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All In...Paul's Going Back in the Lake

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BENEFITING: PUBLIC ALLIES INC

Paul Schmitz

THE STORY:

Two years ago, I promised that if Public Allies achieved our fundraising goal I would for the first time do the Polar Bear swim on New Year's Day. On that day, the air temperature was about 18 degrees, winds 40 mph, and windchill -10 and after my Mom told me I would be a chicken if I did not go in, I ran about 30 yards into the shallow lake up to my waist. It was freezing but many people (none who went into the lake that day) have teased me since that I did not go all in. You can see the video of the first attempt below.

Well, this year I'll go all in, but I need you to go all in with me.

If  Public Allies raises over $50,000 in our year end campaign, I will go into the lake, regardless of tempearture, and dunk myself all the way in. Do I want to do this? No, I'm not a water person and I hate the cold, but if it will help motivate giving, I'm all in.

If you want to help raise money toward the goal, join my team.


This has been my most inspiring year ever at Public Allies. I visited almost every site meeting with Allies and alumni and sharing our "Everyone Leads" message with thousands of leaders and organizations. The young leaders in Public Allies want to invest their lives and careers in working for community and social change. Please invest in them. We need them!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$19,475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paul Schmitz

    $500

  • David McKinney

    $25

  • Bizunesh Scott

    $1,000

  • Steve and Lauren Meyers

    $1,000

  • Jim & Jodie Hayes

    $50

  • Penny & Kevin White

    $50

  • Nicole Angresano and Josh Mersky

    $25

  • David Eisner

     

  • Melia Dicker

     

  • Leif Elsmo

     

  • Liz Hollander

     

  • Richard Murphy

     

  • Jason Scott

     

  • Dorothy Stoneman

     

  • Jaime Uzeta

     

  • Kanwar Singh

     

  • Josh & Kerry Dorf

    $100

  • Bcoley

    $25

  • Diane Ripple

    $50

  • Tim Hosch

    $50

  • Tony and Teddy Brown

     

  • Boswell Books

     

  • David and Virginia Zerwick

     

  • Walter Graczyk

     

  • Jacinta Wong

     

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195% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $19,475 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Jacinta Wong

Jacinta Wong

4 years ago

Walter Graczyk

Walter Graczyk

5 years ago

Tony and Teddy Brown

Tony and Teddy Brown

5 years ago

Boswell Books

Boswell Books

5 years ago

David and Virginia Zerwick

David and Virginia Zerwick

5 years ago

Tim Hosch

Tim Hosch

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Diane Ripple

Diane Ripple

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Bcoley

Bcoley

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Josh & Kerry Dorf

Josh & Kerry Dorf

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Jason Scott

Jason Scott

5 years ago