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Team Bottom Line Boston Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: BOTTOM LINE INC

ORGANIZER: BOTTOM LINE INC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Michele Scavongelli

THE STORY:

Hello Friends and Family -

I hope you will support my Boston Marathon run to raise money for Bottom Line.

Bottom Line was founded in 1997 to help low-income and first-generation students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Since then, Bottom Line has provided one-on-one guidance and mentoring to thousands of high school and college students. This year, Bottom Line will be providing personalized support to over 2,000 students across Massachusetts and New York.

To date, 98% of Bottom Line’s high school seniors have been accepted to college and 74% of our college students have graduated in six years or less, nearly three times the graduation rate of similarly disadvantaged students. Our unique program is already working with 1 in 4 college-bound students in Boston and 1 in 10 college-bound students in Worcester. This year (2012-2013) we are launching an initiative to serve every eligible student in Boston’s poorest and most disadvantaged communities:  Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.  We believe that helping enough students from each community realize the dream of a college diploma can transform the educational attainment, health and prosperity of these communities.  There was recently an article in the Globe highlighting the increased college graduation rate of Boston high school graduates.  I believe that Bottom Line played a large part in this increase. In just a few years, half of all graduates from Boston high schools will have a Bottom Line mentor. 

I got involved with Bottom Line more deeply when I heard a young man speak at a Bottom Line dinner.  He talked about growing up without his mother, having to help his father package cocaine at age 6 and then watching his dad go off to prison.  Luckily, while he hadn't been a stellar student through 11th grade, he hung out with a good group of kids who introduced him to Bottom Line.  With Bottom Line's support, he had graduated from college and was in a management training program for an investment company.  There wasn't a dry eye in the house when he was done speaking.  And his is just one of countless stories of Bottom Line's success and impact on young lives.

I think you know that I left the insurance business to go back to law school to advocate for young people who deserve a chance.  Currently I represent court-involved indigent youth in special education and school discipline matters.  Every day, I see first-hand the challenges that these young people and their families face.  They struggle to get through school and the dream of college is just that, a dream.  I had one client recently tell me, "College is not for a kid like me."  Bottom Line is changing that. 

And you can help continue the great work of Bottom Line by making a donation of any size to support my run.  Your support helps me log the miles. 

With my sincere, heartfelt thanks,

Michele Van Leer Scavongelli, F.S.A. & Esq.!
 

$13,888

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michele Scavongelli

     

  • Skoah Boston

    $100

  • Lauren Slotkoff

    $20

  • Carly

    $100

  • Ken and Laura

    $250

  • Jim Kent

    $50

  • Priscilla Duffy

    $50

  • Josh Dohan

     

  • Henry Shaw

    $300

  • Michelle and Ken Mostello

    $100

  • Robyn

    $25

  • Randi and Carl and Haylee and Ryan and Lucy and Kio

    $100

  • John and Lucille Carpenter

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tom and John

    $200

  • Ray

    $100

  • Greg, Jackie, Abigail and Emily

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Paul & Kim Strong

    $50

  • Elaine and Joe Paster

    $150

  • Steve & Jayne Siegel

    $100

  • Bill and Dianne Malloy

    $275

  • Sumner Slavin, MD

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Phylis Buchwald

    $100

  • Gary Buchwald

    $180

  • Ron & Myrna Bocage

    $250

  • Maura and Grace

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bruce Jones

    $100

  • William Greco

    $500

  • Jim Collins

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ed & Margo Wallack

    $100

  • Go Michele! Gail & Henry

    $150

  • Wes and Patricia Stimpson

    $250

  • Jim Levine

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Peter Scavongelli

    $150

  • Mara Voukydis

     

  • Lou and Connie Rizoli

    $100

  • John Ferry

    $25

  • Liz

    $50

  • Liz Fang

    $50

  • Elizabeth

    $200

  • Howard Cooper

    $500

  • Ed Curtis- Curtis cabinetry

    $150

  • Valerie Kapilow

     

  • Morse Landscape & Design

    $50

  • Jan Pendleton and Steve Kahn

    $150

  • Wesley Rickard

    $50

  • Danielle and Brendan Voss

    $100

  • Bert Morris

    $100

  • Suzanne and Charles Rutstein

    $250

  • Brian Dugan Interior Design

    $100

  • Rick Eifler

    $50

  • RKC

    $50

  • Larry & Alex

    $108

  • Eileen Adler

    $50

  • Louise Corcoran

    $50

  • Joanne & Dennis

    $50

  • Abha Singhal

    $100

  • In memory of Don Downing

    $100

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93% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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The Team: $96,696 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Adriana Rojas

Amount Raised

$14,511

Fundraiser Title

Michele Scavongelli

Amount Raised

$13,888

 

93% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pat Culhane

Amount Raised

$11,329

 

227% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charlotte Rocker

Amount Raised

$9,150

 

108% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Easton

Amount Raised

$6,994

 

93% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brendan Mackoff

Amount Raised

$6,356

 

127% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ginnie Chow

Amount Raised

$5,935

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Popik

Amount Raised

$5,851

 

102% Raised of $5,725 Goal

Donor Comments

In memory of Don Downing

In memory of Don Downing

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Abha Singhal

Abha Singhal

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Joanne & Dennis

Joanne & Dennis

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Louise Corcoran

Louise Corcoran

DONATION: $50

Hi Michele. Good luck on the race! 5 years ago

Eileen Adler

Eileen Adler

DONATION: $50

May the wind be at your back - you go girl! 5 years ago

Larry & Alex

Larry & Alex

DONATION: $108

5 years ago

RKC

RKC

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Rick Eifler

Rick Eifler

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Michele. Hoping for good weather. 5 years ago

Brian Dugan Interior Design

Brian Dugan Interior Design

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Suzanne and Charles Rutstein

Suzanne and Charles Rutstein

DONATION: $250

So proud of you Michelle! good luck Monday! 5 years ago