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Online Donor Drive 2012

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: iMentor

John Barber

THE STORY:

For the past year, I've been working with Michael through the iMentor program, which an organization that  serves high school students from under-served communities, with an emphasis on students of color and recent immigrants. iMentor matches adult volunteers one-on-one with high school students (mentees) based on shared academic, career or personal interests. The goal of iMentor is to ensure students graduate high school college-bound and that they succeed once they are there.

Michael is currently a sophomore at Juan Morel Campos in Brooklyn. We exchange emails weekly and try to meet up about once a month either at his school or the iMentor office. Michael is bright and self motivated, however, he has his work cut out for him as 89% of students at Juan Morel Campos are first generation college students, the average GPA is 79/100 and the average SAT score is 788/1600.

With the help of iMentor, student like Michael have an improved chance of graduating high school and attending college. The statistics speak for themselves.

  • 83%of iMentor mentees graduated from high school (compared to NYC rate of 61%)
  • 74% of mentees were accepted into college (compared to the national rate of 33%) 

This year iMentor seeks to expand to 2,400 matches.  Each match costs $1000 to maintain, and although iMentor is well respected and receives grants from prestigious foundations, those grants are not enough.  The Online Donor drive is a crucial fundraising activity. 

In January of 2012, Mayor Bloomberg recognized iMentor in his State of the City address, as iMentor partnered with 10 companies in NYC that pledged to recruit 100 employees to join as mentors (Accenture, Barclays, Bloomberg LP, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young LLC, Goldman Sachs, Marsh & McLennan, Morgan Stanley, and UBS). 

Created in 1999 by John Griffin, founder of Blue Ridge Capital, and two public interest lawyers, Richard Buery and Matt Klein, iMentor began with 49 students in a single school in the South Bronx.

To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org

Want to learn more? Check out what it takes to become a mentor.

$940

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Peter and Kathy Dinkel

    $100

  • Liz Berkule

    $200

  • Barry and Patricia Berkule

    $100

  • Betsy & Terry Barber

    $200

  • Finley & Pat Shaw

    $100

  • Deborah and Biff Endemann

    $100

  • Sarah Dinkel

    $40

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94% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $61,786 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sarah Tomolonius

Amount Raised

$8,008

 

107% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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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

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Katie Pugh

Amount Raised

$2,405

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Celine Patel

Amount Raised

$2,300

 

100% Raised of $2,300 Goal

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Sameer Munshi

Amount Raised

$1,828

 

122% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sarah Dinkel

Sarah Dinkel

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Deborah and Biff Endemann

Deborah and Biff Endemann

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Finley & Pat Shaw

Finley & Pat Shaw

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Betsy & Terry Barber

Betsy & Terry Barber

DONATION: $200

Gert Dinkel & Craig Barber 5 years ago

Barry and Patricia Berkule

Barry and Patricia Berkule

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Liz Berkule

Liz Berkule

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Peter and Kathy Dinkel

Peter and Kathy Dinkel

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago