BENEFITING: BOTTOM LINE INC
ORGANIZER: BOTTOM LINE INC
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
Bottom Line was founded in 1997 to help low-income and first-generation students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Since then, we have provided one-on-one guidance and mentoring to thousands of high school and college students. This year, we will be providing personalized support to over 2,000 students across Massachusetts and New York.
Bottom Line's 2013 Boston Marathon Team (Team Go Far) will run 26.2 miles on April 15th as a way to contribute to our organization and the students we support. We're hoping to raise more than $100,000 this year through our marathon team, which makes a huge impact on our organization.
I'm running for Bottom Line because I see education as an investment. It's a financial and metaphorical investment made by students who pour years of their time and energy into their dream of having a better future. Teachers, families, and counselors invest their time and resources to fuel a budding passion for chemistry, or the arts, and help each student find the right path. But I believe the kind of large-scale educational success that Bottom Line works toward also requires investment from the wider community: You. Our collective future depends on these students. They will be the next politicians, environmentalists, philosophers and entrepreneurs. Having a college degree will certainly benefit those individual students, but having a college-educated workforce will benefit all of us in the long run. I am asking you to support me in this endeavor because I believe that education is the one investment we cannot afford not to make.
My goal is to raise $7,500. I hope you'll consider making a contribution.
Thank you. Together we can help more students get in, graduate, and go far!