Erik Moreno's Fundraiser:

Team Bottom Line 2012 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: BOTTOM LINE INC

ORGANIZER: BOTTOM LINE INC

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 250

THE STORY:

I have run one marathon in my life - San Francisco 2010.  During the event, I literally thought I would die.  After I crossed the finish line, I swore I would never do another marathon.  Please give me a couple of minutes of your time so I can explain the reason, the higher purpose, for why I am going to run one more marathon – Boston – this coming April.

Outside of my family, my life's passion is education.  I firmly believe that education is the key to unlocking an individual's potential and the cornerstone on which successful lives are built.  I was fortunate to have parents who were committed to providing me with the best education they could afford.  Cara (my wife) and I hope to continue this tradition with our children.  Many individuals are not so fortunate to have that type of parental support.

In 2011, I had the privilege of joining the Board of USA Funds as a Trustee.  USA Funds is a non-profit corporation that has helped 22 million students enhance postsecondary education preparedness, access and success by providing financial and other services.  As USA Funds celebrated its 50 years of service in 2011, the Trustees awarded $1 million to a remarkable organization based out of Boston -- Bottom Line.

Bottom Line is a non-profit that helps disadvantaged students get in to college and graduate with a degree. By providing one-on-one mentoring and support from college applications through college graduation (up to a 7 year commitment), Bottom Line has a profound impact on the lives of the students in their program.  This year, Bottom Line is supporting more than 1,900 high school and college students from offices in Boston and Worcester, MA and New York City (a recent expansion).

In cities across the country like Boston and New York, approximately 2 in every 3 students who enter college will drop out. For low-income students who are the first in their family to attend college, as few as 1 in 4 students who enter college will actually earn a degree. Since their founding in 1997, 97% of Bottom Line’s high school students have enrolled in college and 74% of their college students have graduated in six years or less.  This type of success, in my opinion, is simply remarkable.

Along with other similarly committed individuals, I have chosen to support Bottom Line by running the Boston Marathon on April 16, 2012.  Bottom Line’s Marathon team is hoping to raise $90,000.  I personally have committed myself to raising $10,000.  I can only achieve that goal by doing two things:  a) training to successfully complete the marathon and b) asking you - my family, my friends, my professional network - for your support. 

Whatever you can contribute will help Bottom Line succeed in its mission - to help students "get in, graduate, and go far!"  With your donations, we can fundamentally change lives for the better.

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To This Fundraiser

$14,389

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erik Moreno

    $400

  • Tom

    $400

  • Ed Schmidt

     

  • Karen Brett

     

  • Blake and Jan Devitt

    $300

  • Francesca and Sophia

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Carl and Carolyn Dalstrom

    $1,000

  • Sara

     

  • Greg Ayers

     

  • Dave

     

  • Bob & Mary Ellen Ballard

     

  • Terry Muilenburg

    $100

  • Sureel and Bijal Choksi

    $300

  • Maema

    $100

  • Denise Feser

    $100

  • Kevin & Linda Donohuee

     

  • Ike & Sarah Batalis

     

  • Mike Wheeler

     

  • Anthony Bozza

    $250

  • Sandhi Kozsuch

     

  • Jeffrey Tepper

    $250

  • Ed Skolarus

     

  • Eric Gleacher

    $500

  • Sara & Josh Slocum

    $250

  • Jack Abernethy

    $500

  • Eva and Jason Rapp

    $100

  • Bob and Jeanne Brennan

    $100

  • Billy & Kadie Chambers

    $250

  • James and Sujie Min

    $200

  • Hernan

    $100

  • Krzys Werkun

    $500

  • Jennifer Krychowe...

    $100

  • CJ Fahey

     

  • Calvin Yee

    $200

  • Amanda Ebner

    $30

  • Naor Berkner

    $100

  • Jake Blumenthal / Kara Nortman

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anne Schelle

    $200

  • Marco & Annette Comerchero

    $100

  • Tom Dobesh

    $100

  • Lori

    $30

  • Peter Catenacci

    $200

  • Jonathan & Natalie Fischer

    $250

  • Sarah and Dave Harden

    $150

  • Sapna and Ashish Shah

    $300

  • Claudia Teran

    $100

  • Anurag & Sanjna

     

  • Barb O'Hara

    $200

  • Andrew Ferguson

    $50

  • Marie & Jorge Espinel

    $250

  • Krishan Bhatia

    $100

  • Chai Lee

    $50

  • Salil+Lori Dalvi

    $50

  • The Lewinski Family

     

  • Leila & Amir Pirnia

     

  • USA Funds Gift Matching

    $2,752

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144% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $112,787 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michele Scavongelli

Amount Raised:

$16,034

 

107% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erik Moreno

Amount Raised:

$14,389

 

144% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Jones

Amount Raised:

$12,724

Fundraiser Title

Graham Griffith

Amount Raised:

$11,636

 

116% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tory Hayes

Amount Raised:

$10,701

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charlotte Rocker

Amount Raised:

$8,250

 

110% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Caron

Amount Raised:

$7,421

 

99% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adriana Rojas

Amount Raised:

$7,365

Donor Comments

Ed Skolarus

Ed Skolarus

2 years ago

Jeffrey Tepper

Jeffrey Tepper

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Sandhi Kozsuch

Sandhi Kozsuch

In honor of Hannah and Neal Kozsuch 2 years ago

Anthony Bozza

Anthony Bozza

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Mike Wheeler

Mike Wheeler

2 years ago