BENEFITING: Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
As most of you know, I turned 30 this year!!! As part of reaching this new milestone in my life, I've set some pretty lofty goals for myself and I want to combine these goals with my passion for my philanthropic missions. One of those major goals is completing the NYC Marathon! So in November of this year, I will be running 26.2 miles covering all 5 NYC boroughs... Wish me luck!
And so, I'm creating this fundraising challenge to help raise some money for one of my favorite charities, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO). My goal is to raise $3,000 by encouraging my friends and family donate to join me in giving $1 for every mile I will run (26 total), $1 for every year I've been around (30), or $1 for any number of your own personal reasons to help out... each one of these contribution dollars will help us reach this goal and help this great organization!!
For the past 4 years, I have been involved with Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Scholar's program as a mentor to some of NYC's most driven and talented young students. SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that gets underserved public high school students to and through college—with a 95% college graduation rate. SEO Scholars, year after year, have achieved higher GPA's and SAT scores than that of their nationwide peers with 100% of SEO Scholars being accepted to four-year colleges and universities. In 2015 alone, 94% of SEO Scholars were accepted to colleges in the top three tiers of competitiveness as ranked by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges.
For more information on SEO or on how to get involved, visit www.seoscholars.org
I highly encourage and hope you can find the time to become a volunteer for this great organization!
I want to thank you all in advance for helping me reach my fundraising goal and for helping the youth of this great city as they strive to build better futures for themselves and their communities!