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Deborah Ellinger's Fundraiser:

Bottom Line Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: BOTTOM LINE INC

ORGANIZER: BOTTOM LINE INC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

Deborah Ellinger

THE STORY:

Bottom Line needs your help, and I need your help too. I’ve run three companies, I’ve run M&A deals, I’ve run complex financial transactions…but I have never run. And I have certainly never run the Boston Marathon. It isn't going to be easy for me - and it isn't easy for the kids whom Bottom Line helps.

Bottom Line’s mission is to raise funds “to help low-income and first generation students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life”. Helping disadvantaged students get to college is my passion – so much so, that when Bottom Line invited me to join their squad, I knew I had to do it. I am not a runner and have no idea whether I can run 26.2 miles, but I am all the way in if it means helping these students. After all, I only have to complete a 5-6 hour journey, while the students we seek to help are overcoming a lifetime of disadvantage.

The situation for these students is painful. Less than 50% of low-income students go to college out of high school and only 8% earn a college degree by age 24 – versus 73% for students from the top income quartile. The economic toll is high and the social costs even higher: the lifetime earnings gap between those with a high school diploma and those with a college degree is almost $1 million. Disadvantaged students need help and guidance at every step of the way: getting in, choosing the right courses, staying in college despite the many obstacles, graduating, and finding a good job. By receiving Bottom Line’s 1-on-1 support, a student’s chances of graduating within 6 years increase by 43%.

I have worked with many disadvantaged students and it is clear how much mentoring they need – many of them do not even view college as a possibility. Bottom Line is helping change that – this year, they will provide personalized support to over 3,000 high school and college students. Please help us increase that number by donating to the cause.

Your support will help me as I labor up Heartbreak Hill. My journey will be slow, and it will hurt, but if I know that you are behind me then I will get there – and with your support, so will Bottom Line’s students.

Thank you for supporting this wonderful organization.

$31,740

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sharon Marcil

    $200

  • Michael Silverstein

    $100

  • Sarah & Bob Bua

    $300

  • Chris Keevil

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Susan Warshauer

     

  • The Brakeman Family

    $1,000

  • Stuart Scantlebury and Lecia Turcotte

    $100

  • Judy & Charles Goldman

    $250

  • Sandy Moose and Eric Birch

     

  • Lynne and Doug Stotz

    $100

  • Sherri C. Oberg

    $100

  • Nathan Green

    $50

  • Amy & Stuart Grief

    $100

  • Laila Partridge

    $50

  • Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC

    $2,500

  • Kevin McMullin

    $250

  • Julia Orford

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kourtnii Brown

    $50

  • Nancy Brown

    $50

  • Carol Onorato

    $75

  • Bulger Maxfield Family

    $100

  • Jane Brock-Wilson

    $250

  • mandy ginsberg

    $100

  • Deborah and Steve Bernard

     

  • The Drucker-Rivitz Family

     

  • Pamela Rollings

    $100

  • Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Sgarro

    $100

  • Rusty and Betsy Kellogg

    $200

  • Jari Tuomala

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Liz Graham

     

  • Fiona Stephenson

    $50

  • Denise & Bill

    $50

  • Aimee Murray

    $20

  • Paul & Ann Sagan

    $250

  • Jim Triant

    $100

  • Wendy Woods

    $200

  • Cristy & Ruben Rodriguez

    $100

  • Beth & Mark Shuster

    $200

  • Elaine Boltz

    $250

  • Judy Woodrich

    $75

  • Siddharth Mehta

    $151

  • Mark and Deborah Lovich

    $100

  • Colin Angle

    $300

  • Franek & Lopez

    $200

  • Linda Montag

    $100

  • Anne Dwane

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • David Mussafer

    $250

  • Cindy and Jeff Wisch

    $100

  • Michelle

    $27

  • Heather Brosseau

    $200

  • Sherri Skillman

    $50

  • Smaiyra Million

    $100

  • jennifer potter-brotman

    $100

  • Gernon Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Emma Bigelow

    $100

  • Jose Velez and Paula Alvary

    $150

  • Jo Whitehead

    $100

  • Ann and Carey Rappaport

    $100

  • The Moynihans

     

  • Alexandra Hamer

    $50

  • Joe Davis

    $250

  • Mike Gaisford

    $100

  • Anabela Perozek

    $100

  • Sally Chopping

    $200

  • Shyam and Deepka Gidumal

    $101

  • Samantha Allison

    $200

  • Ilene Be

    $100

  • Dorene & Duncan Higgons

    $100

  • Douglas and Anne

    $100

  • Gil, Monica, Megan and Trevor Mateer

    $50

  • Helena Foulkes

    $200

  • LaPorta family

    $250

  • Owen Mathieu

    $50

  • Wendy Miller

    $100

  • Karen Gunn

    $50

  • Eric Silverman

    $262

  • Brother James

    $200

  • Glen Weinstein

    $100

  • Susan & Peter Doyle

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Laura & Keith Fowler

    $100

  • Jay Baitler

    $180

  • Ann & John

    $100

  • Ming Tsai

    $100

  • Mike Jeans

    $100

  • Pamela Posey

    $50

  • Ellen Richstone

    $300

  • Nancy and Corbin Lang

    $50

  • Mary Renner

    $100

  • Barbara Berke

     

  • Anne K. Mahaney

    $100

  • The Karl Stewart Taylor, Jr. and Sons Charitable Fund

     

  • The Molyneux Family

    $50

  • Allegra & Eric Lowitt

    $262

  • Michelle Bergland

     

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121% Raised of $26,200 Goal

The Team: $179,999 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michele Scavongelli

Amount Raised

$32,439

 

93% Raised of $35,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Ellinger

Amount Raised

$31,740

 

121% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adriana Rojas

Amount Raised

$20,615

Fundraiser Title

Craig Beasley

Amount Raised

$15,797

 

158% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Caron

Amount Raised

$13,718

 

137% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexandra DiGregorio

Amount Raised

$11,226

 

112% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charles Dunn

Amount Raised

$10,427

 

104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Howard Horn

Amount Raised

$9,659

 

129% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Michelle Bergland

Michelle Bergland

Congratulations, Deborah, on a successful marathon!!! 2 years ago

Allegra  & Eric Lowitt

Allegra & Eric Lowitt

DONATION: $262

Congratulations, Deborah!! 2 years ago

The Molyneux Family

The Molyneux Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Karl Stewart Taylor, Jr. and Sons Charitable Fund

The Karl Stewart Taylor, Jr. and Sons Charitable Fund

2 years ago

Anne K. Mahaney

Anne K. Mahaney

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Barbara Berke

Barbara Berke

For a great organization on behalf of one of the strongest and smartest women I know. Nothing like proving you can go the distance! 2 years ago

Mary Renner

Mary Renner

DONATION: $100

Good Luck, Deborah! 2 years ago

Nancy and Corbin Lang

Nancy and Corbin Lang

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ellen Richstone

Ellen Richstone

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Pamela Posey

Pamela Posey

DONATION: $50

My strong woman is my daughter, Katharine Senter. She has shown only courage and strength in living with Type I diabetes since age 4, refusing to allow chronic illness to define her. Katie's will and spirit is a true inspiration! 2 years ago