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BENEFITING: Kucetekela Foundation

EVENT DATE: Dec 29, 2014

Matt Murphy

THE STORY:

KLIMB FOR KF GOAL:  $5,100
(= 1 full scholarship for 1 year)

 

It has often been said, in various ways, that the things you and I take for granted someone else is praying for.  This is certainly the case when it comes to the children of Zambia, whose government-funded public schooling ends after only the 7th grade.  As a result, basic secondary education is denied to a large portion of young Zambians simply because their families cannot afford it.  With education being a bedrock of the developed world, how can we expect change in places where talented, deserving young men and women cannot gain the skills they need to bring about that change? 

 

Enter the Kucetekela Foundation.  “KF” is dedicated to removing these financial barriers for high-achieving, highly-committed students.  And it’s working.  KF graduates are now studying at university-level programs not only in Zambia, but in the US, UK, India, South Africa, and Costa Rica.  By providing scholarships to top secondary schools, KF has studied and proven that its students’ families are spending proportionally more money on their other children’s education and on crucial staples such as food and water.  Moreover, program alumni are using their skills, education, and experiences to give back to their own home communities.  Incredibly, they have now started schools, health programs, and environmental projects – all thanks to a single KF scholarship.

 

KF’s website shares in greater detail what Dr. Oliver Barry and his team are doing in Zambia:  http://www.kucetekelafoundation.org/.  Your generous (and tax-deductible) contributions cannot be overvalued – it only takes one snowball to start an avalanche.  By raising $5,100 for a single scholarship, we can give kucetekela – or "hope" – to one remarkable young student.  Donations of any size will be most gratefully appreciated.  For those who enjoy giving in symbolic amounts, perhaps a per-meter pledge would be appropriate.  For instance, if I successfully summit Aconcagua at 6,962 meters, a penny per meter would equate to a generous gift of $69.62.

 

Thank you so much for your consideration. 

 

“I expect to pass through life but once.  If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” – William Penn

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To This Fundraiser

$5,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Matt Murphy

    $100

  • Cicirello

    $50

  • BUSTARD

    $50

  • Big Murph

    $250

  • Jezali

    $50

  • JJONES

    $50

  • Br. Darrell Burns, S.J.

    $100

  • Mary Haynes

     

  • Barbara McGinity

    $100

  • Adam Phillips

    $25

  • Don MacKenzie

    $100

  • Rosie Garthwaite

     

  • Kristin Miller Clauson

    $25

  • The Hirshlands

    $50

  • Chris Clunie

    $50

  • Jennifer Cole

     

  • Anonymous

    $70

  • Connor Swarbrick

    $25

  • Mike D

    $35

  • Erica and Dan Gray

    $50

  • Denise & Jerry Scollan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Susan Brennan

    $100

  • Jan and Ron Craig

    $100

  • Michael Scott

    $50

  • Jim, Bryanne and Andrew Guthrie

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Matt Abt

    $25

  • Christie & Oliver Barry

    $100

  • Chris Vogler

    $100

  • Danielle Smith

    $25

  • Nick Lennon

    $25

  • Marc, Dana and Nash Mayette

    $150

  • NO Wingpeople

    $50

  • Jesse Yeager

    $50

  • Milan

    $25

  • Tracey Day

    $20

  • P Saville

    $100

  • Claudia & Nick O'Donoghue

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Lisa Fajgenbaum

    $25

  • Petey B

    $10

  • Mike Barry

    $75

  • Todd Langenberg

     

  • Mary

    $30

  • Emerson Murphy

    $100

  • Stuffs

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Christa Newcomb

    $50

  • Alek & Ashley

    $50

  • Sara Clouse

    $50

  • Conner Comp

    $25

  • Rory

    $50

  • Brad McGinity

    $50

  • Fred Porro

    $75

  • Susan & Richard Cole

     

  • Carla

    $30

  • Station Chief Dan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Thayer Lavielle

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jen Balme

     

  • Genevra Alberti & Jason Backstrom

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen

    $25

  • Mike Barry

    $100

  • Derek V

    $10

  • The Bramwell Family

    $50

  • Kathy Crumpler

     

  • Suzie & Joe Sullivan

    $250

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101% Raised of $5,100 Goal

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The Team: $5,150 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Suzie & Joe Sullivan

Suzie & Joe Sullivan

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Kathy Crumpler

Kathy Crumpler

3 years ago

The Bramwell Family

The Bramwell Family

DONATION: $50

Good luck Murph (and the entire team). 3 years ago

Derek V

Derek V

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Mike Barry

Mike Barry

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen

Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Genevra Alberti & Jason Backstrom

Genevra Alberti & Jason Backstrom

DONATION: $100

Murph: very cool thing you're doing. You are hard to keep up with! We wish you lots of luck (whatever that's worth) on the "klimb." Happy holidays! 3 years ago

Jen Balme

Jen Balme

What an adventure for a great cause. Good luck... all the way up to the top of that mountain! 3 years ago