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Jess Runs for Acumen!

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November 06, 2010

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BENEFITING: ACUMEN

EVENT: 2010 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010

Jessica Martin

THE STORY:

After running my first marathon for a cheese danish, I've decided to dedicate my second to a cause with a little more purpose and meaning to get me through those 26.2 miles.

This year I'll be running in the ING New York City Marathon in return for raising $3,500 for what I believe is one of the BEST organizations working to end poverty.

Acumen Fund and the people they serve will be my motivation as I hit the pavement for the next month in preparation for the marathon but I need your help in raising the money first!

Acumen Fund was founded by Jacqueline Novogratz a phenomenal woman who is changing the way the world views and interacts with the poor. After seeing many good intentioned projects fail, which she chronicles in her fantastic memoir The Blue Sweater (which I highly recommend), she came to realize in order to really break the cycle of poverty the poor need DIGNITY, not dependency and CHOICE, not charity. So Acumen Fund is pioneering a new type of philanthropy called Patient Capital which seeks to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the poor. Their investments focus on delivering affordable, critical goods and services – like health, water, housing and energy – through innovative, market-oriented approaches.

Since I last checked, Acumen Fund has invested $48.6 million into businesses in Kenya, Tanzania, India, Pakistan, and just recently Egypt (That's a little more than the $43 million Mark Hurd got paid when he left HP!)
Each dollar you donate here results in up to $4 in other capital invested to support innovative entrepreneurs and businesses like the ones in the pictures and video to the left delivering critical goods and services at affordable prices to the poor.

CORPORATE MATCH programs work too! So please submit your donations to your respective corporate match programs if applicable.

Thank you for your support!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,284

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jessica Martin

    $26

  • Bala Kolluru

    $10

  • Matt Hale

    $50

  • Lesley Martin

    $40

  • Nora Mirshafii

    $25

  • Carol and Harry Martin

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • joe and karen quinlan

    $125

  • Kate & Jack

    $50

  • Marilyn Aponte

    $25

  • Jeremiah

    $25

  • Alphan

    $100

  • Brian Gosselin

    $26

  • Christine LaFiura

    $50

  • Robert Tsai

    $50

  • M Craig

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • sustainable john

    $25

  • Anna

    $100

  • lindsay jennelle

    $25

  • Ian

    $50

  • Linda Park

    $10

  • Jean Santopatre

    $25

  • Nev

    $50

  • Jake Samuelson

    $26

  • Julie Lohela

    $50

  • My Loyal Supporters

    $400

  • Nancy Wood

    $100

  • Amy Osekowsky

    $26

  • Stan Gogev

    $20

  • Emily

    $25

  • True troopers

    $400

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65% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,284 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jessica Martin

Amount Raised

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65% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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Donor Comments

True troopers

True troopers

DONATION: $400

Thank you Donna, Matt, Deanna, Bernie, Memo, Mike + Friends, Nikhil + Friends, James, Alphan, Matt, Nevena, Memo, and everyone at Fiddlesticks for humoring my awesome bartending skills! 6 years ago

Emily

Emily

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Stan Gogev

Stan Gogev

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Amy Osekowsky

Amy Osekowsky

DONATION: $26

6 years ago

Nancy Wood

Nancy Wood

DONATION: $100

May you fly like the wind!! All the best of luck!! 6 years ago

My Loyal Supporters

My Loyal Supporters

DONATION: $400

Thanks- James, Mel, Sarah, Emily, Christine, Julia, Miguel, Alexis, Sam, Aaron, Anna & Roger! 6 years ago

Julie Lohela

Julie Lohela

DONATION: $50

Rock on Jessica! 6 years ago

Jake Samuelson

Jake Samuelson

DONATION: $26

6 years ago

Nev

Nev

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Jean Santopatre

Jean Santopatre

DONATION: $25

6 years ago