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Sam Oltman's Fundraiser:

Team Tipping Point 2016

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BENEFITING: Tipping Point Community

ORGANIZER: Tipping Point Community

EVENT: The San Francisco Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: Jul 31, 2016

Sam Oltman

THE STORY:

My roommate Casey (I'm on the left; she's on the right) convinced me to join her in a quest to run 13.1 miles while raising $1,000 for Tipping Point, a nonprofit that's working to help people in the Bay Area break out of the cycle of poverty. Anyone who's seen SF and its surrounding communities change so rapidly in the past five years can surely recognize the extreme wealth disparities that divide this place. People in their twenties who make six-figures and pay $4,000-rent live alongside neighbors who don't have homes, accessible healthcare, or the kind of education that would allow them change their circumstances.

I've always been impressed by Tipping Point's smart approach to giving -- a bit like an investment company, it filters through the many charities in the Bay Area and chooses the most effective ones; then it gives them money and coaches them on how to make the biggest impact with those funds. Also, Tipping Point's board members all contribute money that covers the organization's fundraising and operations costs, so 100% of every donation goes directly to the cause.

So if you've got a few dollars to spare, please contribute to my fundraiser for Tipping Point and help make our little local world a better place. (And if schadenfreude is more your thing than altruism, just think of of your donations fueling my suffering as I force myself to run 13.1 miles -- which is something I've never done before!)

$725

MONEY RAISED
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  • Casey Pechan

    $15

  • Juanita Guerrero

    $25

  • Shilpa

     

  • Beau Kelley

    $40

  • Sarah Morris

    $25

  • Jessica Lenz

    $50

  • Jessica Misener

    $25

  • Priyanka Potnis

    $20

  • Jay and Nancy Losak

    $200

  • Chuck Squatriglia

    $100

  • Lori

    $50

  • Nicole Wilke

    $50

  • Mike Feldkamp

    $50

  • Derek B

    $25

  • Shilpi Jaiswal

    $25

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73% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $16,191 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Nick Arevalo

Amount Raised

$2,008

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andra Kubulins

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Annie Ulevitch

Amount Raised

$1,386

 

139% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carol Jin

Amount Raised

$1,300

 

130% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Bathgate

Amount Raised

$1,215

 

122% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Harrison Golding

Amount Raised

$1,125

Fundraiser Title

John Ceremsak

Amount Raised

$1,015

 

102% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Randy Quezada

Amount Raised

$1,002

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Shilpi Jaiswal

Shilpi Jaiswal

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Derek B

Derek B

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Mike Feldkamp

Mike Feldkamp

DONATION: $50

Go Sam! 1 year ago

Nicole Wilke

Nicole Wilke

DONATION: $50

I only run if a bear is chasing me. I am in awe of you 1 year ago

Lori

Lori

DONATION: $50

Go, Sammy, Go!!! 1 year ago

Chuck Squatriglia

Chuck Squatriglia

DONATION: $100

Go Sam! 1 year ago

Jay and Nancy Losak

Jay and Nancy Losak

DONATION: $200

Go sam !!! 7-31 is my b. Day !!! 1 year ago

Priyanka Potnis

Priyanka Potnis

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Jessica Misener

Jessica Misener

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jessica Lenz

Jessica Lenz

DONATION: $50

Way to go Sam! 1 year ago