BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund

EVENT: Race for Daraja 2013

EVENT DATE: May 19, 2013

THE STORY:

When Gitwa’s father died, his family kicked out Gitwa’s mother. Her mother then married a different man and that man wanted nothing to do with Gitwa and her siblings. From then on, Gitwa has lived with her grandmother who is illiterate and barely able to make any type of living.

A staff member brought Gitwa’s case to the administrators. During her admissions interview, Gitwa oozed confidence and comfort. She kept the administrators laughing the entire interview. Her vibrant personality coupled with her high scores helped Gitwa ease her way into admittance.

It is not hard to feel Gitwa’s presence on campus. She is constantly in a jovial mood, laughing and talking. She is a girl who loves the spotlight.

Gitwa aspires to be an engineer so that she can build proper buildings that do not collapse. She also plans to build a house for her grandparents. Gitwa’s winning combination of great personality and intellect definitely gives her the tools to be a force for change.

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$4,172

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jane Bessin

    $100

  • The Juj

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Nancy Abrams Dreier

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Devlyn Brisson

    $20

  • Vicki & Phil Levy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lane Freestone

    $50

  • Lynn and Bob

    $50

  • Carol Kornfeld

    $100

  • lou oppenheim

    $100

  • Denise Coff/Leg... Ventures

    $500

  • Lisa Kremer Ullmann

    $100

  • Staci and Jonathan Friesel

    $100

  • Varsha & Sunil

    $50

  • Krissy and Mark Cabot

    $50

  • Gary & Mansie Willliams

    $100

  • Nick Hope

    $100

  • David Barash and Lynn Black

    $50

  • Emily Christen...

    $100

  • Hilary Hausman

    $50

  • Alexandra Avlonitis and Howard Levi

    $500

  • Jeff Berg & Debra Paget

     

  • Laurie Horowitz

    $200

  • Shelley and Ron Cooper

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Michelle Mosman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lori Arthur

    $100

  • Laurie and Bob Hodrick

    $50

  • Susan and Steven Hailey

    $50

  • Deborah Carvalho

     

  • The Lovenheim Family

    $100

  • John Richard

    $100

  • Rob Kornfeld

    $500

  • Don Mogliolo

    $100

  • Charlie and Valerie Kolstad

    $100

  • Susan Tenenbaum

    $25

  • Susan and Graham

    $25

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104% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,172 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Susan and Graham

Susan and Graham

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 11 months ago

Susan Tenenbaum

Susan Tenenbaum

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Charlie and Valerie Kolstad

Charlie and Valerie Kolstad

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Don Mogliolo

Don Mogliolo

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Rob Kornfeld

Rob Kornfeld

DONATION: $500

11 months ago