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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: iMentor

EVENT: Online Donor Drive 2013

Jay Cofresi

THE STORY:

Dear Friends & Family:

Some of you have heard me talk about iMentor and for others this will be the first you hear about it. It is a mentoring program that matches NYC professionals with high school students. The mentors/mentees email each other once a week via the iMentor website and meet in person once a month at sponsored events. These are the minimum requirements for the program but over time more frequent communication occurs and is encouraged.

I am coming to the end of my 3 year match with Raheen who is graduating in June. He is the second mentee that I have been paired with and he attends Careers in Sports High School located in the South Bronx. He is a well spoken, motivated young man who loves basketball and playing with computers. We have worked together to plan his next steps after high school. He's no different than a lot of seniors who aren't sure about his future but with the help of iMentor he is presented the tools and guidance to make the most informed choices.

My first mentee Nelson is attending Bronx Community College and plans to continue his education at either Hunter or Lehman College to earn a degree in Elementary Education. It is very rewarding to see Nelson grow over the last 5 years I have known him. It was great to see him first get comfortable with the concept of college and then do everything he needed to ensure he would succeed once he was there. I am so proud of everything he has accomplished and more importantly for the positive role model he is for his siblings.

Growing up in the Bronx, I understand that it can be difficult to find positive role models and mentors to help guide a young person in the right direction. People who know me know that I am very grateful for everyone who has acted as a Mentor or a Role Model as I have progressed through my life. I take pride in this opportunity to do the same for Raheen now. I am currently the Co-Chair of the Young Executive Board for iMentor and I continue to look for other ways to assist in the continued success of the life changing mentoring program.

I know there is never a good time to ask for money but please consider donating to iMentor. Come on...skip one meal out or a few drinks after work. That money could really make a difference for the students who participate in this great program. If you can, please forward to anyone else who you think may be interested in donating. MOST IMPORTANTLY - consider becoming a Mentor yourself.

Thanks!
Jay

(see below for specific Online Dononr Drive details)

WELCOME TO IMENTOR'S 2013 ONLINE DONOR DRIVE!

ONLINE DONOR WHAT?
You ended up here because someone told you about the Online Donor Drive, and now you’re probably wondering what it’s all about? The Online Donor Drive (ODD) is a "friendraising" campaign aimed at bringing together mentors and their networks to raise awareness and funds to support iMentor's work (think bike-a-thon, with less “bike” and more “thon”). 

“[My mentor] helped me realize that if I want to succeed, I have to do better. She’s helped me learn the steps on how to become a better person and also a better student. I want to succeed.”

-Emily, iMentor mentee

The drive is about Emily, and thousands of students like her, who have the potential to do great things.

BUT WHY IS THE ONLINE DONOR DRIVE IMPORTANT?
Word of mouth is a powerful thing.  The best way to learn about iMentor is from the people who, week after week, dedicate their time, passion and support- mentors.  It costs $1,000 a year to support a pair and ensure they have access to the highest quality programming and resources.  So whether you help with $10 or $1,000, your involvement makes you part of a network of individuals making a lasting investment in the life of a high school student.

So spread the word and get everyone in your network involved in this year’s ODD. It’s not every day that you can say you helped change a life, but today can be that day.

To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org

ABOUT IMENTOR
iMentor provides youth in underserved communities with college-educated mentors who help students develop the leadership, academic, and social skills needed to graduate high school college ready and succeed in college.

Mentors send one weekly email on a topic that iMentor provides and meet their mentees once a month at a group event that iMentor organizes. This year, 2,400 New York City high school students will work one-on-one with their mentors to build a bright future.

Want to learn more? Check out what it takes to become a mentor.

 

$3,075

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Cynthia Kitt

    $25

  • Somma

    $50

  • Chad

    $100

  • Howard & Michele Harris

    $50

  • Will Petz

    $20

  • Jennifer & Brandon Carmody

    $200

  • David Santillan

    $50

  • Cil

    $50

  • Betsy

    $50

  • Corey Chatlos

    $20

  • M Sullivan

    $30

  • Kenny Haher

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cynthia Arizaga

    $50

  • Eliza

    $50

  • J & N Cofresi

    $150

  • Georgie/Elvie & Family

    $50

  • Michael A. Matis

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jean Bilgera

    $25

  • Richter Yeske

    $100

  • Emily and Adam Halpern

     

  • HYNK Team

    $37

  • Sandra, Luis and Eric Marino

    $100

  • Tere Duff

    $40

  • J Cardascia/NC

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $108

  • Mona J

     

  • ToniAnn

    $30

  • Mark Katz

    $25

  • The Coelhos

    $50

  • Kate

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • David Borja

    $40

  • Nadine Wald

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Melyna Hernandez

    $50

  • T-Money

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $390

  • Miguel

    $25

  • Neera and Levi Wolfe

    $50

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123% Raised of $2,500 Goal

The Team: $4,355 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jay Cofresi

Amount Raised

$3,075

 

123% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chad Olin

Amount Raised

$650

 

130% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joe Melillo

Amount Raised

$560

 

112% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Grundy

Amount Raised

$50

 

0% Raised of $60,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave Mosher

Amount Raised

$20

 

2% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

iMentor

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Lunney

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Slavica Nikolic

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Neera and Levi Wolfe

Neera and Levi Wolfe

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Miguel

Miguel

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $390

Congrats to iMentor for having an AMAZING Online Donor Drive. Great job for blowing past their goal and also for having so many motivated Mentors support this program. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

T-Money

T-Money

4 years ago

Melyna Hernandez

Melyna Hernandez

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Nadine Wald

Nadine Wald

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

David Borja

David Borja

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago