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Olivia Backal-Balik's Fundraiser:

Run for City Year

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1000 dollars for CY Philly
November 14, 2017

Thank you all so much. The support I've recieved from my Grover Team (2 SCHOOLS), Wesleyan faculty, family and friends have overwhelmed me.  See more

BENEFITING: City Year

ORGANIZER: City Year

EVENT: Philadelphia Marathon 2017

EVENT DATE: Nov 18, 2017

Olivia Backal-Balik

THE STORY:

To my friends, family and friends and family of friends, 


If you don't know me, my name's Olivia Backal-Balik and I'm a sophomore at Wesleyan University. Before I came to Wesleyan, I served as an Americorps member in Philadelphia and am now working towards the goal of raising 1000 dollars for City Year Philadelphia to participate in the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November. The money raised will support City Year Greater Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Schools.

 

My 29 thirteen year old students at Grover Washington Jr. Middle School have been my inspiration to work hard in school since the day I met them. Though many were born in underdeveloped communities and provided the worst school systems, they still carry wit and aspirations unlike children I have ever met before.The cost of having City Year is a major burden for many schools in Philly. We were often short in our budgets to buy materials for our students for tutoring sessions or after school activities, Corps members regularly use their own money to buy student's breakfast. Often school's let their City Year teams go because of costs. Donations, large or small make a huge difference in the City Year story--please help me help students of Philadelphia! 








City Year Philadelphia wrote -

In Philadelphia, more than 200 City Year AmeriCorps members serve in high-need schools throghout the city. City Year serves in the highest-need schools, where even the best teachers and administrators struggle to keep up with all the challenges their students face. Our diverse, professionally trained teams of City Year AmeriCorps members increase the ratio of adults to students in the school building, and provide individualized attention and support, in and outside of class.


City Year Philadelphia is proud and excited to serve as a charity partner again this year with the 2017 Philadelphia Marathon and Half-Marathon! We invite you join us this year by participating on our team or supporting our runners.


For more information about City Year or our Run for City Year team, please contact Jason Bodman, Individual Giving Manager for City Year Philadelphia at dbodman@cityyear.org. 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,179

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dennis Elwell

     

  • Natalie Posner

     

  • Jules Chabot

     

  • Peggy Backal

     

  • Iris Bork

     

  • Chelsea Brown

     

  • Aunt Roz & Uncle Marty

     

  • Leslie

     

  • Irwin M. Balik

     

  • Paul Balik

     

  • Barry and Marlene Balik

     

  • Valynda

     

  • Reuben and Sammi Balik

     

  • Makaela Kingsley

     

  • Sam Fischer

     

  • Kathleen Kienitz

     

  • Roger Grant

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mr. Dylan

     

  • william braun

     

  • Rob and SueAnne Robinson

     

  • Achille Longo

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alissa Cheatham

     

  • Justin Balik

     

  • Attul

     

  • Conor

     

  • Irwin M. Balik

     

  • Shannon ya ACCOUNTABILITY BUDDY!

     

  • Mr. Matt

     

  • Olivia's Friend

     

  • Cara & Leon Weissman

     

  • WESLEYAN BAKE SALE!

     

  • Julia

     

  • Sandy Brough

     

  • Jamie Atkins

     

  • Lorraine Gormley-Devine

     

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118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $8,107 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Dawn Lastowka

Amount Raised

$1,200

 

120% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Olivia Backal-Balik

Amount Raised

$1,179

 

118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Arianna Neromiliotis

Amount Raised

$1,165

 

117% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Bodman

Amount Raised

$1,031

 

103% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Krause

Amount Raised

$1,007

 

101% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gretchen Bell

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kenneth Roos

Amount Raised

$1,000

Fundraiser Title

Clifford Reed

Amount Raised

$525

 

105% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Lorraine Gormley-Devine

Lorraine Gormley-Devine

Go get 'em! 10 months ago

Jamie Atkins

Jamie Atkins

10 months ago

Sandy Brough

Sandy Brough

Always working hard! Congrats Olivia!! 10 months ago

Julia

Julia

10 months ago

WESLEYAN BAKE SALE!

WESLEYAN BAKE SALE!

10 months ago

Cara & Leon Weissman

Cara & Leon Weissman

In memory of Dorothy & David Dickstein 10 months ago

Olivia's Friend

Olivia's Friend

10 months ago

Mr. Matt

Mr. Matt

10 months ago

Shannon ya ACCOUNTABILITY BUDDY!

Shannon ya ACCOUNTABILITY BUDDY!

You are amazing!!! 10 months ago

Irwin M. Balik

Irwin M. Balik

Congratulations Olivia for your hard work. 10 months ago