Skip to content
laurahedges's profile image - click for profile

Laura Hedges' Fundraiser:

Bottom Line Boston 2015

Laura's Photo

BENEFITING: BOTTOM LINE INC

ORGANIZER: BOTTOM LINE INC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

Laura Hedges

THE STORY:

I joined Bottom Line as an Access Counselor in July 2013 and I have been challenged, overjoyed, and inspired during this time. In high school I remember feeling lost throughout the college application process, and I love being a person students can turn to feel confident about their future in college. I have had students come in for first meetings wearing bowties, resumes in hand, and ready to pitch why they are prepared for college. Although the purpose of this meeting is mostly informational, I cannot help but want to call an admissions office right away to explain they can stop their search, I have their student. In the Bottom Line office, students share some of their greatest personal struggles and accomplishments. As counselors we are not only a sounding board, but also a resource to tackle challenges or to celebrate successes.

When I was a young I use to handout water to Boston Marathon runners with my sisters and cousins; now I am fulfilling a life long dream by participating in the race. I am running for Bottom Line because I am passionate about education equality, and I see so many ways that we can could grow as an organization to support low-income and first-generation families from the Boston area. I am training with other non-profit organizations every Saturday and when I am laboring up Heartbreak Hill, I will remember all of the support I have received and how it is helping to change the lives of our students.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support!

Laura

BOTTOM LINE INC wrote -

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 3,000 students across Massachusetts and New York.

Bottom Line's 2015 Boston Marathon Team (Team Go Far) will run 26.2 miles on April 2oth as a way to contribute to our organization and the students we support. We're hoping to raise more than $120,000 this year through our marathon team, which will make a huge impact on our organization.

We hope you'll consider making a contribution to the team or a specific runner.  Each member of Team Go Far has an interesting story and a personal motivation for our cause.  We encourage you to get to know them.

Thank you. Whatever you can contribute will help our students get in, graduate, and go far!

$7,520

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Sarah Place

     

  • Stephanie Joyce

    $20

  • Angie & JD Robinson

    $50

  • Brian & Michelle Baer

    $20

  • Nancy and Bill Branagh

    $50

  • Ann S Hedges

    $75

  • Birdie Leder

    $50

  • Carolyn Barry

    $50

  • Jenna Hammerslag

    $50

  • Lisa Drescher

    $60

  • Vanessa Acheampong

    $40

  • Beth Hedges

    $300

  • Maddie P

    $25

  • Jordan Asch

     

  • John Greene

    $25

  • Tory Hayes

    $100

  • Leigh and Scott Willett

    $100

  • Betsy Boo

     

  • Nelson and Leslie Soken

     

  • Chip & Michelle Dodge

    $100

  • Beth Hedges

    $100

  • Laura Hedges

    $100

  • Colette Ford

    $200

  • Carol Alperin

    $50

  • Beth Dunham

     

  • Evan Soken

     

  • Andy D

    $50

  • Marion and George Wallach

    $100

  • Katie Lafreniere

    $50

  • christine and bill place

    $50

  • Hannah Lee

     

  • Aliza Tesar

    $100

  • Jamie Hansen

    $100

  • Larry Bailis and Susan Shevitz

    $100

  • the ZBs

    $25

  • Tish Casey and Cal Drenkhahn

    $50

  • ML Yonika

    $50

  • Nathan & Megan Proper

    $75

  • Michael and Kathleen Nolan

    $160

  • Tom and Sue Sheehan

    $75

  • Barbara Henry

    $25

  • Tylor

     

  • Carolyn Brown

    $100

  • Molly and Gabe

    $100

  • Jen Scherck

    $50

  • Greg Johnson

    $100

  • the Bovingdons

    $100

  • Boodle

    $40

  • Deb & Ken Proper

    $100

  • Jacquie P

    $50

  • Meredith LaPierre

    $25.07

  • Jeff Comstock

    $50

  • Barb Corrigan and Art Fitzgerald

     

  • Brittany Mastrostefano

    $25

  • Laura Hedges

    $100

  • Matching Gift

    $1,180

  • Bang Pham

    $25

  • Lisa Petrie

    $50

  • Lindsay and Brad

    $50

  • Tesar Family

    $100

  • Jenny Deenik

    $25

  • Erika and Luke

    $50

  • Trowbridge Family

    $100

  • Alyssa Hanly

    $50

  • Betsy Quay

    $25

  • Liz and Alex

    $50

  • The Reggio Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,180

  • Kira Terrill

    $25

  • Alan and Susan Lewis Solomont

    $200

  • Doug Corrigan

    $100

  • Candy Paris

    $50

  • Uncle Bud

    $125

  • Cash

     

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

100% Raised of $7,500 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

Cash

Cash

2 years ago

Uncle Bud

Uncle Bud

DONATION: $125

Great run Laura for a great cause. Your Poppa would have been proud! 2 years ago

Doug Corrigan

Doug Corrigan

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Candy Paris

Candy Paris

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Alan and Susan Lewis Solomont

Alan and Susan Lewis Solomont

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Kira Terrill

Kira Terrill

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,180

2 years ago

The Reggio Family

The Reggio Family

Hope you had a absolute blast running today. We have no doubt it was well worth it. congrats 2 years ago

Liz and Alex

Liz and Alex

DONATION: $50

Good luck tomorrow! 2 years ago

Betsy Quay

Betsy Quay

DONATION: $25

Go Laura!!! 2 years ago