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Online Donor Drive 2012

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: iMentor

CN Chen

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

For many of you I have mentioned iMentor in passing before, but for some this is the first time.  iMentor is a non-profit organization that pairs high school students living in underserved areas of New York with college-educated mentors.  This is now my second year being matched with Ebenezer (he goes by Ebs) who attends The Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports in the Bronx.  He is currently a senior and very determined to become the first member of his family to attend college.

Something that really surprised me from this experience was the dearth of resources available to inner city public high school students.  It was evident in every aspect we discussed, from the classroom environment to sports facilities to college counseling.  I\ve had a wonderful if somewhat startling experience thus far as a mentor, and wholeheartedly believe in the iMentor model.  Please donate to iMentor however much you can to help support the costs of the program.  Also, if you are interested in volunteering next year as a mentor, I would be happy to tell you more.  This is a very well-run organization that makes a real difference.

CN

 

Welcome to iMentor’s 2012 Online Donor Drive!

iMentor provides youth in underserved communities with college-educated mentors who help students develop the leadership, academic, and social skills needed to succeed in high school and college.  This year, 2,400 New York City high school students will work 1:1 with their mentors to build a bright future.

Online Donor Drive?
You ended up here because someone told you about the Online Donor Drive, and now you’re probably wondering what it’s all about? The Online Donor Drive (ODD) is our annual "friendraising" campaign aimed at bringing together mentors and their networks to raise awareness and funds to support iMentor's work (think bike-a-thon, with less “bike” and more “thon”).  iMentor’s true impact is best explained by the students we serve: 

“[My mentor] helped me realize that if I want to succeed, I have to do better. She’s helped me learn the steps on how to become a better person and also a better student. I want to succeed.”

-Emily, iMentor mentee

The drive is about Emily, and thousands of students like her, who have the potential to do great things.  Last year, ODD brought in over $86,000, the most ODD has ever raised!  This year we aim to shatter that record, and with your help, raise over $125,000. 

But why is Online Donor Drive important?
Word of mouth is a powerful thing.  The Online Donor Drive is made up of those who, week after week, dedicate their time, passion and support- mentors.  The campaign’s “drive” comes from each mentor lending their voice in support of iMentor and the impact the program has.  It costs $1,000 a year to support a pair and ensure they have access to quality programming and resources.  So, whether you help with $10 or $1,000, your involvement makes you part of a network of individuals making a lasting investment in the life of a high school student.

So spread the word and get everyone in your network involved in this year’s ODD. It’s not every day that you can say you helped change a life, but today can be that day.

To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org or check out what it takes to become a mentor.

Join iMentor on Facebook and Twitter

$350

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • David Jou

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kk

    $20

  • Grace

    $100

  • Georgene

    $50

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35% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $61,786 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sarah Tomolonius

Amount Raised

$8,008

 

107% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gordon McKemie

Amount Raised

$4,121

 

100% Raised of $4,120 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jamie Anzellotti

Amount Raised

$3,816

 

95% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

William Callahan

Amount Raised

$3,215

 

129% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jay Cofresi

Amount Raised

$2,501

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Pugh

Amount Raised

$2,405

Fundraiser Title

Celine Patel

Amount Raised

$2,300

 

100% Raised of $2,300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sameer Munshi

Amount Raised

$1,828

 

122% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Georgene

Georgene

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Grace

Grace

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Kk

Kk

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

in memory of sassy bro 6 years ago

David Jou

David Jou

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

6 years ago