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Jim Gabriel's Fundraiser:

Rocking the Boat

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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Jim Gabriel

THE STORY:

Rowing is such a fine sport. 
Everyone goes backward, and the leader can see his opponents as they struggle in vain.
- Brad Alan Lewis from Assault on Lake Casitas

Rocking the Boat teaches the art of wooden boat building to teens in the South Bronx, and then uses the boats for environmental work on the Bronx River.  In the fourteen years since I first became familiar with this wonderful organization, I have seen it expand and impact more and more lives, and have personally witnessed the growth of many teens into young adults bound for colleges and/or vocations that they might not otherwise have dreamed of pursuing.  

But don't just believe me.  Rocking the Boat has been on the receiving end of some fabulous accolades in the media.  If you look at just a couple of these, I think you will agree that the organization is making a difference in a very special way.

RTB holds an annual fund raiser called Rocking Manhattan, in which teams row around the island of Manhattan (29 miles) over the course of a day (about 8 hours of rowing, with a few breaks).  Many of you know that have participated this event for the last two years.

Thanks to a recent leg infection that put me in the hospital a few weeks ago (yes, I trying to garner sympathy) this year was in doubt until yesterday.  But while I've decided it would be sheer insanity to perform the full circumnavigation, I also can't miss a year, so I'll be joining the Rocking The Boat team for the first two legs, from Brooklyn Bridge Park, up the East River, up the Harlem River, through Spuyten Duvil, and back down about a mile of the Hudson to Dyckman Street.

Why?  Because of the organization we are supporting.  They are so inspirational, that I am proud to play even a minor role in helping to raise awareness and support for them.

To those of you who have already supported them through my efforts, I thank you tremendously, and assure you that the cause is more than worthy. To everyone else, I ask you to take a look at their web site, and the accolades they have received in the press. If you are as impressed as I think you will be, then I'll ask you to help me reach my fundraising target.

f you want more details, feel free to check out the event info on the RockingManhattan site.

I hope you will consider supporting me in this effort by visiting my participant page. (Your donation is tax-deductible)

Thanks for listening

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To This Fundraiser

$8,525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bob Mrazek

    $50

  • Heather

     

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co Match for Heather Butera’s Gif

    $50

  • Frank T. Tota

     

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Frank Tota’s Gift

    $50

  • Yan Liu

    $100

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Yan Liu’s Gift

    $100

  • Cindy Chestnut

    $100

  • Steve and Maria Verveniotis

     

  • David M Renton III

    $100

  • Tim & Wenxin

    $200

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Tim Bishop's Gift

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Paul Frio

     

  • Jim, Sally & Chris Gabriel

     

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Jim Gabriel's Gift

    $250

  • Eric Golin

    $100

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Paul Frio's Gift

    $75

  • Anne Alexandrou

    $25

  • Row, Row, Row your Boat

     

  • Al Youssef

     

  • Dave C

    $100

  • Alistair McDougall

    $100

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for David Chou's Gift

    $100

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Richard Iturbe's Gift

    $50

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Alistair McDougall's Gift

    $100

  • Nancy Gabriel

     

  • Roy R. Joseph

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Christian Channell's Gift

    $200

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244% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $65,724 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Adam Green

Amount Raised

$23,906

 

114% Raised of $21,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adam Green via OCH

Amount Raised

$19,305

 

92% Raised of $21,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim Gabriel

Amount Raised

$8,525

 

244% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Frosty Montgomery

Amount Raised

$5,597

Fundraiser Title

Rocking the Boat Staff Team

Amount Raised

$3,825

Fundraiser Title

Michael Lettera

Amount Raised

$2,270

Fundraiser Title

Beth Perillo

Amount Raised

$1,206

 

121% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ilizabeth Hempstead

Amount Raised

$850

Donor Comments

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Christian Channell's Gift

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Christian Channell's Gift

DONATION: $200

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

9 months ago

Roy R. Joseph

Roy R. Joseph

DONATION: $5,000

9 months ago

Nancy Gabriel

Nancy Gabriel

9 months ago

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for David Chou's Gift

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for David Chou's Gift

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Richard Iturbe's Gift

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Richard Iturbe's Gift

DONATION: $50

9 months ago

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Alistair McDougall's Gift

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Match for Alistair McDougall's Gift

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Alistair McDougall

Alistair McDougall

DONATION: $100

I'm happy to support this great organization 9 months ago

Dave C

Dave C

DONATION: $100

Great effort for a great cause! 9 months ago

Al Youssef

Al Youssef

9 months ago