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Running Rhino's Fundraiser:

2015 Pittsburgh Marathon

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THE STORY:

Please Join the Running Rhinos as they run in the Pittsburgh Marathon and help  raise funds for the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. 

We aim to help the  Aviary in their educational  as well as their conservation efforts.  Through educating our children, and fostering an awareness of their surroundings,  we hope to bring poaching and the illegal animal trade around the world to an end, for generations to come. 

The National Aviary serves over 20,000 children each year through their educational programming.  The school program packages are led by professionally-trained educators and include an interactive presentation, live bird encounter, activity-based tours of our exhibits, and general admission. In these programs, children ages Pre-K through 12th grade learn important conservation and environmental concepts through engaging studies of birds from across the globe.

On-site school programs include interactive presentations, live bird encounters, activity-based tours of their exhibits  The Education Department wants to help students gain an appreciation for the wonders and diversity nature has to offer.

For schools which prefer that the National Aviary come to them because of distance or cost issues, the Education team delivers interactive outreach programs (also including live birds) within a 90 miles radius of the City of Pittsburgh. Support for our educational outreach programming will ultimately impact the thousands of children and adults who are able to assimilate and apply new information about birds, their native habitats, the environmental pressures they face, and the role that humans play in creating or mitigating these challenges.

With respect to education, the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) results show that a number of school districts within Allegheny County have scores in which a significant percentage of their students (i.e. 20% or greater) fall below science proficiency standards set by the PA Department of Education. Through our interactive programs, National Aviary educators literally bring science to life, creating the kind of learning environment that experts believe can help improve results.

Other areas of note that may be interesting to you:  the number of threatened species that are cared for  at the Aviary,  world-class avian hospital, and the training opportunities  provided to veterinary students, as well as the conservation research conducted around the world into issues affecting birds and their habitats.

$1,755

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sparky Monkey Howard Krinkle Cheddar Bearcat

    $25

  • Mom Cathy Ravella

    $50

  • Puredent, Inc.

    $100

  • Damien "The White Rhino"

    $50

  • Jeanie Fraley

    $25

  • Marge Craven

    $50

  • Jeffrey Wolff

    $50

  • barb and dick wissolik

    $50

  • Michelle Brown

    $20

  • Aisha

    $50

  • Bwana Dave

    $50

  • Billy and Fabia D'Souza

     

  • Tom Mahnke

    $50

  • Repke

    $20

  • Shoeb&Mary;

     

  • Chicago Blackhawks

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Martin S.

    $20

  • James Genstein

    $200

  • Extrel CMS, LLC

    $150

  • Carrie Holstead

    $50

  • Barbara

    $20

  • Warren & Susie Carr

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Dick and Garnet Schulz

    $35

  • Mike Fitzgerald

    $100

  • Jim White

    $50

  • Eileen K. Flinn

    $25

  • A-AIR COMPANY, INC.

    $100

  • Betty & Heinz Katasanow

    $50

  • Bill & Linda Honeywill

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • CL

    $50

  • Roskin family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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176% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $2,616 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Running Rhino

Amount Raised

$1,755

 

176% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jamie Travitz

Amount Raised

$401

 

80% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melinda Urick

Amount Raised

$355

 

89% Raised of $400 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura King

Amount Raised

$45

 

15% Raised of $300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ted Bartlett

Amount Raised

$35

 

7% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Koval

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Jeffry Wolff

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Roskin family

Roskin family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

CL

CL

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Bill & Linda Honeywill

Bill & Linda Honeywill

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Betty & Heinz Katasanow

Betty & Heinz Katasanow

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

A-AIR COMPANY, INC.

A-AIR COMPANY, INC.

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Eileen K. Flinn

Eileen K. Flinn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jim White

Jim White

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mike Fitzgerald

Mike Fitzgerald

DONATION: $100

2 years ago