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Christopher Marte

Christopher Marte
United States
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Hello Friends and Family,

Welcome to my fundraising page!  I'm running 10K on October 12th to support Defy Ventures, an organization that I've been volunteering with over 2 years now.

I started working with Defy as a volunteer, providing feedback to the students on their business plans, sales strategies and elevator pitches.  After one event, I was hooked- I needed to know how I could help these amazing entrepreneurs.  The students are incredibly scrappy and hard working- comparable to many of the successful business people I've met in New York City.  I was so moved by the program that I got involved with the Defy Professionals Network, a group of awesome NYC professionals tasked with raising money, awareness and volunteer support for the program.

Last year's 1st annual Defy Charity Run was a huge success, raising nearly $20 thousand dollars.  With your help, we can make the 2nd annual event even bigger!

Help me support Defy Ventures by making a donation. The process is fast, secure and tax deductible. I truly appreciate any support you can provide.  It will benefit a great cause!

If you'd rather not make a donation at this time, but would like to volunteer or learn more about Defy, please shoot me an email at

Thanks so much for your generosity!

Christopher Marte

About Defy:
Founded as an NYC-based program, Defy is unleashing it's vision for a movement that will create opportunities in every urban community in America. Defy Ventures provides carefully selected, ambitious men and women who have criminal histories with life-changing entrepreneurship, leadership, and career opportunities.  Since its founding in 2010, Defy has raised $2.5 million and engaged nearly 1,500 influential executives and business professionals who contributed 8,500 volunteer hours to Defy as business plan competition judges, mentors and business coaches. Defy has been showcased in The New York Times, Inc. Magazine,, The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post.  Defy's entrepreneurs have already launched 44 new businesses that have generated hundreds of thousands of new revenue and have created employment opportunities in impoverished communities. Nationally, our country's recidivism rate is 70%; while Defy's is less than 5%.



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19% Raised of $1,500 Goal