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Andrea Martin's Fundraiser:

City Year Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: City Year

ORGANIZER: City Year

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Andrea Martin

THE STORY:

City Year has been an integral part of my life since I served as a corps member right after graduating from college.  At the time, I was not sure what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew I wanted to work with young people.  City Year gave me an opportunity to make a difference and along the way helped me realize my potential as a leader and passion to empower others through service.  As a member of the City Heroes team, I had the privilege of working with high school students.  We recruited high school students to participate in the City Heroes program which focused on three pillars: 1) leadership development 2) social awareness 3) community service.  After recruiting close to 100 students for our program, we determined a theme for each month and one weekend a month we orchestrated an overnight retreat and one other weekend we had a service day.  Through planning and working with my teammates, I grew and gained skills that have served me well as a guidance counselor.

Today, City Year continues to make a difference in lives across the country and the globe.  I am honored to say that I am a City Year Alum, served as Co-Chair of the Boston Alumni Board, Co-Chair of the National Alumni Advisory Board, and I am currently a member of the National Board of Trustees.  I have dedicated much of my free time to City Year because I believe in the power of young people to change the world.  I believe in the tremendous work that City Year is doing right here in the city I call home, Boston.  City Year was born in Boston and partners with the Boston Public Schools now to ensure that more students graduate on time.  What better gift to give than the gift of an education to our children. 

When I told my dad in his hospital bed that I would be running the Boston Marathon again this year, I had hoped that he would be here to see me cross the finish line.  Unfortunately, his life ended on Halloween, but my dream of running for the fifth time did not die that day.  This year, I run in memory of my dad.  He taught me that, “Anything worth doing is worth doing to the best of my ability”.  Each and every freezing day this winter that I have to pull myself out of bed to go for a run, I will think of my dad, who was a warrior and fought as hard as he could.  He was a man who has given me the courage to go after my dreams and to serve the people fearlessly and do what is right.  I know I will make it up and over Heartbreak Hill with the spirit of my dad pushing me right on over.  I run for Dad, who never ran the Boston Marathon, but who believed in me and in the power of young people to change the world. 

$10,805

MONEY RAISED
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  • Veronica Walsh

    $50

  • jean Ray

    $30

  • Nick Barnes

    $40

  • Liz and Pete

    $50

  • Julie Kukenberger

    $25

  • Manny

    $100

  • Geraldine Carbone

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary & Ed Rice

    $100

  • Sean McDevitt

    $50

  • Segal Family

    $50

  • Eleanor Pontes

    $50

  • Mary Chisholm

    $50

  • Alicia Mills

    $25

  • Dela & Jim Montague

    $50

  • Sarah Johnson

    $25

  • Larry McGlynn

    $25

  • Joe

    $50

  • Peter Gilmartin

    $25

  • Rosalie Kerr

    $25

  • Tonia Speicher

    $18

  • Peggy Kirkpatrick

    $25

  • Aaron O

    $100

  • Anna Saradeth

    $50

  • The Stokes Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alicia Straus

    $25

  • Michael Aurigemma

    $30

  • Lynn Burke

    $50

  • Jonathan Mulhern

    $50

  • Emily Katz

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marcelino Almeida

    $50

  • erica kotyluk

    $25

  • Jennifer Caruso

    $25

  • Annie and Jess Schnitzer

    $100

  • Megan Clougherty

    $25

  • Pamela Mason

    $70

  • Sterling's Fundraiser

    $360

  • Anthony Lovell

    $100

  • Lisa Seymour-Terry

    $50

  • Patty J.

    $25

  • Scott M.

    $35

  • Tina

    $100

  • Charles T. Ramos & Diane Teal Ramos

    $100

  • Dr. Allen Cohen

    $50

  • Carole Companeschi

    $10

  • Wayne Encarnacao

    $80

  • Paul E. George

    $100

  • Monica Gribaudo

    $50

  • Michelle and Dan Smith

    $30

  • The Cucurullo Family

    $50

  • Michae and Agnes Jacob

     

  • Lisa & Gianni

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Danny Almeida

    $25

  • The Domingos Family

    $50

  • Janel Stevenson

    $50

  • Cathy Seely

    $25

  • Zita Cousens

    $50

  • Robert Encarnacao

    $50

  • Jim and Diane Pappas

    $50

  • Lexi Fournier

    $20

  • Marta Bergamaschi

    $500

  • Caroline Occean Callum

     

  • Ellen and Charlie Maneikis

    $25

  • Sean Cannon

    $25

  • Charles Encarnacao

    $50

  • Mary Montrond

    $25

  • Toni Leoney

    $50

  • Shirley & Alvin Magnett

    $25

  • Kros Family

    $50

  • Justin & Vanessa Pasquariello

    $25

  • Melissa Carter

     

  • The Squires

    $100

  • Hong

    $100

  • Michael Brown

    $200

  • Patti McGlynn

    $50

  • Matt & Johanna Delaney

    $50

  • Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine

     

  • Sully

    $25

  • Robert Gittens

    $100

  • R & K Wachtel

    $50

  • Harris Begley & Family

    $25

  • Laurie Thomsen

     

  • Qiong Zhou / Elizabeth Jiang

    $50

  • Claire (Dennison) Cosenze

     

  • Muriel Monteiro Fortes

    $25

  • Elaine I. Sylvester

    $50

  • Andrea Geaney DeGray

    $25

  • Kerri Connolly

    $50

  • Meyer Chambers

    $25

  • Kenneth and Jill Price

    $15

  • Denise and Nicholas Botticelli

    $25

  • Dorothy Lopes

    $50

  • Annie Martin

    $25

  • Pat Smith

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Elyce Sweeney

    $30

  • Victoria Niller

    $100

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108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $35,235 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Martin

Amount Raised

$10,805

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Osgood

Amount Raised

$8,840

 

111% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Forsyth

Amount Raised

$7,940

 

106% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Fish

Amount Raised

$7,499

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

City Year

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

Jesper Henrici

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Chelsea Granville

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Victoria Niller

Victoria Niller

DONATION: $100

Wishing you only the best towards the finish line 2 years ago

Elyce Sweeney

Elyce Sweeney

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Pat Smith

Pat Smith

DONATION: $10

The victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing 2 years ago

Annie Martin

Annie Martin

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dorothy Lopes

Dorothy Lopes

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Denise and Nicholas Botticelli

Denise and Nicholas Botticelli

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kenneth and Jill Price

Kenneth and Jill Price

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Meyer Chambers

Meyer Chambers

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kerri Connolly

Kerri Connolly

DONATION: $50

2 years ago