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TEAM ANISIE - REESE KENNEDY FAMILY

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BENEFITING: Komera

EVENT: Komera Global Run 2017

Victoria Reese

THE STORY:

The motto of Komera (www.komera.org) is: "Self Confidence, One Girl at a Time”. Countless effective charities around the world have proven that creating opportunities for girls -- opportunities to be healthy and safe, to be educated, to gain confidence and, thereby as women, to be empowered to enter the workforce and to improve their societies — is a linch pin in ending cycles of poverty, oppression and societal failure. Komera does this in Rwanda by sponsoring girls and young women in Rwanda through scholarship, community and sport. Here is a link to a very thoughtful article about Komera’s work. https://www.forbes.com/sites/leiladebruyne/2016/09/22/making-an-impact-knowing-when-to-scale-and-when-to-focus/#a423b987a072 How Our Family is Involved: We first learned of Komera through one of Victoria's colleagues at Heidrick & Struggles and took Reese to a film about Rwanda in Komera's early years. Victoria and her colleagues at Heidrick through started mentoring Komera scholars in 2015. Through weekly Skype mentoring sessions with Komera scholar Anisie - the whole family got to know her. From early on, Anisie has asked “When can you come visit me and my schoolmates in Rwanda?" This summer, we are doing that! Furthermore Reese has gotten many of his friends from Packer Collegiate School involved. Indeed, one of his classmates who is a track athlete at Packer won the women’s division in last years Brooklyn run. Packer coordinated students could attend the documentary “Uncondemned”, film examines the first trial that prosecuted rape as a war crime and an act of genocide in Rwanda. Key Metrics: What seems a small donation in the context of a U.S. charity can make a big impact in the lives of these girls and young women. Komera is a very efficient organization. · It costs $750 to send a girl to boarding school for an entire year. That includes all of her materials, room and board, transports to and from school, clothing, bedding, hygiene items and healthcare. · This coming school year Komera will follow its high school graduates to help them go to University. It costs $1000 a year to send a girl to University (that includes all of her expenses). · It costs $100 for a girl to attend Komera sleep away camps during the year. Komera sponsors three of them during school holidays where girls learn about their bodies, their health, talk about studies and careers and have time to bond with their Komera sisters.

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To This Fundraiser

$18,625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • The Cohen Hillman Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Peter Beshar

     

  • David Soanes

    $500

  • The Rose-Jones family

    $500

  • Jonathan Schwartz

    $250

  • The Switzer Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ruth and Steve Hendel

    $100

  • Nana & Bubs

    $500

  • Andy, Julie, Marian, and Nick Hall

     

  • Jennifer Tonkel and Carlos Fierro

    $100

  • Holly Li

     

  • Vikram Gandhi

    $1,000

  • Sally and Greig Lagomarsino

    $500

  • Francesca Olivieri and Chris White

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • David Cohen & Laureen Seeger

    $100

  • Cynthia Graser

    $50

  • Amanda and Clay Benchley

    $250

  • John Gutstein

    $100

  • H & J

    $500

  • Kevin Thurm

     

  • Mar and Brooks Slocum

    $250

  • augusta reese

    $100

  • Brian & Susie Badertscher

    $100

  • Olbrys Lozano Family

    $100

  • Kuhn family

    $500

  • David Fogel

     

  • Mark Oldman

    $100

  • Joe Gawronski

    $100

  • Gerold and Jana Klauer

    $250

  • The Marmur Family

     

  • Clayton Benchley

    $250

  • Susan Salice

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Reese Kennedy Family

    $5,000

  • Matthias, James, Graham, Liz and Steve Olson

    $500

  • Rosemary Berkery

    $500

  • Fabiola and Andrew (Arredondo Rolfe)

    $500

  • Don Winston

    $100

  • John ReRosa and Christopher Tolman

    $500

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186% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $18,625 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

John ReRosa and Christopher Tolman

John ReRosa and Christopher Tolman

DONATION: $500

3 months ago

Don Winston

Don Winston

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Fabiola and Andrew (Arredondo Rolfe)

Fabiola and Andrew (Arredondo Rolfe)

DONATION: $500

Honoring Anisie and Victoria and powerful women everywhere! 4 months ago

Rosemary Berkery

Rosemary Berkery

DONATION: $500

4 months ago

Matthias, James, Graham, Liz and Steve Olson

Matthias, James, Graham, Liz and Steve Olson

DONATION: $500

4 months ago

Reese Kennedy Family

Reese Kennedy Family

DONATION: $5,000

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Susan Salice

Susan Salice

DONATION: $250

4 months ago

Clayton Benchley

Clayton Benchley

DONATION: $250

4 months ago

The Marmur Family

The Marmur Family

Great cause! Inspired! 4 months ago