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Kate Vanek's Fundraiser:

Team Manhattan Bridges High School

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: iMentor

EVENT: Online Donor Drive 2013

Kate Vanek

THE STORY:

Welcome to my 2013 Online Donor Drive page!

As many of you know, both Jim and I are mentors to  New York City high school students through iMentor. iMentor provides students in low-income communities with mentors who are dedicated to helping them succeed in college and beyond.

I’ve had the great opportunity to be matched with Elbanellys Tejeda for the past 6 months.  Elbanellys is a freshman at Manhattan Bridges High School who moved here in August from El Salvador to live with her grandmother and attend school. She is so driven and focused and is a constant inspiration to me! She dreams of being a psychiatrist or opening her own store, just like her parents did.  It’s has been amazing getting to know her and I am proud to have this opportunity to let you into my world as a mentor. This year, Elbanellys and I have been working on her fluency in English, her ability to tackle algebra class and creating roadmaps for her to achieve her dreams of getting into and graduation from a great college. It has been amazing seeing her slowly open up and become more brave...she misses her mother tremendously and in the past few months has really rerouted her energies toward achieving her dreams!

Help iMentor by supporting my page today.  Every contribution will help support more mentor-mentee pairs like Elbanellys and me. 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.

The iMentor Online Donor Drive team is a dedicated group of mentors and supporters who join forces to fundraise for iMentor. The proceeds of this annual campaign help fund thousands of mentoring relationships that are empowering students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. During the campaign, our mentors create individual fundraising pages and ask their friends, family, and coworkers to give to this cause that means so much to them.

About iMentor

iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower students in low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.

Students and mentors work one-on-one through iMentor’s online and in-person curriculum to navigate the college application process and build critical skills linked to college success. In New York City, iMentor partners with public schools to ensure every student in the school receives a mentor.

 

Since 1999, iMentor has connected 11,000 students in New York City with mentors, and will match more than 2,400 mentor-mentee pairs this year. iMentor also provides its curriculum, technology, and best practices to nonprofits nationwide to help them run effective mentoring programs in the iMentor model. iMentor has been recognized through funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Robin Hood Foundation, and is a subgrantee of the federal Social Innovation Fund.

 

To learn more about iMentor, visit www.imentor.org or check out what it takes to become a mentor. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

All of us at iMentor thank you for your support.

$3,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cindy Vanek

    $100

  • Ashley Kraska

     

  • The Whites

    $100

  • James Vanek

    $200

  • Le Byzantine Bear

    $100

  • McCloskey Family

     

  • Patrick Adams

     

  • Will Folberth

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Virginia Heard

    $50

  • Tyrone and Tulani Thomas

    $250

  • Rick & Yvonne Buggy

    $100

  • Thomas Bowman

    $50

  • Shannon

    $25

  • Karen Baruh

     

  • Barbara Griest

    $100

  • The Burkes

    $100

  • The Demmers

    $250

  • Randy & Susie Williams

     

  • Jim Vanek

     

  • Murrays

    $50

  • Brooke & Joe Gordon

     

  • Vern Oakley

    $250

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170% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $15,950 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kate Vanek

Amount Raised

$3,400

 

170% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill Bronander

Amount Raised

$3,185

 

106% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Barbaccia

Amount Raised

$2,158

 

108% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Doug Leder

Amount Raised

$1,885

 

126% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anisa Alhilali

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Reena Patel

Amount Raised

$1,481

 

74% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Eric Hasenauer and Gary Simonette

Amount Raised

$700

 

23% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Theresa Dooley-Bollmann

Amount Raised

$500

 

50% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Vern Oakley

Vern Oakley

DONATION: $250

Kate, The work you are doing is inspiring to me. Vern 4 years ago

Brooke & Joe Gordon

Brooke & Joe Gordon

4 years ago

Murrays

Murrays

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jim Vanek

Jim Vanek

4 years ago

Randy & Susie Williams

Randy & Susie Williams

4 years ago

The Demmers

The Demmers

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

The Burkes

The Burkes

DONATION: $100

This is a great cause - congrats! 4 years ago

Barbara Griest

Barbara Griest

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Karen Baruh

Karen Baruh

4 years ago

Shannon

Shannon

DONATION: $25

You are the coolest. Wish I could donate more. Love you 4 years ago