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Theodora Blanchfield's Fundraiser:

New York Junior League 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

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Theodora Blanchfield

THE STORY:

I am so happy and proud to be raising money on behalf of an organization that means so much to me and accomplishes so much for the community.

In 2007, I joined the Junior League of Washington, just because I wanted to make some friends. In 2008, when I moved to NYC, I transferred without a second thought. Yes, I again joined to make friends, but I was so impressed by the hard work that this organization does. 2,600 brilliant, hard-working, type-A NYC women come together to make NYC a better place for underserved women and children through adult education and mentoring; children's health, education and welfare; and bringing culture and the arts to populations who might not otherwise have access.

When I was growing up, my parents read to me every single night. At a recent Community Issues Forum, I was shocked to hear from one of our community partners that when we come in to volunteer with some of these kids, they've never seen a book before. 

We work with everyone from victims of domestic violence to incarcerated women — giving them the skills to change their lives. We volunteer 10,000 hours every year in NYC parks to clean them up to provide valuable, clean public space to our city. Recently, we've taken on the Community Improvement Project, which provides a $50,000 grant to one organization who needs crucial funding.

I ran communications for this amazing organization for four years, so I can go on and on about the great work that we do, but you probably get the point.

On a personal level, being a volunteer in this organization has changed my life. It's given me lifelong friends, an endless support system, a wide, wide professional network and leadership skills that have helped me at work.

Similarly, running has given so much to my life since I took up the hobby in 2009. It's changed me for the better, and it's made me realize how much I can accomplish if I push myself.

So when the email went out about the NYJL NYC Marathon team, I was giddy with excitement. I am SO excited to raise money for such an important organization. The money I raise will go towards helping to fund these crucial community programs.

Thank you in advance for your support!

xo,

Theodora 

Below, our mission and a bit more info:

The New York Junior League (NYJL) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

We have more than 2,600 volunteers - of all races, religions, and ethnicities - who donate more than 250,000 hours of service in the NYC community every year. We train volunteers to develop skills for community work, to serve on boards, and to be leaders.

$5,638

MONEY RAISED
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  • Theodora Blanchfield

    $200

  • Merideth S

    $25

  • Valerie Marino

    $50

  • The Alvarez Family

    $100

  • Suzanne Manning

    $100

  • Emily Faherty

     

  • Kim and Tony Pillari

    $50

  • Shanette Cohen

    $25

  • Bo & Ashley Diamond

    $50

  • Katy Widrick

    $20

  • Meg Freeland

    $50

  • Chloe Carmichael

    $100

  • Christine Yu

    $25

  • Elle Penner

    $26.20

  • Jordan Shakeshaft

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Liz Demcsak

    $25

  • Sam M Luton

    $50

  • The OG

    $26.20

  • Matt

    $50

  • Lauren Goodwin

    $25

  • Sina Conte

    $50

  • Bernice Isaacson

    $15

  • Elizabeth Heisler

    $25

  • Sarah Tanner

    $26.20

  • Shannon Whitt

    $500

  • Julie Zawislak

    $20

  • Gale Kroeger

    $50

  • Lucretia Gilbert

    $26

  • Lacey Bee

    $150

  • Liz Kennedy

    $35

  • Derval Whelan

    $50

  • Kate Joynt

    $35

  • Camille Palmer

    $40

  • Jocelyn

    $35

  • Melissa Giovinazzo

    $50

  • Karen Laudeman

    $50

  • Mary Beth Black

    $35

  • Liz Barnet

    $25

  • Leighanna Morbey

    $100

  • Heather Cavanagh

    $25

  • Rachel Jacoby Zoldan

    $50

  • Joanna Lovering

    $35

  • Lauren Roper

    $25

  • Ashley Diamond

    $100

  • Cherie & Pat Blue

    $100

  • Joan Pedley

    $100

  • Alyssa & Jon Ages

    $50

  • Heidi Schmidt

     

  • Barbara Paddock

    $50

  • Joan Pedley

    $70

  • Daria Licausi

    $25

  • Beth Batiuchok

    $100

  • Anne Westpheling

    $25

  • Mari Quilio

    $25

  • Courtney Wessling

    $25

  • Julia Pizzi

    $25

  • Rachel Zoldan

    $50

  • Diann Rohde

    $26.50

  • Abby, Justin & Henry Bales

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $112

  • Valerie Pease

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $26.20

  • Alison Duncan

    $35

  • Brooke Moorhead

    $60

  • Amy Carpenter

     

  • Maryn Tillman

    $25

  • AIG

    $500

  • Carol and Michael Blanchfield

    $400

  • IAC

    $400

  • Stacey Lawrence Lee

    $50

  • Anne Bahr Thompson

    $50

  • Melody Morgan

    $25

  • Kim Essency Pillari

    $10

  • Christina Davis

    $100

  • Dayna Cassidy

    $26.20

  • Jen Correa

    $20

  • Mary Shelton

    $10

  • Cynthia Vitari

    $10

  • Elena Pavloff

    $10

  • Cristina Hagglund

    $16

  • Serra Eken

    $10

  • Bank of America

    $50

  • Sharon Bonanni

    $10

  • Meredith Coburn

    $25

  • Megan Hauck

     

  • Susan Fiehl

    $26.20

  • Beth Conti

    $26.20

  • Shari Aser

     

  • Amanda Woerner

    $30

  • Allison Kellogg

    $50

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113% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $67,881 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Caroline Ackerson

Amount Raised

$5,999

 

120% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Grace Sterritt

Amount Raised

$5,904

 

118% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelsey Bishop

Amount Raised

$5,715

 

114% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Theodora Blanchfield

Amount Raised

$5,638

 

113% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chelsea Wheeler

Amount Raised

$5,493

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anna Fields

Amount Raised

$5,493

 

110% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney Levering

Amount Raised

$5,149

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Catie Becker

Amount Raised

$5,117

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Allison Kellogg

Allison Kellogg

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Amanda Woerner

Amanda Woerner

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Shari Aser

Shari Aser

2 years ago

Beth Conti

Beth Conti

DONATION: $26.20

Go Theodora!! 2 years ago

Susan Fiehl

Susan Fiehl

DONATION: $26.20

Great job in raising awareness of the vital work that NYJL provides to the citizens of New York. I'll be rooting for you, Theodora, as you traverse the boroughs! All the best! :) 2 years ago

Megan Hauck

Megan Hauck

Good Luck on Sunday!! 2 years ago

Meredith Coburn

Meredith Coburn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sharon Bonanni

Sharon Bonanni

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Bank of America

Bank of America

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Serra Eken

Serra Eken

DONATION: $10

2 years ago