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Team NYC iMentor Challenge 2017

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: NYC

EVENT: iMentor Challenge NYC 2017

Olga Ovodenko

THE STORY:

The iMentor Challenge is a "friendraising" campaign aimed at raising funds to support iMentor's vital work. I am just one of hundreds of mentors who have made pages that showcase our passion for mentoring. Please take this moment to donate $1, $25, $100, or whatever your budget will allow.

 

As some of you know, I volunteer with iMentor, a nonprofit that connects NYC professionals (like myself) in one-on-one mentoring relationships with high school students from low-income communities all around New York. This is my 9th year as a mentor and my 6th year on the Young Executive Board. I’ve had the great opportunity to be matched with several mentees throughout my years with iMentor. One of my mentees, Mia, was a student at KIPP in Harlem, a Charter School for gifted students. Mia's family immigrated to New York from the Dominican Republic and Mia is a hard working student and athlete who, thanks in part to iMentor, is now attending college. During our meetings, Mia was always eager to share her goals, plans, hopes and dreams with me. Spending time learning about her and guiding her through her high school experience has been immensely rewarding and fun. We worked on her college essays, scholarship applications, and I was thrilled to see her through her high school years and into her successful college career. It’s has been amazing getting to know her and I am proud to have this opportunity to let you into my world as a mentor.

We have all had someone in our lives that we consider a role model or a mentor. Don’t you think today’s youth deserve the same opportunity? iMentor makes this possible. Every dollar makes a difference. A donation as small as $25 allows a mentee to attend a year’s worth of iMentor events. $100 supplies a mentee with a year's access to monthly career and college preparation events. $500 sponsors a mentee’s full participation for an entire year. My goal is $1000 and I am proud to have this opportunity to invite you all to help make it happen. To learn more about iMentor visit www.imentor.org

ABOUT IMENTOR

iMentor is the premiere mentoring program with offices in NY, Chicago, and the Bay Area and partnerships around the US. This year alone, iMentor will match 1,800 professionals in one-on-one relationships with students from low income neighborhoods in NYC. In addition, iMentor will bring our innovative model to thousands of students nationwide through our national program, iMentor Interactive. Mentoring relationships are changing the trajectory of mentees’ lives by helping them graduate high school and enroll in college. iMentor’s impact is best explained by the students we serve. Kandace, a mentee from the Bronx, says; “My mentor gives me support in school and lets me know I can succeed. With her support, nothing can get me down. She lifts me up when I’m down and keeps me motivated.”

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To This Fundraiser

$3,095

MONEY RAISED
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  • Olga Ovodenko

    $50

  • Board Member Match

    $50

  • Ilana Weisberg

    $50

  • Deric Senne

    $300

  • KitKat

    $300

  • Jared Licina

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Julie Chernavsky

    $50

  • Alex Freij

    $125

  • Simon Brandon

     

  • Nadia Fazhulina

    $100

  • Mark Baumgartner

    $100

  • 3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

    $225

  • Old City Securities

    $200

  • Jim Rees

    $50

  • Tony S

    $250

  • Emily and Alex

    $120

  • Kamil M Salame

    $1,000

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310% 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

Kamil M Salame

Kamil M Salame

DONATION: $1,000

In tribute to Olga :)) 1 year ago

Emily and Alex

Emily and Alex

DONATION: $120

1 year ago

Tony S

Tony S

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Jim Rees

Jim Rees

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Old City Securities

Old City Securities

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

3PM to 3PM Board Member Match

DONATION: $225

1 year ago

Mark Baumgartner

Mark Baumgartner

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Nadia Fazhulina

Nadia Fazhulina

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Simon Brandon

Simon Brandon

1 year ago

Alex Freij

Alex Freij

DONATION: $125

Double OO!!! 1 year ago