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Pencils of Promise NYC Marathon 2016

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David Taitz, Joe Violone and Liam Weiland in memory of Jamie Love and Miles Applebaum
September 14, 2016

On October 31, 2008, seven of my teammates and closest friends accomplished an amazing feat by winning  a sectional title and ticket to the  See more
David Taitz

THE STORY:

On October 31, 2008, seven of my teammates and closest friends accomplished an amazing feat by winning  a sectional title and ticket to the state championships for Byram Hills High School. Since then, two of those seven people, Jamie Love and Miles Applebaum, have since passed tragically away at a very young age. 8 years later, Joe, Liam and I will be running the NYC marathon in honor of the friends and teammates we have lost. 

It is often hardest to think of the passing of friends at a young age in terms of their lost opportunities. Any unnecessary impediment to a young person's potential is a tragedy. It is for this reason that we are raising money on behalf of Pencils of Promise and children across the world who otherwise do not have access to education and thus the opportunity to fulfill their potentials.

Running has always been more than a sport to us. Even for those who aren't with us today, it was a vehicle that carried our dreams of championships, college acceptances, and lifelong friends to reality. We hope that by competing on November 5th, our running will allow children worldwide to dream for a better future as well. 

Run for Love. Run for Miles. 

- David, Joe & Liam

PENCILS OF PROMISE INCORPORATED wrote -

Pencils of Promise (“PoP”) is a for-purpose organization founded in 2008 with the goal of increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world. PoP works with communities in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos to build schools and create programs that provide educational opportunities for children. To date, PoP has built over 360 schools and provided access to education to more than 33,000 students across the globe, establishing itself as a leader amongst the innovative global nonprofits working toward sustainable social change. 

$43,661

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jo Ellen Finkel and Don Bernstein

    $250

  • Rosenkranz family

    $250

  • Susan & Harvey Berkey

    $200

  • Brett Rosen & Debra Wattenberg

    $250

  • Julia Dean

    $100

  • Allison Rosen

    $500

  • Adam Ganik

    $30

  • Beth and Josh Friedman

     

  • David Blatte

    $250

  • Caryn Effron

    $250

  • Stephen J Cloobeck

    $5,000

  • brad and robbie karp

    $500

  • Reed Rayman

     

  • James Carruthers

    $250

  • Nihal, Reshma, Shaan & Stan

    $101

  • Marc Beilinson

    $250

  • Kaplans, Lexi, Amelia, Kate and Andy

    $150

  • Meris Powell

    $50

  • Shannon Duffy & Peter Weiland (+Sandy & Winnie)

     

  • nick k

     

  • The Grace Family

     

  • Stephen Pagano

    $26.20

  • Dina and Mike Fink

     

  • Jeffrey Ginsberg

    $100

  • Gary Vaynerchuck

    $3,000

  • Elizabeth & Joe Schefler

     

  • Renee Rober

    $25

  • CWW

    $25

  • EIG

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Robert Kivell

    $50

  • Mandi Nyambi

    $25

  • Kurt Slaw

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Josh Chmara

    $25

  • kyle c

    $50

  • Gideon Nachman

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rachel Taylor

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sean Flanagan

    $50

  • Alison Schwartz

     

  • Lon & Ayako

     

  • The Galowitz Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alexandra Zaretsky

    $25

  • Brian Ross Weber

    $100

  • Eric Brewster

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Allie Riggs

    $25

  • Shaw Family

    $250

  • Jess Weiss

    $50

  • Disha Verma

     

  • Michael Zochowski

     

  • Sara Ganz

     

  • Sussy

     

  • Simone Hasselmo

     

  • Run Fast

    $25

  • Jim McCaffrey

     

  • Mary Celeste Anthes

     

  • Rachael Schuman

     

  • storch family

    $100

  • Lindsay Mailer-Howat

     

  • John Milani

     

  • Sills family

    $180

  • Brian Mwarania

    $25

  • grant bronfman

     

  • Carthy Family

    $100

  • Anne and Glenn Roberts

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Caroline Leahy

    $50

  • Nikki & Brad Silver

    $262

  • Justine Karp

    $25

  • Steven Taitz

     

  • Steven Wayne

    $250

  • Kastenbaum family

    $250

  • Miha & Kelley Zupanek

    $100

  • Katie Gamble

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dan Grafstein

    $50

  • David DiCristofaro

    $100

  • Maria Dicristofaro

    $1,000

  • Rob Dagostino

    $50

  • Todd Schefler

     

  • Audrey

     

  • Kashif Fulton

     

  • Ryley Reynolds

    $50

  • Athena & Raphael

    $100

  • Michelle choi

     

  • Austin and Scarlett Haugen

    $100

  • Hope and Glenn Taitz

     

  • Sheila and Barry Kliger

    $150

  • Steven Blaser

     

  • Hannah Neff

    $25

  • The Schwartz Family

     

  • Lori Ford

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Harvey Rothenberg

    $250

  • Arthur Taitz

    $150

  • The Applebaum Family

    $500

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125% Raised of $35,000 Goal

The Team: $84,889 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

David Taitz

Amount Raised

$43,661

 

125% Raised of $35,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Place

Amount Raised

$3,659

 

122% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kaitlin Williams

Amount Raised

$3,642

 

73% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

christina billotti

Amount Raised

$3,350

 

112% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eamonn Coughlin

Amount Raised

$3,145

 

105% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Johnson

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Terence Kraemer

Amount Raised

$3,025

 

101% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erica Nye

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Applebaum Family

The Applebaum Family

DONATION: $500

In loving Memory of Miles and Jamie 2 years ago

Arthur Taitz

Arthur Taitz

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Harvey Rothenberg

Harvey Rothenberg

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lori Ford

Lori Ford

2 years ago

The Schwartz Family

The Schwartz Family

2 years ago

Hannah Neff

Hannah Neff

DONATION: $25

Go Liam (and team)! 2 years ago

Steven Blaser

Steven Blaser

2 years ago

Sheila and Barry Kliger

Sheila and Barry Kliger

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Hope and Glenn Taitz

Hope and Glenn Taitz

Go Team for a great cause and in loving memory! 2 years ago