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Esperanza Academy Runs the 2015 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: ESPERANZA ACADEMY INC

ORGANIZER: ESPERANZA ACADEMY INC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Christopher Wilson

THE STORY:

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am thrilled to run the 2015 Boston Marathon to benefit Esperanza Academy, where I have had the privilege of serving as Head of School since 2011.  I am setting an ambitious personal goal--to get back into tip-top running shape and complete my first marathon since 2006--and an ambitious fundraising goal--to raise $10,000 to support Esperanza Academy.  Would you please join me?

Esperanza Academy  is an independent, tuition-free middle school where disadvantaged girls from Lawrence, MA are welcomed into an empowering learning community.

Esperanza Academy offers its students a transformative education that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with cocurricular programs in athletics, the arts, community service, cultural-enrichment, social skills, and spirituality.  The pride of Esperanza is its students:  Girls who are willing to learn for almost 10 hours a day, 11 months of the year, against very challenging odds.

The city of Lawrence consistently ranks among the lowest in high-school graduation rates in the Commonwealth.  The teenage-pregnancy rate is four times the state average.  Niniety-one percent of Esperanza students speak a language other than English at home.  Because Esperanza accepts students using a lottery system, many of our students have never received the attention, nurturing, and support they need to gain the academic and social capital to achieve success.

Esperanza Academy has many noteworthy accomplishments over the past 8 years; all of our middle school students have moved onto secondary programs at private and public institutions. Remarkably, 100% of our first two high school classes have graduated in four years and 80% of those students are currently enrolled in college. The Academy is exceedingly proud of the accomplishments of these girls.  They bolster our steadfast commitment to strive even harder to advance our mission and keep alive their Hope for a bright and productive future.

Our entire Esperanza Academy thanks you for supporting our school!

 

$8,678

MONEY RAISED
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  • Modena and Gary Wilson

    $2,500

  • Ken Goldman & Barbara Sadick

     

  • Andrew and Sara Karaba

     

  • Julie Karaba & Peter Siegal

     

  • Eric and Shelby Byrd

    $150

  • Drs. Cathy DeAngelis and Jim Harris

    $200

  • Josh Lerner & Renate Lunn

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $800

  • Denise Bordonaro and Dave Johst

     

  • The Dwyer Family

    $250

  • Kathryn Hoover

    $400

  • Bob and Ann Byrd

    $100

  • Robin Roberto Horgan

     

  • Esperanza Academy

    $350

  • Kit Lonergan and Chris Kowaleski

    $100

  • Gary Freeman

    $100

  • Dr. Alberto Sobrado

    $500

  • Lisa Lee

    $100

  • Michelle Marnicio and Tom Gage

    $100

  • John and Heidi Baxter

    $200

  • George and Margot

    $100

  • Susan Casey & Peter Calkins

    $100

  • Steve and Lisa Martin

    $200

  • Allison Caffrey

    $100

  • Andy & Carolyn Bixby

    $100

  • Frank and Ruth Butler

    $100

  • Rosalyn K. Wood

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $52.40

  • Marty and Patty Doggett

    $100

  • Deborah Blicharz

    $100

  • Anne & Mather Preston

    $26.20

  • Marie Ferraguto

    $100

  • Laura and Chris Stephens

     

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87% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $30,849 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Rothman

Amount Raised

$10,455

 

139% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Wilson

Amount Raised

$8,678

 

87% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Shipley

Amount Raised

$6,176

 

124% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ESPERANZA ACADEMY INC

Amount Raised

$5,540

 

22% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Laura and Chris Stephens

Laura and Chris Stephens

3 years ago

Marie Ferraguto

Marie Ferraguto

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anne & Mather Preston

Anne & Mather Preston

DONATION: $26.20

3 years ago

Deborah Blicharz

Deborah Blicharz

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Marty and Patty Doggett

Marty and Patty Doggett

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $52.40

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Rosalyn K. Wood

Rosalyn K. Wood

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Frank and Ruth Butler

Frank and Ruth Butler

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Andy & Carolyn Bixby

Andy & Carolyn Bixby

DONATION: $100

3 years ago