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Adeola Whitney's Fundraiser:

Team NYC iMentor Challenge 2017

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: NYC

EVENT: iMentor Challenge NYC 2017

Adeola Whitney

THE STORY:

As you may know, last spring I changed jobs and became Chief Regional Officer of a national organization called iMentor.  I was drawn to iMentor because of its mission of building meaningful relationships by joining public high school students who would be the first in their family to attend college with college-educated professionals who volunteer to help their mentee achieve a college degree.  iMentor serves 4,000 students in New York City, and another 4,000 across the country.  

If you have 4 minutes, check out this video – it captures both the challenge and the opportunity of our program, and I dare you not to grab a tissue as Miah tries to find out if she was accepted and will be the first person in her family to go to college.

In addition to working for iMentor, I also volunteer as a mentor at Union Square Academy in Manhattan. My mentee, Edwidge (pictured above), is an incredible soul who strives every day to reach her full potential. She is from the Bronx,  lives with her mother and two younger siblings, and is aspiring to become a dental hygienist. Edwidge and I have a lot of similarities, but there is also a great deal that I am learning from her - her positivity, bright outlook on life, and the way that she always tries her best are all teaching me about being a better friend, mother, leader, and mentor.

Relationships like mine & Edwidge's are only possible because of the generosity of our mentors, foundations, corporate partners, and friends - and that’s why I’m reaching out.  I’m asking if you’d consider helping us by making a contribution.  

Thank you in advance for anything you can do - every donation makes a difference!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,505

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Board Member Match

    $50

  • ITEWARI BRYAN

    $50

  • Kristarae Flores

    $100

  • Jill Vialet

    $35

  • 3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

    $150

  • Amazing work!

    $25

  • Adeola Whitney

    $50

  • Jessica

    $20

  • Cristina wsde

    $50

  • Vaughn Bishop

    $20

  • Wendy Reynoso

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • N. Bryant

    $50

  • Mr and Mrs Staton

     

  • Callie Siegel

    $10

  • Lisa F. Lazarus

    $100

  • Yemi O

    $30

  • Taj, Cy, Jahi Whitney

    $30

  • Emiola Asemota

    $50

  • Zoey B

    $25

  • The Polaners

    $50

  • Majid Whitney

    $100

  • Ganiu Oshodi

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Viktor and Aliya Lawson

    $50

  • Ongeri Onami

     

  • LaQuin Lay

    $25

  • Lucy & Leah Meder

    $20

  • Andrea Ochs

     

  • Cedric Edwards

    $25

  • Emily Yee

    $50

  • Javi

     

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151% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $206,496 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Rema Davis

Amount Raised

$16,200

 

135% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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Hal Berson

Amount Raised

$12,029

 

120% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Gordon McKemie

Amount Raised

$9,725

 

130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Kate Vanek

Amount Raised

$9,100

 

83% Raised of $11,000 Goal

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Callie Siegel and Nate Guild

Amount Raised

$8,525

 

114% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Doug Leder

Amount Raised

$6,350

 

254% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Karen Chopra

Amount Raised

$6,075

 

152% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Christopher Toomer

Amount Raised

$4,665

 

93% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ana L Ortega

Ana L Ortega

1 year ago

Javi

Javi

My mentor at Oberlin, Ola's love, guidance and knowledge of resources Ied me to complete my PhD. Forever grateful and inspired. Wishing you and Edwige the best. 1 year ago

Emily Yee

Emily Yee

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Cedric Edwards

Cedric Edwards

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Andrea Ochs

Andrea Ochs

1 year ago

Lucy & Leah Meder

Lucy & Leah Meder

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

LaQuin Lay

LaQuin Lay

DONATION: $25

Ola is was a mentor to me as an adult. I can only imagine the impact she is making as a mentor to the youth. 1 year ago

Ongeri Onami

Ongeri Onami

1 year ago

Viktor and Aliya Lawson

Viktor and Aliya Lawson

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

1 year ago