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Hal Berson's Fundraiser:

Team NYC iMentor Challenge 2017

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: NYC

EVENT: iMentor Challenge NYC 2017

Hal Berson

THE STORY:

Hello all:

Make Amadou Great Again!

First, thank you to everyone who contributed last year. Together, we raised over $17,000, which helped 17 mentor/mentee pairs. It also made me the #2 individual fundraiser for all of iMentor last year. Rema Davis, my co-worker and nemesis was number one.  Personally, I think she cheated, but I can't prove it.  

Amadou and I are now in our fourth year together.   It has become apparent ove the last couple of years that he is probably not going to college, but that just means we need to focus our efforts on getting him through high school and possibly working towards more of a vocational school.  He is still technically in his sophomore year, but also takes some junior classes.  He is also still working at the King and I still have yet to get a free Whopper.  Like most kids his age, he's now rocking a new iPhone and Beats headphones whenever we meet up.  I have no idea what he's watching or listening to, but the phone at least makes it easier to meet up.  I think he's at least taken a pause growing, which is good considering it hurts my neck looking up for that long.  #oldmanproblems.  I'm hoping to get an updated picture soon, Beats headphones and all.

We have agreed to stop attending the monthly in-school events and the program directors are fine with that.  The lessons are geared towards college, so it's more of a burden to make that trip up to 225 once a month.  He has gone on his own, which is great.  We meet more often to see movies and talk about his situation.  Fortunately, I enjoy the same movies as a 19 yr old HS kid.   We've seen Rogue One, Dr. Strange, Resident Evil 4000 or whatever number they are on (this one, was def not on my list of favorites), and part of the third installment of XXX.  Amadou was running late for that last one, but I'm pretty sure we didn't miss anything related to what might be confused as a plot.  

As, this was a 4 year commitment, this will be the last year I will reach out for this fundraiser as it relates to Amadou.  I hope, he and I will continue our relationship in the future, but as for this portion, it will come to an end.  Once his situation is settled, I may return and have a new mentee within the program.

Again, thanks for all the support in the past and I hope you can help me out again one more time.  

If your company does charity matching and you want to use it, please let me know, so I can log it with iMentor.  Again, anything is greatly appreciated.

For those of you who are new to this fundraiser or just need a refresher: iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Students and mentors work one-on-one through iMentor’s online and in-person curriculum to navigate the college application process and build critical skills linked to college success. In New York City, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the school receives a mentor. Since 1999, iMentor has connected 12,000 students in New York City with mentors, and will match more than 3,500 mentor-mentee pairs this year. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to nonprofits nationwide to help them run effective mentoring programs in the iMentor model. To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org or check out what it takes to become a mentor.

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To This Fundraiser

$12,029

MONEY RAISED
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  • Matt Lahey

    $100

  • Carla Brandoff

    $100

  • Cinda Hensdale

     

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Ken&Miya

     

  • Vern Lundquist

    $50

  • ERIK MULLER

    $50

  • Liz D

    $100

  • James & Kara Kelly

    $200

  • Cori Rosoff

     

  • Michael Pagano

    $50

  • DA

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Steve D

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • shirah

    $100

  • Kris

     

  • Margot & Peter

     

  • Laura and Chris

    $200

  • Snow Day Board Member Gift

    $100

  • Bruce and Felicia

     

  • William Turgeon

     

  • Mitch & Kristen Shatz

    $50

  • William Turgeon

    $100

  • Elise & Bob

    $100

  • Allison Rihn

    $100

  • Sam Coleman

    $100

  • Mom & Dad

    $150

  • Brad Acker

     

  • Andrea Bennett

     

  • John Smyth

    $100

  • Sarah Christensen

     

  • Devon O'Rourke

     

  • Jenna Cohen

     

  • Diabl"O"

    $100

  • Brian and Olya Heller

    $250

  • Sonia Margnelli

    $25

  • Gomby

    $100

  • Liquidnet

    $2,500

  • Gomby - Match from Assured Guaranty

    $100

  • Sonia Margnelli - Match from Assured Guaranty

    $25

  • Romero's

     

  • Keith Rauscher

    $50

  • Mike Christman

    $25

  • Allan Chang

    $100

  • Matt Bua

    $100

  • Devon & Greg

     

  • Kei Kim

     

  • Mr. & Mrs. Marno

    $250

  • Assured Guranty Match

    $250

  • Sarah Bessette

    $50

  • Vin Romeo

    $100

  • Kovners

    $50

  • Aiena Family

    $100

  • Jeni Provenzano

    $100

  • Ed & Michelle Marinucci

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Craig and Mary Geneve

    $150

  • John Martinelli

    $100

  • 3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

    $300

  • Marinucci match from Merrill Lynch

    $250

  • The Harmans

     

  • Randy Watson

    $50

  • Atlantic Investment Matching

    $750

  • Hal Berson

    $1,000

  • Atlantic Investment Matching

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ralph Falls

    $100

  • dave bandola

    $50

  • Karyn Baig

    $50

  • Artie Bayes

    $25

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120% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $206,496 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Rema Davis

Amount Raised

$16,200

 

135% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hal Berson

Amount Raised

$12,029

 

120% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gordon McKemie

Amount Raised

$9,725

 

130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kate Vanek

Amount Raised

$9,100

 

83% Raised of $11,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Callie Siegel and Nate Guild

Amount Raised

$8,525

 

114% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Doug Leder

Amount Raised

$6,350

 

254% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Chopra

Amount Raised

$6,075

 

152% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christopher Toomer

Amount Raised

$4,665

 

93% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Artie Bayes

Artie Bayes

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Karyn Baig

Karyn Baig

DONATION: $50

Living with purpose...love it. 1 year ago

dave bandola

dave bandola

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Ralph Falls

Ralph Falls

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Atlantic Investment Matching

Atlantic Investment Matching

DONATION: $1,000

1 year ago

Hal Berson

Hal Berson

DONATION: $1,000

1 year ago

Atlantic Investment Matching

Atlantic Investment Matching

DONATION: $750

1 year ago

Randy Watson

Randy Watson

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Harmans

The Harmans

1 year ago