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Laura Gassner Otting's Fundraiser:

Team COLLEGE BOUND: DORCHESTER STRONG

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Laura Gassner Otting

THE STORY:

Six years ago, I placed the CEO of College Bound Dorchester; four years ago, I joined its board.  Since then, I've poured my time, treasure, and talent into the life changing work they do.  Please join me in supporting my running of the Boston Marathon to raise money and help every student be College Bound!  Here's how you can help:

$ 26 is $1 for every mile I will run on race day
$ 75 for the percentage of Dorchester residents who don't have a college degree
$ 100 is $50 for each toe nail I expect to lose in training
$ 360 allows three College Bound students to sit for the GED exam
$ 500 for the number of miles I will run while training
$ 800 is $1 for each student College Bound serves
$ 1400 is $10 for each minute the women's winner of the marathon will run on race day
$ 2400 is $10 for every minute I will be running on race day
$ 5000 is $.01 for every time Jon doubts the his wife's sanity in the months from December-April every year
$ 8000 supports ten College Bound students with scholarships in their first semester (including a laptop)

Here's more about College Bound Dorchester:

The mission of College Bound Dorchester is to equip students with the attitude, skills and experience to graduate from college and we are working towards a vision of transforming the neighborhoods of Dorchester through education. We serve more than 800 students every year from ages three months to 27.

College Bound Dorchester is honored to have six dedicated runners in the 2014 Boston Marathon raising much needed funds for our program. Each donation made to Team COLLEGE BOUND: DORCHESTER STRONG will directly support the work we do with Dorchester students though two areas—Prevention and Intervention.

Through our prevention model, we serve children three months to 13 years through high quality pre-school and after school programs, ensuring that students enter and advance through school at or above grade level and entire families have the expectation of college.

College Connections, College Bound Dorchester’s proven intervention program currently serves students ages 14 to 27 in four pathways: middle school students; traditional high school youth who are still enrolled in school but are at risk of dropping out; students who have dropped out of high school and seek to attain their GED and prepare for college; and students who face significant barriers to educational success due to being English Language Learners. College Connections’ students participate in targeted academic assistance and mentoring groups to ensure that they attain both the education and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in school through college graduation.

Thank you for your support and commitment to the students in our program!

$22,740

MONEY RAISED
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  • Supporting Strategies, LLC

    $100

  • Williams-Goldsmith

    $100

  • Monica Hinojos

     

  • Jay Brewer

    $100

  • Mari Brennan Barrera

    $50

  • the Goldfarbs

    $200

  • Nicole and Josh Gann

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tom ODonnell

     

  • www.loopholedining.com

    $150

  • Dietz & Associates

    $400

  • The Haddawi/Raoufs

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Plank Challenge Winnings

    $1,900

  • Lisa Halm

    $100

  • Beth Freed

    $25

  • CARLA MCCALL

    $200

  • Mariel Lim

    $30

  • M. Scott Knox

    $50

  • Tina Cincotti

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Veronica and Richard

    $100

  • Bob Giannino

    $100

  • The Masson Family

    $100

  • Ethan Kline

    $100

  • The Poteets

    $150

  • Alexis and Sandy Avila

    $52

  • Linda Chin

    $100

  • Katie Pakenham

    $50

  • Will & Tref Borden

    $100

  • Diane Mulcahy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Paul Connolly

    $100

  • Phyllis Segal

    $100

  • Erin Deemer

    $200

  • Steve Pratt

     

  • Katherine and Michael Scott

    $50

  • Elizabeth Scholl

    $50

  • Matthew Montgomery

    $150

  • David Crowley

     

  • She Gives Inspired!

    $10

  • Nancy Murphy

    $200

  • John Spinney

    $100

  • Katherine Taudvin

    $100

  • Asa Fanelli

    $100

  • Jennifer Gove

    $25

  • Dave Aronberg

    $100

  • Sergey Iskoz

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • She Gives Inspired!

    $10

  • Janelle Woods-McNish

    $100

  • Alison Falk

    $100

  • Claire Dennison

    $25

  • Kristin Barrali

    $50

  • Audrey Paek

    $50

  • Tamsen Webster

    $26

  • Fahey

    $50

  • Seth and Stacey

    $100

  • Toni La Belle

    $100

  • Julie Balasalle

    $50

  • Alan and Vanessa

    $150

  • The Flanagan Family

    $150

  • Sarah and Marc Beaulieu

    $20

  • Lori Pyle

    $100

  • Linda Whitlock

    $50

  • Catherine Donaher

    $100

  • Carter Family

     

  • Tessa & Tim Walker

    $50

  • Rick Virgin, Kathleen Rapp & Kennedy Virgin-Rapp

    $50

  • The Vaders

    $20

  • Anon.

     

  • Michelle Hynes

     

  • Maynav and Lawrence Golomb

    $18

  • Rubina Pirzada

     

  • Carolyn Casey

    $50

  • Jennifer Quirino

    $50

  • CNCS Segal Fellow

    $10

  • John Gomperts

    $100

  • Lew Segall

    $100

  • Ken & Tracy Welsh

    $100

  • Nahdia Pirzada

    $51

  • Grace and Heather Vaughn-Morin

    $50

  • Tam

    $40

  • Gann Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Leigh Tucker

    $75

  • Kristen McCormack

    $150

  • Carolyn Ho

    $100

  • Barry Meklir Muscular Solutions

    $100

  • Michael Robbins

    $25

  • Sharon Ruso

    $100

  • Lanni Isenberg

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Ulrich & Seth Berman

    $50

  • Proud In-laws

    $135

  • Arnie Miller

    $100

  • Vinh Nguyen

    $50

  • Tanya Van Court

    $100

  • Marathon Match!

    $2,390

  • Madeline McNeely and Steve Esposito

    $100

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114% Raised of$20,000 Goal

The Boston Marathon on Crowdrise John Hancock on Facebook John Hancock on Twitter

The Team: $67,925 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Laura Gassner Otting

Amount Raised

$22,740

 

114% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natalie Olivier

Amount Raised

$7,401

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Martin

Amount Raised

$7,024

 

94% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MaryBeth Hamwey

Amount Raised

$6,100

Fundraiser Title

James Jemison

Amount Raised

$5,555

Fundraiser Title

Alicia Straus

Amount Raised

$4,663

 

104% Raised of$4,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

COLLEGE BOUND DORCHESTER

Amount Raised

$3,917

Fundraiser Title

Orin Gutlerner

Amount Raised

$3,855

Donor Comments

Madeline McNeely and Steve Esposito

Madeline McNeely and Steve Esposito

DONATION: $100

way to go 5 years ago

Marathon Match!

Marathon Match!

DONATION: $2,390

5 years ago

Tanya Van Court

Tanya Van Court

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Vinh Nguyen

Vinh Nguyen

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Arnie Miller

Arnie Miller

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Proud In-laws

Proud In-laws

DONATION: $135

You amaze us, Laura! 5 years ago

Lisa Ulrich & Seth Berman

Lisa Ulrich & Seth Berman

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Lanni Isenberg

Lanni Isenberg

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Sharon Ruso

Sharon Ruso

DONATION: $100

Go get 'em girl! 5 years ago