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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: iMentor

EVENT: Online Donor Drive 2013

Pengbi Zhang

THE STORY:

Dear Friends & Family,

The Story:

As many of you know, for the past 2 years, I have been volunteering my time for a wonderful organization called iMentor. iMentor NYC is a non-profit school-based mentoring program that partners with public schools to provide each of their students with a college-educated mentor for three to four years. Students work with their mentors one-on-one, in-person and online, to develop strong personal relationships, nurture a college aspiration, navigate the college application process, and build critical skills that lead to college success.

 

My mentoring experience started in Fall 2011 with Katherin, who at the time was a Junior at Civic Leadership Academy in Queens. Katherin comes from a single-parent immigrant family and dreams of becoming an EMT. During our match, we went through many ups and downs together as we dealt with a series of personal trials and academic challenges. Currently I am working with Katherin to help her pass her remaining state Regents exams so she can enroll in college this fall. This year, I am matched in a 3 year college success program with Floralma, a Junior at Kipp College Prep in Harlem. Like Katherin, Floralma also comes from an immigrant family. More importantly, Katherin and Floralma represent part of the 89% of students in iMentor that will be the first from their families to go to college. Seeing them grow and excel has been an eye opening experience for me and I am so proud to have this opportunity to serve as a positive force in their lives.

 

The Ask:

 

But this isn’t just about me and my mentee – this year alone, iMentor will match 2,400 students with 2,400 mentors in 19 public high schools in New York City. My experience with iMentor means so much to me that I’ve decided to participate in the Online Donor Drive, a campaign that helps iMentor raise crucial funds to continue their transformative work. I hope you will consider making a gift to support this important cause.

It costs $1,000 a year to support a pair and ensure they have access to quality programming and resources. So whether you contribute $10 or $1,000, your involvement makes you part of a network of individuals who are making a lasting investment in the life of a high school student. Did you know that 83% of seniors in our iMentor NYC program graduated from high school in 2011, compared to a citywide graduation rate of 65%? And 74% of graduates from our College Transition Program enrolled in college in 2011.

My fundraising goal is $1,000. You can click "Donate to this Fundraiser" to donate quickly and securely. Please also consider donating through your company if it matches donations made to charities. Be sure to let me know if you donate through your company so I can keep count for the goal. Your gift will help iMentor create and sustain more mentoring relationships like mine. Thank you in advance for your support!

Sincerely,

Amy Z.

$2,230

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy Zhang

    $200

  • Michelle

    $50

  • David

    $10

  • Helen

    $20

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Randy

    $50

  • Judy Fradin (Randy's Mother)

    $200

  • Chantal

    $50

  • Natalie Moreno

    $50

  • Lucy

    $20

  • Thea Kwan

    $50

  • Gina baby

    $50

  • Shalonna

    $50

  • Clarence

    $50

  • Company Match

    $550

  • Dani & Company Match

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Company Match #2

    $200

  • Jocelyn

    $110

  • Fawn

    $20

  • Albert

    $200

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112% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $22,118 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Tomolonius

Amount Raised

$8,025

 

100% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bernier Lauredan

Amount Raised

$2,232

 

112% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Pengbi Zhang

Amount Raised

$2,230

 

112% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amit Sura

Amount Raised

$1,970

 

197% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Olga Ovodenko

Amount Raised

$1,337

 

134% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Suzanne Chipkin

Amount Raised

$1,330

 

133% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Hart

Amount Raised

$1,176

 

118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Aditi Gupta

Amount Raised

$828

Donor Comments

Albert

Albert

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Fawn

Fawn

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Jocelyn

Jocelyn

DONATION: $110

5 years ago

Company Match #2

Company Match #2

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Dani & Company Match

Dani & Company Match

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Company Match

Company Match

DONATION: $550

5 years ago

Clarence

Clarence

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Shalonna

Shalonna

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Gina baby

Gina baby

DONATION: $50

I love you! 5 years ago