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In Honor of Eileen Kornblum: Only the greatest teacher ever!

Organized by: Tricia Freeman

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We Are 25% to Our Goal!
October 12, 2016

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far, we are 25% of the way to our goal! Please continue to share this with friends, family and acquaintances See More

EVENT DATE Dec 09, 2016

THE STORY:

Eileen Kornblum's passion for teaching has enriched the lives of students across the US for nearly half a century.

The desire to fund projects for La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park, CA grew out of an amazing reunion of Eileen's 1970-71 sixth grade class from PS6 Manhattan.

We fell in love with her as our teacher, and when the class reconnected at our reunion in 2011, we discovered that Eileen's dynamic personality and creativity continue to touch lives as a volunteer at La Entrada.

After speaking with Leanne Cummins, the La Entrada teacher with whom Eileen has volunteered for 7 years, we found a few projects at the school that could use our help.

What better way to honor someone as special as Eileen but to directly support a school that is important to her.

This is something we are doing without Eileen knowing anything - a surprise - but with the support and guidance of members of the La Entrada faculty and administration, so we know these are projects that will make an impact!

Leanne's research brought us the following ideas:

1. Purchase books for children who have reading support, and Eileen will shop with them at the Book Fair that comes to the school.

2. Buy yearbooks for students who cannot afford them. It's awkward when so many children receive a yearbook at the end of the year, but some cannot.

3. A "ready for school" backpack program. Eileen could meet with students who are in need of supplies and a backpack.

Leanne shared "I like the idea of Eileen talking with the students who her fund is helping. She connects so well with the students. I can only imagine how inspirational a pep talk from her could be."

And so can we!!

When we meet our goal, all three of these ideas will be funded!!

We are collecting the funds personally, but rest assured that 100% of what is collected will go to La Entrada, and Eileen will know the names of everyone who has so generously contributed. We appreciate your paying the crowdrise.com administrative surcharge. 

Remember this is a surprise for Eileen, so please share this link with anyone and everyone you know who might want to support the fund, but not a word to Eileen...for now.

PLEASE DON'T POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA as we know Eileen uses Facebook, and possibly other sites.. 

We would like to present this to La Entrada by December, before their holiday break, as an early birthday surprise for Eileen, and a gift of the season.
We've set a goal, but would love to blow past it! No amount is too small - or too large ;) - and thank you thank you for your generosity!

With love,

The Members of Class 6-201, PS6 Manhattan 1971

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To This Fundraiser

$2,100

 

42% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Tricia Freeman

     

  • Sharon Katz Pearlman

     

  • Lisa Krakauer Schultz

    $150

  • Henry nesis

    $100

  • Andy Pugh

     

  • David S. Rose '69

    $500

  • Melissa Cohen

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tricia Freeman

    $150

  • Robert Dembo

     

  • Victoria (Vicki Greenberg) Wolfe

     

  • V. Porges

     

  • Josh Tager

     

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  • Gina Corbit-Rice

     

  • Bryan Lurie

     

  • Tricia Freeman

    $115

  • Dana Dince

    $100

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Tricia Freeman

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Donor Comments

Dana Dince

Dana Dince

DONATION: $100

To the teacher that inspired me to be one! May you never stop making an impact on all lucky enough to be your student. 8 months ago

Tricia Freeman

Tricia Freeman

DONATION: $115

Eileen Kornblum. Enough said. 8 months ago

Bryan Lurie

Bryan Lurie

A toast to a great teacher.... 8 months ago

Gina Corbit-Rice

Gina Corbit-Rice

Wishing all the best to Ms. Kornblum and for the many lives that she continues to touch daily!!! 9 months ago

Rick(y) Leach

Rick(y) Leach

9 months ago

Josh Tager

Josh Tager

9 months ago

V. Porges

V. Porges

9 months ago

Victoria (Vicki Greenberg) Wolfe

Victoria (Vicki Greenberg) Wolfe

Thank you, Eileen 9 months ago

Robert Dembo

Robert Dembo

9 months ago

Tricia Freeman

Tricia Freeman

DONATION: $150

Eileen - thank you [round two!] 9 months ago

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