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Simon Ou's Fundraiser:

Making My Birthday Count

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BENEFITING: All Stars Project

EVENT: The San Francisco Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016

Simon Ou

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

As I turn 28 this year, I invite you to help me fulfill my birthday wish: Please join me in supporting inner-city youth through DSY, an innovative program that seeks to invest in their future through professional development, training and mentorship.

Any and every token of your generosity would mean a great deal to me. My admittedly audacious goal is to raise $1K for youth in the cities such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco, but with your help, I am confident I can meet it. What's more, a friend (who prefers to remain anonymous) has even offered to match $500 if we hit the $1K goal by the end of this week!

I've provided more context below, and I hope you will consider celebrating my birthday with me this year as follows.

Last year, I left my family's business to seek a career in energy in SF. Despite the many resources with which I've been blessed (e.g., education and network), I struggled to find the right job for months. Luckily, with the support of friends and family like you, I eventually found a position at PG&E

I was reminded of how difficult the job search process can be, and that's why I am deeply passionate about the work of All Star Project's Development School for Youth (DSY), which collaborates with corporations to provide leadership and professional training for inner-city youth. In fact, my own department at PG&E will be hosting a DSY intern this summer. 

All that's to say, in lieu of cards, presents or wishes, I would love for you to partner with me in supporting youth like Biola, a Brooklyn native who balances taking classes with working evenings and weekends to fulfill her dream. 

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity--and for celebrating my birthday with me in this new way! 

Love,
Simon

$2,420

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Philippe

    $30

  • Gauri

    $25

  • Ryan Ansin

    $50

  • Raffi

    $50

  • The Nicolettes

    $25

  • Amber Oberc

    $100

  • Eugene, Anna, Katelyn, Jessica, Bella Kim

    $50

  • Friend of Panda

    $100

  • Sven

     

  • Brooks Winner

    $10

  • Jen Woodman

    $10

  • Ed

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • YeSeul

    $25

  • Blake

    $25

  • Raymond Wong

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nav

    $50

  • Michael Cheng

    $20

  • Andy

    $50

  • Mr & Madam Pew

    $25

  • Garen The Settler

    $25

  • Robin

    $50

  • Emerdello

    $25

  • Dan Kent

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Aaron Burdick

    $50

  • Jeffmode

     

  • Eric Duffy

    $50

  • Simon Ou

    $1,000

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242% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $2,420 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Simon Ou

Simon Ou

DONATION: $1,000

1 year ago

Eric Duffy

Eric Duffy

DONATION: $50

You go Simon - digging it! 1 year ago

Jeffmode

Jeffmode

1 year ago

Aaron Burdick

Aaron Burdick

DONATION: $50

As a tribute to Simon's awesomeness 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Happy Birthday to My Goofball Boyfriend! 1 year ago

Dan Kent

Dan Kent

DONATION: $25

Woo! Go Simon! 1 year ago

Emerdello

Emerdello

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Robin

Robin

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Garen The Settler

Garen The Settler

DONATION: $25

Google will be donating an addition $25! 1 year ago

Mr & Madam Pew

Mr & Madam Pew

DONATION: $25

1 year ago