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Mark Goldschmidt - Resiliency for Life

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SOOOO Grateful
April 15, 2017

On behalf of the students and staff from the Resiliency for Life Program I want to share how grateful we are that about 190 separate donors believe  See more
Mark Goldschmidt

THE STORY:

One of my earliest memories is handing out orange slices to Boston Marathon runners in downtown Framingham in the 1970's, and for the past several years it's been at the top of my bucket list to experience the marathon for myself. I've recently learned that it's as hard to get an official entry bib as it is to complete the race, so I feel very fortunate to have been selected in a bib lottery organized by the Town of Framingham. Each of the 22 runners selected must raise a minimum of $1500 for one of six Framingham charities, and fortunately for me, one of the charities is the program for which I work, Resiliency for Life. Check out www.resiliencyforlife.org for more information, but in a nutshell, we are a 501c3 within Framingham High School that helps students, who are at risk of failing grades or possibly even dropping out of school, to set and achieve their goals. The Resiliency Program is half funded by the school district, but we need to raise over $200,000 per year and the money we raise goes to pay for trips to visit colleges, snacks so our students can better focus in class, school supplies, co-pays for therapy appointments, after school tutoring, bi-monthly parent meetings, after school enrichment classes and even portions of staff salaries. Our students have been featured on the A+ segment on Channel 5 in Boston (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZoji6x4Iic) and one of our graduates was a designer on this season's Project Runway (http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/cast/nathalia-jmag). Almost all the students who graduate with us attend college or enlist in the armed forces, and we have only had 1 student drop out in the past 5 years. It's amazing what can happen when an at-risk student knows that at least one adult in school cares about him or her and is willing to help the student see that speed bumps are not walls. I am asking people to donate $26.20 to honor the 26.2 mile marathon course, or more if you can, to join the Resiliency family so that we can continue to support these amazing students. One of our generous donors has offered to match these donations up to $10,000, so please give generously today!

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To This Fundraiser

$10,548

MONEY RAISED
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  • Richard Lopez

    $100

  • Perry Steinberg

    $100

  • John & Cecilia Stefanini

     

  • Joanna Lewis

    $50

  • Eric Goldschmidt

    $100

  • Amelia Nelson

    $100

  • Brian and Lisy

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Amy Toporoff

    $100

  • Amy Wood

    $50

  • Ginger Lopez

    $26.20

  • Dick and Sonya McKnight

     

  • Mary Kern

    $50

  • Sara Hamerla

    $100

  • Josh, Scott, Randi, Lily, Jamie amd Lucas Lieberman

     

  • Hector Flores

    $60

  • Olena and Josh Staveley-O'Carroll

    $25

  • Jen J. (offline)

    $50

  • Maria Sequenzia

    $25

  • Jane S. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Ali C. (offline check)

    $25

  • Nancy Cunningham

    $25

  • Kimberlee Goldschmidt

    $100

  • Cheryl Asselin

     

  • Emily M. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Gen G. (offline check)

    $50

  • Curtis and Amy Fazen

     

  • Linda H. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Dianne and George F. and family (offline check)

    $250

  • Stacey Wilgoren

    $25

  • Rick Lacina

    $50

  • Ezzy Languzzi

    $25

  • Dave & Cathy McLaughlin

    $25

  • Karl

    $25

  • B Fleming

    $50

  • Ken, Sue, Resa & Andrew

    $100

  • John and Faith

     

  • Kelly Russell

    $25

  • The Maloney Family

     

  • Maureen Lueke

    $50

  • Dave and Kerri Higgins

    $25

  • The McGee Family

    $100

  • Way to go Mark!

    $25

  • Susan Bieling

    $25

  • Heather C (offline cash)

    $25

  • Cara F. (offline cash)

    $20

  • Andy M. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Kelly L. (offline check)

    $25

  • N. McCormack (offline check)

    $25

  • Marisa Rowe

    $100

  • Scott Veith

    $26.20

  • Molly Danforth

    $100

  • The Breitbord Family

    $26.20

  • Alan & Kelly

    $50

  • Melissa Pham

    $25

  • Austan Bellefeuille/Karen Dmohowski

    $26.20

  • Shane Galvin

    $25

  • Jonathan Marshall

    $25

  • Susan Corcoran

    $25

  • Ann B. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Dawn M (offline check)

    $20

  • Jug C (offline check)

    $50

  • Dale C. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Sarah S. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Kerry W. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Tom Thompsen

    $25

  • Jack & Murphy

    $26.20

  • David Kalin

     

  • Paul P. (offline check)

    $30

  • Peter Dillon

    $30

  • Ellen Labbe (Dillon)

    $25

  • Doris Amaral

    $10

  • Greg L. (offline cash)

    $20

  • Eugenia D. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Casey B. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Davis Family

    $26.20

  • Di Summer

    $25

  • Betty and Julie

    $50

  • Trevor Olson

    $26.20

  • Bebe & Miky

    $50

  • McAllister Family

    $25

  • Sheryl S. (offline check)

    $25

  • Megan Maguire

    $50

  • Donna M. (offline cash)

    $20

  • Gabriel Marcincavage

    $26.20

  • Larry W. (offline cash)

    $25

  • Roxanna C. (offline cash)

    $20

  • Mynette Shifman

    $50

  • Rich Ghiorse

    $26.20

  • Cheryl Aglio-Girelli

    $52.40

  • GFRC

     

  • Mark Morabito

    $100

  • Rachel Knipe

    $100

  • The Lopez Family

    $26.20

  • MB

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mirna Bonilla

    $100

  • Linda/Jordan B (offline check)

    $200

  • Betty Anne H. (offline check)

    $50

  • Cheryl Jones

    $26.20

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105% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $10,548 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Cheryl Jones

Cheryl Jones

DONATION: $26.20

5 months ago

Linda/Jordan B (offline check)

Linda/Jordan B (offline check)

DONATION: $200

5 months ago

Betty Anne H. (offline check)

Betty Anne H. (offline check)

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Mirna Bonilla

Mirna Bonilla

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

MB

MB

Another small in amount but big in heart contribution. Run like the wind, Mark. And, channel your favorite memories and music on heartbreak hill. As Nemo would say, keep on swimming...in this case, keep on running. It's one foot after the other. You're truly an inspiration. 5 months ago

The Lopez Family

The Lopez Family

DONATION: $26.20

5 months ago

Rachel Knipe

Rachel Knipe

DONATION: $100

Way to go Goldie! 5 months ago

Mark Morabito

Mark Morabito

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

GFRC

GFRC

5 months ago