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Laura Medina's Fundraiser:

SMART 2015 Holiday Challenge

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BENEFITING: SMART

ORGANIZER: SMART

EVENT: Giving Tower Holiday Challenge

Laura Medina

THE STORY:

SMART has been a part of my life since 1999, when as a fourth grader I was accpeted into the program. (Peep my adorable interview day picture on the left) 

My parents brought me to the US from Mexico because they wanted me to be able to reach my full potential and this is exactly what SMART helped me do. Through SMART I received the resources and support necessary to succeed at a private middle school (Synergy) and high school (International French American).

In 2012, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Political Science! I was the first in my family to graduate from college, and for that I will always be thankful to SMART. 

It is incredibly gratifying for me to now work for SMART.  As their Curriculum and Workshops Coordinator, I am proud to contribute to an organization that works so pasionately towards educational equity. 

Since 1997, SMART has prepared highly-motivated, low-income students to achieve individual success. Ninety-four percent of SMART Scholars are the first in their family to attend college and since 2011, 100% of SMART graduates pursue a college degree (compared to 51% nationally).

This holiday season  I ask that you please join me in supporting this amazing organization by donating whatever amonunt you can! Every dollar you donate yields $6.50 of return in support to our students. 

- Laura M. 

$330

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Iris Tablas-Mejia

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Tiff Tai

    $25

  • Anthony Chan

    $20

  • Lucia Tablas

    $100

  • Terry R.

     

  • Jess Nevarez

     

  • Amy Kumagai

    $25

  • Serina

     

  • Mai Thanh Bui

    $20

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22% Raised of $1,500 Goal

The Team: $16,882 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Nonoko Sato

Amount Raised

$5,155

 

172% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

kelly

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Scott Castillo

Amount Raised

$1,808

 

90% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Quinlan Fang

Amount Raised

$1,550

 

52% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alex Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ben Buis

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

40% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Shaikh

Amount Raised

$455

 

46% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Thomas Mazawa

Amount Raised

$450

 

45% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mai Thanh Bui

Mai Thanh Bui

DONATION: $20

It's wonderful that you are giving back to your community this way. Gladly would love to help! 3 years ago

Serina

Serina

3 years ago

Amy Kumagai

Amy Kumagai

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jess Nevarez

Jess Nevarez

3 years ago

Terry R.

Terry R.

3 years ago

Lucia Tablas

Lucia Tablas

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anthony Chan

Anthony Chan

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Tiff Tai

Tiff Tai

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Iris Tablas-Mejia

Iris Tablas-Mejia

Because Mission girls stay winning! 3 years ago