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Team Jordan - DTA ROCK AND BOWL

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BENEFITING: Downtown Art Co

EVENT: DTA Rock and Bowl 2014

EVENT DATE: Mar 02, 2014

THE STORY:

Name: Jordan Hoepelman

Age: 17

About me and my family: I was born and raised a New York. My father, Hendrick B. Hoepelman, Sr., is from Dominican Republic and my mother, Carmen G. Hoeplman, is from New York. I also have a brother, Hendrick L. Hoepelman, Jr., who I admire dearly.  He is my best friend, mentor and the person who knows me the best, aside from my mother. I have a lot of relatives from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, especially on my father’s side. I’ve never had the chance to meet my whole family because they live in different places and I do not have the time to go and see them all.

Having a small family in New York, you learn to appreciate them a lot because those are the people that are there for you whenever you’re feeling down or feeling like the world is crashing, or you just feel like giving up. They are the only people who will pick you up, dust you off and push you to keep trying, it’s sort of like a kite. A kite will come down and down, but you still try to pick that kite up and fly it again until it is successful.  Family is important to me and to many people. Even though my family is half Puerto Rican half Dominican, they put aside differences and work together to become one. 

My family also supports my acting. Acting is a big deal for me because it’s the only thing I can see myself doing. I understand statistics and I understand that very few actually succeed in that career, but I don’t care! This is what I want to do.  Hearing more and more about these statistics makes my hunger and passion even more powerful than before. The big challenge I’m facing now is making time for acting. Making time is a little bit of a problem because, of course, I have school and after school activities I like to participate in. I’m definitely going to work hard on making more time for my interests and working on more projects along the way. 

Why you should support Downtown Art: Supporting Downtown Art is great because it’s a chance for any person, no matter what gender, color, size, shape, to have a great time expressing themselves and opening up to feel less uncomfortable with their lives. It’s also a great experience to meet different people from all around New York and become well acquainted with them, learn about their interests and why they love doing what it is they like to do. Being part of Downtown Art has made me love to act even more. I enjoy the opportunity of working with different Directors and experience their different ideas on how they think a show should be done.

I know that people who attend shows from Downtown Art will enjoy the performances today, tomorrow and always.

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To This Fundraiser

$305

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Kathleen Collins

    $25

  • Rob Ortiz

    $20

  • Ms. Caine

    $25

  • Samuel Greenhoe and Elise Bloustein

    $25

  • Kathleen Crowley

    $50

  • Carmen and Raul

    $120

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122% Raised of $250 Goal

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The Team: $305 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Downtown Art Co

Amount Raised

$285

 

114% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rob Ortiz

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Carmen and Raul

Carmen and Raul

DONATION: $120

Good Luck, kiddo! Follow your dreams to the top!!!! 4 years ago

Kathleen Crowley

Kathleen Crowley

DONATION: $50

Way to go Jordan!!! So proud of you and your many accomplishments. 4 years ago

Samuel Greenhoe and Elise Bloustein

Samuel Greenhoe and Elise Bloustein

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Ms. Caine

Ms. Caine

DONATION: $25

In recognition of my student Jordan, and in thanks to Downtown Art for providing young people with an opportunity to grow their talent. 4 years ago

Rob Ortiz

Rob Ortiz

DONATION: $20

Hey Jordan, good luck with the fundraiser I hope you raise more then expected. All the best to you- 4 years ago

Kathleen Collins

Kathleen Collins

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

Hello Jordan, We have not had the chance to meet, but I have heard so much about you from Carmen. She is very proud of you and I can see why. I am glad that you are fundraising for a great cause and I am glad to have the opportunity for myself to be a part of the support. Keep up the good work! = ) Angela Meng 4 years ago