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James Sing Memorial Fund

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BENEFITING: THE BREAKTHROUGH COLLABORATIVE

EVENT DATE: Oct 05, 2013

Yul Kwon

THE STORY:

In memory of our friend and family member, James Sing, we are raising funds for Summerbridge (known in the US as Breakthrough), an educational nonprofit he founded to help low-income school students get on the path to college.

THE STORY:

James participated as a student at Summerbridge San Francisco the summer before entering high school.  Skeptical at first of spending a summer at school, James quickly became became the program's biggest fan.  The idea of "students teaching students" was new to him, and he looked forward each day to attending.    His teachers were talented college and high school students bringing life, passion and fun to the learning process in a small classroom setting. 

James returned as a teacher at the Summerbridge site at University High School, his alma mater, in 1990 and 1991.  Further empassioned by the the program and its ideals, James was asked be a founding teacher of the first international program, Summerbridge Hong Kong.  The first time living abroad, 1992 was a summer of success and of adventure, where James introduced the program he felt most strongly about to Hong Kong.  

The legacy of Summerbridge Hong Kong continues, 20 years later.  What began as a program serving 35 students at ESF's Island School, has now grown to a program of 3 sites, serving over 300 socio-economically challenged students per year. 

The Summerbridge community from the early years is still together.  Students and teachers from 1992 fondly remember James.  Amy Yip, James' student, says, "JJ, you are always as a teacher and as a big brother to me.  You will be remembered forever in my heart."

What is Summerbridge?

Summerbridge is a non-profit organization that creates educational opportunities for highly motivated underprivileged secondary school students in Hong Kong. It provides comprehensive year-round programs to develop students’ English communication through an intensive English Language Development curriculum, small class size, individual mentoring, and hands-on learning strategies. In addition to English language development, Summerbridge programs develop students’ self-confidence and their interest in the learning process. Unique to this project and key to its success is the ‘students-teaching-students’ model, offering older students the opportunity to teach and administer programs to younger students. This model creates a dynamic learning environment in which young people are both the initiators and beneficiaries of the educational process.   

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To This Fundraiser

$29,437

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Jaclyn Ying

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Alvina

     

  • Tanya Ott

     

  • Susan (Chew) Perras

     

  • Wei-Lin Wang Tong

     

  • Yul Kwon

     

  • Colin Chow

     

  • Lucy Joo Alberto

    $100

  • Ivy Wang

    $100

  • Chi-Chu Tschang

    $100

  • Rich Lin

    $100

  • Emily Lam, Chris & Sean Hamby

     

  • Lai Kim Tam

    $800

  • Allen Sing

     

  • Rosa Ling

    $200

  • Lisa Nguyen

    $100

  • Elizabeth and Michael Quoc

    $2,500

  • Elizabeth (Fritze) Meier

     

  • Olivia Wun

     

  • Josh Schwab

     

  • Joe Fowler & Kena Frank

     

  • Joseph Yu and Mary Rhee

     

  • Ron and Debra Laflin

    $100

  • Edmund Lee

    $100

  • Christopher Chang and Yidrienne Lai

    $200

  • Jason Liu and Annie Fu

    $100

  • Nina Wang

     

  • Young Family

    $100

  • Yvonne Chan

    $300

  • Maritza Okata

     

  • Ricky Castañeda

     

  • Mallory

     

  • Tomo Geron

     

  • Doug Foster

    $500

  • Curtis Schmidt

    $300

  • Joseph and Linda Chong

    $250

  • Ronald Wong

    $100

  • Donna and Robert Cook

    $100

  • Ella Wong

    $200

  • Marwa Abdul-Rahman

    $100

  • Michelle Louie

    $200

  • Denise Kwok

    $100

  • Roland Duhn

    $1,000

  • Lillian Sing

    $5,000

  • Tamiko Wong

    $100

  • Jean Yuan

     

  • Jean Lee

     

  • Wei-min Wang and Julia Chih

     

  • Jimmy, Shirley, and Jason Kwok

     

  • Robby, Emi, Sean, Jake, Will Kwok

    $200

  • Michelle & Paul Louie

     

  • Jennifer Chan

     

  • Lois Loofbourrow

    $500

  • Allen Sing

    $2,000

  • Yul Kwon

    $2,000

  • Rick Eric Yung

    $100

  • Mark Young

     

  • Tom and Jennie

     

  • Lilian Kwok

    $200

  • Prudence Ngan

     

  • James Fogarty

    $100

  • James Fowler & Sui Hen Fung Fowler

    $1,000

  • Kevin Wofsy

     

  • Greg Marr

     

  • Liz Wong

     

  • Minh Tsai

    $100

  • Monica Ingkavet

    $100

  • Sally Lee

    $1,000

  • Grant & Jen (Sing) Sobolewski

     

  • Evan Ling

    $100

  • Jayne Lee

    $200

  • Randy Stevens

     

  • Linda and Ling-chi Wang

     

  • Nancy Sing

    $300

  • Peter and Mei Lam

     

  • Truong Family

    $100

  • Clif Duhn

    $100

  • Rose Lee

    $387

  • Tommy & Maggie

    $200

  • alice n. woo

    $1,000

  • San Francisco University High School

     

  • Curtis Schmidt

    $100

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294% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $29,437 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Allen Sing

Amount Raised

$15,437

 

154% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yul Kwon

Amount Raised

$14,000

 

140% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Curtis Schmidt

Curtis Schmidt

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

San Francisco University High School

San Francisco University High School

In memory of James Sing '92 for his devotion to Summerbridge and his personification of the UHS mission, living a life of integrity, inquiry, and purpose larger than the self. 3 years ago

alice n. woo

alice n. woo

DONATION: $1,000

in loving memory of James Sing 3 years ago

Tommy & Maggie

Tommy & Maggie

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Rose Lee

Rose Lee

DONATION: $387

4 years ago

Clif Duhn

Clif Duhn

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Truong Family

Truong Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Peter and Mei Lam

Peter and Mei Lam

In memory of James, grateful for his caring heart. 4 years ago

Nancy Sing

Nancy Sing

DONATION: $300

4 years ago

Linda and Ling-chi Wang

Linda and Ling-chi Wang

4 years ago