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Andrew Gounardes' Fundraiser:

Andrew's First Marathon!

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One Week to Go!
October 30, 2016

Exactly 1 week from now, I'll be setting out from Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island and heading over the Verrazano Bridge to start the 26.2 mile  See more
Andrew Gounardes

THE STORY:

This November, I'm running my first marathon! I can think of no better way to keep me motivated from now until I cross the finish line on November 6th than to use this opportunity to help support an institution that means so much to me and has done so much good for so many young children: Saint Basil Academy.

Saint Basil Academy is a home for children who are orphaned, from broken homes, or from destitute parents, of primarily (though not exclusively) the Orthodox Christian faith. It is located in Garrison, NY, and sits on a high bluff overlooking the Hudson River and West Point. The mission of the Academy is simple: to provide shelter, protection, love, and education to these children so they grow up to be well-rounded and productive members of society.

Click here to learn more about Saint Basil Academy and the incredible work it does for the children under its care. 

The Academy holds a very special place in my heart. As a young Cub Scout and later, Boy Scout, I spent many nights camping on the Academy grounds, exploring the campus, and making friends with the children who lived there. For my Eagle Scout project, I decided to embark on a 10-month long project to reorganize and modernize the library located on the grounds. As I was growing up, my father served for 10 years as President of the Academy, and I can recall making the trip from Brooklyn to Garrison countless of times to pay a visit to the campus.

But most importantly, throughout my entire life, I've witnessed the incredibly special care that Saint Basil Academy gives to the children entrusted to its protection. It really and truly is God's work.

(Fun fact: former United States Senator Olympia Snowe was a resident of the Academy from the age of 8 through 14.)

Help me reach my personal fundraising goal of $2500 to help support Saint Basil Academy and help make a difference in the lives of children who needs a loving and nurturing home.

$9,610

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rick and Molly Andolina

    $100

  • Sheldon D. Stachel

     

  • Susan Romero

     

  • Periklis and Markella Venekas

    $50

  • George & Riki Koulouroudis

    $100

  • Dimitrios & Margarita Neos

    $50

  • Spiro Geroulanos

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jamie Kemmerer

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Matthew & Emily Feinsilver

     

  • Maria

    $25

  • Costa Skarvelis

    $50

  • Susanna Williams

    $50

  • Maureen Landers

    $25

  • Michael Koulouroudis

    $200

  • Kostas Katsiris

    $50

  • Christine Puelle

    $25

  • Justin Brannan

     

  • June Johnson

    $100

  • Ted Anastasiou

    $50

  • Sophia Lameras Mamakas

    $25

  • Ida and Vito D'AMELIO

    $250

  • Marvin Reiskin

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. Antonios Likourezos and Family

    $100

  • Benjamin Sayagh

    $25

  • GPM Pediatrics, PC

    $50

  • Lauren Napolitano

    $50

  • Renee Dorsa

    $25

  • Argyris S. Argitakos

    $25

  • Maya Tsekenis

    $25

  • AHEPA Delphi Chapter # 25 , Manhattan, NYC

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Irene Xanthoudakis

    $15

  • Leon Stavrou

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Maria Avgitidis

    $25

  • Sabrina and John

    $50

  • Eleanor Schiano

    $100

  • Katerina Vakirtzis

     

  • Maureen Boyle

     

  • Anastasia Brienza

    $25

  • Andrea Zaldivar & Michael Festa

    $100

  • RB

     

  • George, Ivette & Maria Butsikaris

    $250

  • David, Johanna, and Lucy

    $100

  • Judith Collins

    $25

  • The Pettit Girls (Kristen, Morgan and Stella)

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Karen and Tony Tadross

    $25

  • Jessica Abolafia

    $15

  • Kayla Santosuosso

    $25

  • Bill Matsikoudis

    $100

  • Patricia Gounardes

     

  • Erin B

    $25

  • Sammy & Demi Thomas

    $25

  • Bob Muldoon

    $50

  • Kate Moffly

    $25

  • Costa Constantinides

    $50

  • Helen Halkias

    $25

  • john manning

    $50

  • Dena and Charles Capetanakis

    $100

  • Nicholas and Maria Skarvelis

     

  • Anthony Xanthakis

    $100

  • Dan Hyman

     

  • Yasmin Dwedar

     

  • Nikon Limberis

     

  • Nick & Eve Nikolopoulos

     

  • Scott Klein

    $50

  • Panagiota

     

  • John demetriades

     

  • Teresa Miccio

    $25

  • PETER KREKOUKIS

    $50

  • B. Obama

     

  • George Paralemos

    $50

  • Kathy Byrne

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ralph Perfetto

    $100

  • Harry Paloumbis

    $100

  • TEENA PAVONE

    $25

  • Frank Panagakos

    $25

  • Katerina Dimitratos

    $50

  • Dominick and Nancy DeRosa

    $25

  • Elaine Manios

    $75

  • Mona and Alan Smith

    $25

  • Kotsis Family

     

  • Peter and Sophia Volandes

    $100

  • James & Vicky Vavas

    $100

  • Eric Kuo

    $25

  • Steve & Helen Verveniotis

    $50

  • Miriam & George Samos

    $25

  • Tatiana Deligiannakis

    $100

  • Marcella and John Volandes

    $100

  • James Panagakos

    $25

  • Rj and Marika Lyons

    $100

  • Elias, Kitty & Dean Flouras

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sofie Xanthos

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Antoinette Palladino

     

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275% Raised of $3,500 Goal

The Team: $9,610 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Antoinette Palladino

Antoinette Palladino

Tribute to Nicholas Palladino 11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Sofie Xanthos

Sofie Xanthos

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

11 months ago

Elias, Kitty & Dean Flouras

Elias, Kitty & Dean Flouras

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Rj and Marika Lyons

Rj and Marika Lyons

DONATION: $100

Congratulations on your first marathon Andrew! You did an amazing job!! Great time! 11 months ago

James Panagakos

James Panagakos

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Marcella and John Volandes

Marcella and John Volandes

DONATION: $100

12 months ago

Tatiana Deligiannakis

Tatiana Deligiannakis

DONATION: $100

Thalia Lykoudis 12 months ago

Miriam & George Samos

Miriam & George Samos

DONATION: $25

12 months ago