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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK TRIATHLON 2015

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BENEFITING: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT INC

ORGANIZER: PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT INC

EVENT DATE: Aug 02, 2015

Karim Abouelnaga

THE STORY:

Dear Supporters,

Almost five years ago, I learned just enough about the achievement gap and its personal impact on my childhood to change my life. In the process of addressing many of my personal pain points with the New York City public education system, people rallied around us and helped us incubate the idea for Practice Makes Perfect. Surprisingly, a mentor early on had told me that "you can't help the poor if you are one of them" and, today, I can thankfully admit that he couldn't be further from the truth. Growing up in a single-parent household raised on public assistance is no sheer sign of wealth. However, I would make the case that groups most afflicted by a given problem, if empowered, are the most equipped to solve the problems of their own demographic.

This year, I am hoping that you will join me in my race. Unlike in years past, I am running with a much larger vision of one day replacing the ineffective summer school programs for inner-city youth, who grew up just like me, with higher quality Practice Makes Perfect programs.

To make things a little more fun this year I've committed to doing a little more work on my end based on the following contribution levels below: 

$500+           End of summer call with a scholar sharing their summer experience

$250 - $499  Personal poem that will be read in public and shared on social media

$100 - $249  Run with your name on my back during race day

$50 - $99      Include your name in a special thank you video after the race

$25 - $49      Share your contribution in a donor of the week shout out on Facebook

Up to $24      Include your name on my wall of donors in the office

Thank you for your contribution and your support. I look forward to seeing you at the finish line.

Your Friend,

Karim

 

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To This Fundraiser

$19,715

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  • Kristi McKenzie

    $50

  • Matt Klein

    $50

  • Nicolas Rizk

    $25

  • Pedal Forward

    $30

  • Abdul Taylor

    $25

  • Tarun Varma

    $24

  • Chris Kirby

    $50

  • Mary Opperman

     

  • Dan Smith

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michael Tang

     

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • R. Mensah

    $30

  • Robert Lee

    $25

  • Wendy M. Lau

    $50

  • Nazary Nebeluk

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Barnard Family

    $250

  • Pledge

    $100

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    $50

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    $350

  • Maximiliano Olivares

    $25

  • Daniel Oscar

    $100

  • Chandhok's

    $100

  • Angela

    $150

  • E. Ashley Harris

     

  • Leslie Redd

    $100

  • James Sparkman Jr

    $100

  • Cindy van Es

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • E.M Dressner & Ivan Dressner

    $50

  • Flowers

    $35

  • TC

    $413

  • Jay Malejki

    $25

  • Desperately Needs a Tax Writeoff

    $10

  • Itai Dinour

    $36

  • Chris Dennis

    $25

  • Benedict Joson

    $10

  • Chip Werlein

    $75

  • Cindy Estis Green

    $50

  • Nat G.

     

  • Khalida A.

     

  • Vineet Singal

    $20

  • David Arteaga

    $10

  • Banfi Vintners Foundation

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anna Squires Levine and Eytan Kurshan

    $25

  • Jordan Tayloe

    $25

  • Antoine Saint-Victor

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Katrina James

     

  • Betty & Art Bardige

    $100

  • Iyore Olaye

    $25

  • Kelsey Johnson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hannah Balleza

    $25

  • Dwight Bush

     

  • Craig Blessing

    $1,250

  • Andre Perez

    $25

  • The School for Young Performers

     

  • Marvin Mathew

    $25

  • Khadija Scott

     

  • Patti Lieberman

    $100

  • Jacqueline Carvajal

    $20

  • Theoria M. Cason

    $25

  • Mr. Ihsan Saleem

    $25

  • Shelly Porges and Richard Wilhelm

    $100

  • Renee Alexander

    $25

  • Nayir Allam-Mi

    $25

  • Brandyn Dougan

    $30

  • Mike Norman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Toole Family

    $25

  • Brendan Coffey

    $20

  • Chauncey Jenkins

    $25

  • Jenny

    $50

  • Irving

    $15

  • Eliana Rodriguez

    $25

  • Remi Zimmerman

     

  • Alex Bores

    $100

  • gary

    $100

  • Jon & Rachael Lechliter

    $25

  • Peter

    $20

  • Alexis Raccasi

    $50

  • Bethany Larson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Norman Matos

    $15

  • J. Whitfield

    $90

  • Chris & Christina Oliver

    $100

  • Dean Blackman

    $100

  • Harrison Fox

    $25

  • LeRoy Howard

     

  • Joe

     

  • Holly Sargent

    $100

  • Saba Vahdat

    $75

  • Oliver

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Lewis

    $25

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66% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Team: $25,821 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Karim Abouelnaga

Amount Raised

$19,715

 

66% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Eric Gorenstein

Amount Raised

$2,192

 

109% Raised of $2,015 Goal

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Lauren Reilly

Amount Raised

$1,548

 

77% Raised of $2,015 Goal

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Daniel Halper

Amount Raised

$1,326

 

133% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Gabriel Motola

Amount Raised

$976

 

98% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT INC

Amount Raised

$39

 

0% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Oliver

Oliver

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Saba Vahdat

Saba Vahdat

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Holly Sargent

Holly Sargent

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Joe

Joe

2 years ago

LeRoy Howard

LeRoy Howard

2 years ago

Harrison Fox

Harrison Fox

DONATION: $25

Keep up the amazing work you are doing! Let me know of future work you do, and if you make it to the Chicago area! 2 years ago

Dean Blackman

Dean Blackman

DONATION: $100

In memory of Edith Walrond, Shirley Edwards & Phillip Blackman. 2 years ago

Chris & Christina Oliver

Chris & Christina Oliver

DONATION: $100

2 years ago