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Scott Sherman's Fundraiser:

Give Someone Else a Gift for My 60th Birthday

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Scott Sherman via Crowdrise
January 21, 2015

REPORTS: The campaign has ended, and thanks to your generosity and matching funds, we have raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars.  See more
Scott Sherman

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,

As some of you know, I turn 60 on December 26th. To mark the event and in lieu of presents or parties, I am raising money for the Center for Urban Families (CFUF), a Baltimore non-profit to which I have been deeply committed since 2007 and where I serve on the Board and chair the Program Quality Committee.

Would you please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to CFUF on this occasion?

I will match all of your donations up to $30,000, for a round (and numerically appropriate) $60,000. But there’s more! Anonymous CFUF donors, through the Fund for Our Future Campaign, will match our $60,000, dollar for dollar, for a total of $120,000. In other words, if you donate $1,000, your effective donation would be $4,000.

Donations can be made online here at crowdrise.com, where we can all follow our collective fundraising progress. I will cover transaction fees deducted by crowdrise.com so that your total intended donations are put to work by CFUF. If you wish to donate directly to CFUF (by check or through a donor-advised fund), your contribution will still be included in the online goal “calculator” if you mention my 60th.

Read more about the Center below or on CFUF’s website at www.cfuf.org. And I’d be happy to take you to visit a CFUF class – I can promise you a memorable experience.

Thank you very much for considering this idea.

Best,

Scott

More about CFUF

Over the past 15 years, CFUF has helped more than 27,000 men, women, and children along the path to family stability and economic success. Three-quarters of our workforce development graduates obtain employment, with approximately half getting jobs within 90 days of graduation. Our 2013 program graduates who were employed, initially earned an average of $10.88 an hour compared to the minimum wage of $7.25. We’re also making progress in our Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood and Couples Advancing Together programs. From 2011-2014, for example, CFUF helped guide our clients in paying an estimated $100,000 in child support.                                                       

At our 2014 Urban Visionary Awards, the Graduate of the Year Derrick Liggins gave an impromptu speech in which he said, “CFUF provided the information, and I had the motivation, which equaled opportunity.” These programs work; they make a difference in the lives of our clients and in the communities in which you and I live. As they say, we’re all in the same boat.

For more about President Obama’s visit to CFUF, see: http://warnockfoundation.org/2013/05/president-obama-visits-the-center-for-urban-families/

$59,345

MONEY RAISED
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  • Henry Kahn and Marlene Trestman

    $250

  • Catherine Pitchford

    $60

  • Vernon Wallace

    $25

  • Chris Martin

    $50

  • Jackie Rhodes

    $50

  • The Garrus Family

    $125

  • Jeff Wagner & Nancy Leopold

    $500

  • Keith Lewis

    $250

  • Ben DuBois and Karen Kotloff

    $1,000

  • Lois Macht

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • M. Sigmund & Barbara K Shapiro Philanthropic Fund

    $2,500

  • The Douglas & Jody Greenstein Charitable Fund

    $1,000

  • Atiya Abdurrahman

    $15

  • Terry and Thea Moore Charitable Gift Fund

    $500

  • Steven Cornblatt

    $60

  • Richard & Debbie Edlow

    $200

  • Steve & Sherri O'Donnell

    $500

  • Melanie and Paul

    $250

  • Joy Weems

    $50

  • Scott Soffen

    $1,000

  • D. W. Wells Obrecht

    $1,000

  • John,Nancy, Maggie Tennis

    $100

  • Ms. Julie Cahan and Mr. Thomas Mumaw

    $500

  • Katy Sherman

    $250

  • Mr. Paul F. McBride and Mrs. Christina McBride

    $2,500

  • Alan Kaufmann Jr.

    $100

  • David Wallack

    $2,000

  • Will Sherman

    $50

  • Scott and Kim Wayne

    $500

  • Gerald T. Ford

    $50

  • Whitney & Mitchell Whiteman

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Harry and Stacey Halpert

    $100

  • Chenelle Rollins

    $25

  • Charlotte Modly and Paul Tarantino

    $1,000

  • Tony and Mary Talalay

    $100

  • Cathy Lewis and Andy Leavitt

    $100

  • Bill and Sara Tennis

    $500

  • Ed and Joanne Levy

    $250

  • Steve Parker and family

    $250

  • Sana & Andy Brooks

    $1,000

  • Michelle Swanenburg

    $1,000

  • Meredith Callanan

    $1,000

  • Peggy Brennecke and Mark Hyman

    $200

  • Terral Jordan

    $250

  • Sig heller and jan shaw

    $250

  • Tiffany Brunson

     

  • Glynnis Gladden

    $75

  • N & C Kouwenhoven

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Cindy Paradies and Larry Moscow

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Michael Weinfeld

    $500

  • Wieler Family Private Foundation Trust

    $2,500

  • Lawrence Rivitz

    $100

  • Morty Mittenthal

    $100

  • Rande and Jess Sotomayor

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $600

  • Henry Sotomayor

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Nick Cortezi

    $250

  • Barbara Burdett

    $2,000

  • Jess Suriano

    $50

  • Fernand

    $150

  • Clarence Young

    $1,000

  • Terrance Allen

    $25

  • Shajira Plummer

    $15

  • Debbie Cameron

    $350

  • Cheryl Mickel

    $250

  • Ann Allston Boyce

    $100

  • Myrna Clyman

    $250

  • Paul Smeton

    $500

  • Robin & Jimmy Wood

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • Rock Harrison

    $100

  • Stephon Jackson

    $500

  • The Wolman Family Foundation, Inc.

    $2,500

  • Ron Taylor

    $1,000

  • Betsy Ringel

    $300

  • Joe Jones

    $500

  • Allan Ludgate

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carol Waddell

    $500

  • Jen Dardis

    $500

  • Victoria Sotomayor

    $75

  • Lynn Heller and Tom Inglesby

    $250

  • Ellen Rothman

    $250

  • JVMs

    $200

  • Taylor Classen - DACG

    $500

  • Toby Gordon and Bruce AKuo

    $100

  • Terrence and Leslie Alspauagh

    $100

  • Family Solutions of Maryland

    $100

  • George Murnaghan

    $500

  • Leah Greenstein

    $500

  • Robin & Jimmy Wood

    $1,000

  • Titlepoint Corporation

    $100

  • Mary Page Michel

    $100

  • Helene Kahn

    $50

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198% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Helene Kahn

Helene Kahn

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mary Page Michel

Mary Page Michel

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Titlepoint Corporation

Titlepoint Corporation

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Robin & Jimmy Wood

Robin & Jimmy Wood

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Leah Greenstein

Leah Greenstein

DONATION: $500

Happy Birthday Scott! 3 years ago

George Murnaghan

George Murnaghan

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Family Solutions of Maryland

Family Solutions of Maryland

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Terrence and Leslie Alspauagh

Terrence and Leslie Alspauagh

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Toby Gordon and Bruce AKuo

Toby Gordon and Bruce AKuo

DONATION: $100

Scott- happy birthday! 3 years ago

Taylor Classen - DACG

Taylor Classen - DACG

DONATION: $500

3 years ago