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September 12, 2011

Woo-hoo: we hit the goal* today! But hopefully that won't dissuade any of you late comers from joining the fun! {* see goal update below)  See more

BENEFITING: OPEN MEADOW ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS INC

EVENT DATE: Sep 14, 2011

ilene moss

THE STORY:

This year, Open Meadow and I both turn (gulp) 40, and to mark both occasions, I’ve set a goal of convincing at least 40 people to donate $40 each to a college scholarship fund for Open Meadow students.

As my 40th birthday (rapidly) approaches and I look back on all that I’ve experienced, one of the things I’m most thankful for is the gift of my college education. My Bachelors degree has acted as a golden passport – it has provided me with access to unlimited opportunities, has allowed me to chart my own course in pursuing my interests, and gives me the confidence that I can accomplish anything I set out to do.

For the last 12 years, I’ve enjoyed working for Open Meadow (www.openmeadow.org), a nonprofit that provides educational services to young people who have not succeeded in traditional school systems.  Our “College Success” program provides transition services for our high school graduates as they navigate the post-secondary landscape.  That first year on a college campus can be lonely, confusing, and overwhelming – especially for students who have historically struggled in school, and who may be the first in their families to pursue education beyond a high school diploma.  Open Meadow supports these students – financially, academically, socially, and emotionally -- to ensure that they persist through that challenging first year, thus increasing the chances that they will earn their degrees and ultimately be able to create the lives they want to live. 

My 40th birthday wish is that all of you will help me raise funds for this fantastic program.  100% of your donation in response to this appeal will directly support students in their transition to college– money raised will be set aside in a scholarship fund that is only used to cover the costs of tuition, books, school supplies, bus passes, or other immediate needs of our college-bound students (not staff salaries or agency overhead).

As my birthday gift to Open Meadow, I’ll add $10 to each of the first 40 donations.  In addition, I’ve lined up a matching gift of three times my contribution.  If you enjoy a good word problem as much as I do, you’ve probably already computed that this appeal has the potential to raise $3200* or more for students!

Like me, you may have had the good fortune to receive support for a college education that allowed YOU to pursue your dreams.  Will you join me in contributing to a program that helps others pursue theirs? 

-ilene

PS:  I’m calling this appeal “$40 for 40” because it’s catchy, but of course  contributions in any amount will be very much appreciated!  You can donate here at crowdrise or directly at www.openmeadow.org

* Word Problem Answer Key:  $40*40=$1600, plus $10*40=$400, plus 3*$400=$1200  -->  $1600+$400+$1200=$3200 !

GOAL UPDATE 9/11/11:  I had incrementally increased the goal over the course of the campaign to account for donors' generosity along the way.  And today the 40th donor brought us to 100% of the revised goal of $3425 -- wow!  Thanks so much to all who have participated -- and all who might still!

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To This Fundraiser

$4,085

MONEY RAISED
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  • Larisa Shlahet

    $80

  • Eva Grayzel

    $40

  • Matt & Holly Sancomb

    $40

  • Denise Richter

    $40

  • Ben Schonberger

    $40

  • Deb and Mike Marble

    $80

  • Susan & Kate Manning

    $40

  • Barbara and Phil Moss

    $1,000

  • Dan & Sandy

    $40

  • Melissa Nothnagle

     

  • Lauren

    $40

  • ken

    $40

  • Jenn Maer

    $40

  • Leslie and Andy Abramowitz

    $80

  • Catherine & Eldon Potter

    $40

  • Sara Kersey

    $40

  • Kathleen Manseau

    $40

  • Pesins of Miami

    $200

  • Sue and Laura

    $40

  • Dan Moss

    $100

  • matt&jennifer;

    $54

  • Uncle Charles

    $40

  • Jeremy Moss

    $40

  • Linda and Steve Moss

    $200

  • Anjali Singh and Chuck Wooldridge

    $80

  • Dave

    $51

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Steve & Nancy Rander

    $80

  • Bryan, Christy, Simon and Miles

    $40

  • ann goldmann

    $100

  • Ann W.

    $120

  • Martha Kaufman

    $20

  • Rachel Lowenthal and Jen Rose

    $80

  • Suzi Asmus

    $40

  • Christy and Thomas Asmus/Hayden

    $40

  • Connie and Matthew

    $40

  • Jeff Grayzel

    $40

  • Kathleen Rowlands

    $40

  • Celeste Baskett and Jeff Bennett

    $80

  • brenda & casey

    $40

  • Brenda Parker (and Matt Clifford)

    $40

  • Marcia

    $40

  • Jodi, Enrique and Isabella

    $40

  • Adam Shlahet

     

  • Johanna Mercier

    $40

  • Anonymous2

    $100

  • Elinor Grayzel

    $40

  • Stuart Moss

    $100

  • The Souza-Smith's

    $40

  • The Cordovas

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Patty Devine Webster

    $40

  • Anonymous3

    $40

  • Richard & Madgelyn Pesin

    $40

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119% Raised of $3,425 Goal

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The Team: $4,085 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

ilene moss

Amount Raised

$3,805

 

111% Raised of $3,425 Goal

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Isaac Pesin

Amount Raised

$80

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Celeste Baskett

Amount Raised

$80

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Jeremy Moss

Amount Raised

$40

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Kathleen Rowlands

Amount Raised

$40

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brenda jacobs-jones

Amount Raised

$40

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Ben Schonberger

Amount Raised

$0

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Sara Kersey

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Richard & Madgelyn Pesin

Richard & Madgelyn Pesin

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Anonymous3

Anonymous3

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

Patty Devine Webster

Patty Devine Webster

DONATION: $40

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY! Just trying to be fashionably late... 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

The Cordovas

The Cordovas

DONATION: $40

Happy, happy birthday to you! 6 years ago

The Souza-Smith's

The Souza-Smith's

DONATION: $40

6 years ago

Stuart Moss

Stuart Moss

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Elinor Grayzel

Elinor Grayzel

DONATION: $40

Happy Birthday, beautiful woman and wonderful mother! Love, Elinor 6 years ago

Anonymous2

Anonymous2

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Johanna Mercier

Johanna Mercier

DONATION: $40

What a great way to honor your 40 fabulous years. Happy Birthday!! 6 years ago