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HE ALSO HAD 5 DAUGHTERS- JILL MCLEAN TAYLOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP's Fundraiser:

Stronger Than Last Year

HE ALSO HAD 5 DAUGHTERS- JILL MCLEAN TAYLOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP's Photo
HE ALSO HAD 5 DAUGHTERS- JILL MCLEAN TAYLOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP's Photo

THE STORY:

“Stronger than last year” is a new and improved team of 10 runners competing in the 2015 Falmouth Road Race to raise money for "He Also Had Five Daughters: the Jill McLean Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund.”

Alex, Tom, and William Taylor started the scholarship in 2010 as a tribute to their mother who passed away from acute myeloid leukemia (AML) six months after retiring from her position as professor at Simmons College and just before dedicating more of her time to writing a book that addressed the historical and persistent inequalities in access to education through the lens of her own family narrative (see https://www.crowdrise.com/had5daughters).

The specific mission of He Also Had Five Daughters is to provide financial support to young women pursuing an undergraduate education. To date, we have raised approximately $64,000 towards establishing an endowment of $100,000 in Jill Taylor’s name at Simmons College.

The fundraiser is named “Stronger than last year” for three reasons.

1. We hope to raise $25,000, which is significantly more than last year.
2. We have an international team with 7 new members
3. Alex lost to his younger brother last year. This will not happen again (if you ask Alex); or, this is very likely to happen again (if you ask Will).

Please see www.crowdrise.com/had5daughters for more information about He Also Had Five Daughters’ origin and goals.

The Team:

Sam McLean: Jill’s younger sister who is coming from New Zealand and promises a pre-race haka.

Alex and Clarinda Taylor: Clarinda was competitive last year. She was coached by Alex; lucky her.

William Taylor:  last year’s team winner. He’s 6’4”, has long strides, and clearly benefited from the heart rate monitor Alex gifted him.

Vanessa Taylor (Tom Taylor still sidelined): Vanessa began running the Falmouth Road Race in high school. She will keep things honest but will craftily know when and where to pick up the pace. She outfitted the 2014 team with bold kiwi green color race shirts and will soon reveal her design for the 2015 shirts. 

Devon Angelini: Vanessa’s personal cheerleader and best friend. Also a Taylor family favorite. She is a middle child and does not like to lose.

Banker White: Devon's older brother and team's most initmidating runner. He's the type of person who sets off a lot of red flags until you actually talk to him, reminding us all that looks can be deceiving. With regard to running, he is surprisingly light on his feet for a big guy.

Tod Hynes: Vanessa’s younger brother, and possibly the team member hungriest for glory after losing to Will and his 1 year old son (in stroller being pushed by Will)  in a 5K earlier this spring. Of interest, Tod started a technology company to transform existing vehicles into hybrids, which means he's smart and efficient. He also captained the MIT football team (they have one). Watch out for this guy.

William (Bill) Rugg: Long time Taylor family friend and silver fox. Also a fundraising savant. He’s getting old; this makes him hungry.

Adam Nyborg (aka Nyborg the Cyborg): Adam is descending from the mountains of Franconia, NH to demonstrate the benefits of high altitude training. He is married to Jill McLennan Brewer, Jill Taylor’s goddaughter. Jill B would be with us were it not for Marcus Barack (how can he not be cool), her 4 month old baby.

Lynn Burns: A flying Owl in college (Rice), Lynn is our most (only) legitimate runner. She is training for her 8th marathon, has recorded a top 10 finish, and scared her husband into cycling. While most of us will be lining up with the 8-10 minute milers, she will be up front with the Kenyans.

Jon Whitcher: Hailing from the banks of the Rock River, the “Rockford Rocket” is secretive (refusing to divulge expected pace) and ruthless.  Voted (by Will) “Most Likely to Study Course Beforehand.”

Brendan Hynes: Long time watcher, second time runner. He describes himself as a longshot for the clydesdale division (i.e. move out of the way once he gets going). We're happy he's on our team.

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$27,005

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom Cyr

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Frank Davis

     

  • Dan & Colette Stanzler

     

  • Rebecca Lincoln

     

  • Merrill Family

     

  • The Guidi Family

     

  • McElaney Family

     

  • Erin Cozens

     

  • Aaron Zarwan

     

  • Scott Moore

     

  • Jason Lynch

     

  • Ali Solorzano & Michael Richards

     

  • Cynthia & John Rutherford

     

  • Gus Ella Jamie & Erika Houghtlin

     

  • Jane and Ned

     

  • Jane and Ned

     

  • Jane and Ned

     

  • Jane and Ned

     

  • Jane and Ned

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carole Biewener

     

  • Carole Biewener

     

  • Kyle Upton

     

  • Ryan and Lis Erickson

     

  • Nicholson Family

     

  • Marie and Scott Pomeroy

     

  • Michael Fitch

     

  • Paula Cavagnaro

     

  • Gregg & Cassandra Miller

     

  • Sierra Murray

     

  • Pritesh Padhiar

     

  • Michel Fayad

     

  • Alexis and Tim Colvin

     

  • Sonia

     

  • Adam & Megan

     

  • John Falco and Family

     

  • Brian

     

  • Steve Harvey

     

  • R Chow

     

  • Margot McLean

     

  • Adrien Lapeyre

     

  • Farley & Karl

     

  • harry taylor

     

  • Robert and Laura Howell

     

  • Loomis, Sayles

     

  • Mark O'Sullivan

     

  • Sharry and Bob Bustin

     

  • Joe Murphy

     

  • Mike Kappus

     

  • Beth McGrath Waisler

     

  • j Murphy

     

  • Mike and Alexis McNamara

     

  • Liz Graham

     

  • Jessie Rubenstein

     

  • Clayton Sherman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Farrington Family

     

  • Janie Ward

     

  • Karen and Tom Howell

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bonny, Jacquelyn and Will Whitcher

     

  • Rebecca Rabin

     

  • Good Luck!

     

  • Patrick Fitzgerald

     

  • Jenny Beail

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeremy Heep

     

  • Tanner Buchanan

     

  • Steve London

     

  • Austin

     

  • Steve London

     

  • Nicole K. Danna

     

  • triathlete

     

  • Jake and Dena Upton

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • JP & EXP

     

  • Keith Delaney

     

  • Ferne Pinard

     

  • Val Leiter

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Liz Hynes

     

  • Jonathan Wild

     

  • James Younger II

     

  • Kevin & ML Hynes

     

  • Jay & Wes

     

  • The Weeks Family

     

  • Closuits

     

  • Pete

     

  • Matt, Loretta and Elizabeth Adler

     

  • Amanda Jodoin

     

  • Mark

     

  • Martina Albright

     

  • Brian and Ann Jozwiak

     

  • Jessica and Keith Larit

     

  • lauren & jesse

     

  • Carly and David Manion

     

  • Rebecca Knight

     

  • Cynthia and John Rutherford

     

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108% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $27,005 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Alex Taylor

Amount Raised

$7,750

 

103% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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William Taylor

Amount Raised

$4,475

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William Rugg

Amount Raised

$2,850

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Clarinda Taylor

Amount Raised

$2,200

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jonathan whitcher

Amount Raised

$1,995

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Jill Brewer

Amount Raised

$1,335

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Vanessa Taylor

Amount Raised

$1,300

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Devon Angelini

Amount Raised

$1,240

Donor Comments

Cynthia and John Rutherford

Cynthia and John Rutherford

In honor of our dear friend, Roger Horchow, wonderful father of three daughters & devoted grandfather of five grand-daughters. 3 years ago

Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight

3 years ago

Carly and David Manion

Carly and David Manion

Hi Will - Sorry we're late to the fundraiser. We hope you did well in the run, and the best of luck for this wonderful cause. 3 years ago

lauren & jesse

lauren & jesse

3 years ago

Jessica and Keith Larit

Jessica and Keith Larit

3 years ago

Brian and Ann Jozwiak

Brian and Ann Jozwiak

3 years ago

Martina Albright

Martina Albright

Hope the race went well! 3 years ago

Mark

Mark

3 years ago

Amanda Jodoin

Amanda Jodoin

3 years ago

Matt, Loretta and Elizabeth Adler

Matt, Loretta and Elizabeth Adler

We also have a daughter. 3 years ago