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Stefan Lanfer's Fundraiser:

2016 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Dream Big!

ORGANIZER: Dream Big!

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

Stefan Lanfer

THE STORY:

Let's over-deliver for girls' sports! 

My mistake was setting a fundraising goal based on what I thought I could do in terms of outreach, awareness building, and asking for support.

I should have set a goal based on the generosity that would be unleashed for the cause of empowering girls through sports.

Thanks to gifts from nearly everyone I asked - and some who found out and gave even before I did - I hit my fundraising goal three months ahead of race day. But why stop now?

Somewhere out there is a young woman very much like you, your daughter, your niece. But times are tight for her family. A lost job, scaled back hours, and they've dropped decidedly into low-income status. They may even face homelessness for a time.

She'd love to be active, to play sports and engage in physical activities with her friends. And her family would love for her to. Lately, however, they could only say, "We're so sorry, honey. Maybe next year."

But thanks to Dream Big! and generous donors like you, they're saying, "Go for it!"

Dream Big! provides girls from low-income and homeless situations with the equipment, uniforms, athletic footwear, program fees, training expenses, sports opportunities, and supplies they need to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.

Over the past four years Dream Big! has had a direct impact on more than 15,000 girls through equipment donations, program scholarships, sports clinics and the Dream Big! Leadership Conferences for middle and high school girls.

Here are some of the ways Dream Big! will put your donation to work:

  • For an aspiring runner or soccer player, $50 buys a new pair of  sneakers or cleats.
  • She loves to dance. She wants to get fit. $100 pays tuition for her 8-week dance or fitness class.
  • For a girl who has been eying the fun, freedom, and fitness of cycling, but whose Craigslist junker has only disappointed, $200 buys a new bike and helmet.
  • For a girl who has already caught the sport bug, and wants to take her game to the next level, $500 pays for her to attend a week-long summer sports camp.
  • For a group of girls ready to challenge each other, work together, and strive as one, $1,000 pays for new uniforms, equipment, and training for an entire sports team.

I love it when my 7 year old looks at me with love in her eyes. But I really love it when I see her look of determination, grit, joy, and power when she is running towards a finish line, or when another girl or boy (or two or three) stand between her and a soccer goal. I know I would never let anything stand in the way of her playing sports, and I am honored to be part of the Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team, running in April 2016 to help remove barriers for other girls to do the same. 

Thank you for your support of Dream Big!

To learn more about Dream Big!, visit: http://www.dream-big.org/

And to follow my occasional musings on girls sports and marathon training, my blog: http://StefanForDreamBig.blogspot.com/

$10,309

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stefan Lanfer

    $500

  • Trevor

    $50

  • Leslie & Dan

    $25

  • Marc Moorghen

    $50

  • Stefan Lanfer

    $100

  • Dan TenPas

    $50

  • Andria Winther

    $50

  • Mary Duggan

    $100

  • Kate

    $50

  • Kerri Hurley

    $100

  • Christi Craig

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Stefan Lanfer

    $1,200

  • Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Trevor Pollack

    $100

  • Jeremy Fischer

     

  • Jen McCutcheon

    $50

  • Stephan Lanfer

    $250

  • jud graves

    $100

  • Edwards Family

    $50

  • Erika & Rachel

    $100

  • Sam Schreiber

    $100

  • White Family

    $100

  • Kaia, Mimi & Shaelin

    $100

  • The Pilot House in Honor of Stefan Lanfer

    $1,000

  • Kraus Family

    $100

  • Baumann-Parker Family

    $100

  • Scott and Roxanne Bryant

    $100

  • E. Rzepka

    $100

  • Steven F + Lisa G

     

  • Douglas Morton

    $250

  • Brad Drummond

    $100

  • Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Christi Craig

    $100

  • Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Kimberly Haskins

    $200

  • Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Kerri Hurley

    $200

  • Jacqueline & Evelyn Simeral

    $100

  • Cressoti & Vandersteel

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $26.20

  • Henry & Marcos

    $150

  • Jim Canales and Jim McCann

    $250

  • Chris & Emily and Parker Bauernfeind

    $50

  • Barr Foundation Match - Mary Duggan

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $199

  • Veronica and Sabrina Shafer

    $150

  • Elise Morgan

    $100

  • Jane Joyce

    $50

  • Lib Diamond

    $25

  • Ify Mora

     

  • Julie

    $50

  • Kristin Barrali

    $75

  • Eve Sorum

    $50

  • Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Mary Duggan

    $200

  • Grantham, Mayo Van Otterloo & Co. Matching Gift - Trina Vandersteel

    $250

  • Mike Farabaugh

    $50

  • Mary

    $50

  • Barocas'

     

  • Denise Gillespie

     

  • Derby Mahnke family

    $50

  • Zak Patten

    $52.40

  • Bryna McConarty

     

  • Barr Foundation Matching Grant - Jane Joyce

    $100

  • Barr Foundation Matching Grant - Jim Canales

    $500

  • Barbara and Amos Hostetter

    $250

  • Paul Rodine

     

  • Mariella Puerto

    $50

  • Allison & Katie Hunnicutt

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sarah, Peter, Hannah, & Micah Lanfer

    $250

  • Tracy Johnson

    $10

  • Linda & Bob H

    $50

  • Mary Skelton Roberts

     

  • Dream Big! Stefan

    $76

  • Kate Spelman (Dream Big! 2015 team!)

    $10

  • Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Denise Gillespie

    $200

  • The Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Mariella Puerto

    $100

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147% Raised of $7,000 Goal

The Team: $215,730 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Annette Mitchell

Amount Raised

$33,382

 

167% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenna Hoopingarner

Amount Raised

$30,260

 

303% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Thimot

Amount Raised

$20,755

 

104% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alison King

Amount Raised

$12,515

 

125% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stefan Lanfer

Amount Raised

$10,309

 

147% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maura Keith

Amount Raised

$9,752

 

98% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tracy Johnson

Amount Raised

$9,250

 

109% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly Lynch

Amount Raised

$9,140

 

91% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Mariella Puerto

The Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Mariella Puerto

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Denise Gillespie

Barr Foundation Matching Gift - Denise Gillespie

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Kate Spelman (Dream Big! 2015 team!)

Kate Spelman (Dream Big! 2015 team!)

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Dream Big! Stefan

Dream Big! Stefan

DONATION: $76

2 years ago

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Good luck Stefan! We'll be cheering you on! 2 years ago

Linda & Bob H

Linda & Bob H

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Tracy Johnson

Tracy Johnson

DONATION: $10

In memory of Sandy Kelley and to honor her on her birthday. Go Team Dream Big! 2 years ago

Sarah, Peter, Hannah, & Micah Lanfer

Sarah, Peter, Hannah, & Micah Lanfer

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Allison & Katie Hunnicutt

Allison & Katie Hunnicutt

DONATION: $150

2 years ago