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Maria Pendolino's Fundraiser:

Team Williamsburg Prep

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BENEFITING: iMentor

ORGANIZER: iMentor

EVENT: Online Donor Drive 2013

Maria Pendolino

THE STORY:

As many of you may know, iMentor is a huge part of my life.

I began volunteering as a mentor in 2004 and now, nine years later, I continue to serve as a volunteer mentor while working at iMentor as a Special Projects Manager. 

One of my first mentees, Nelly, will be graduating from Brooklyn College shortly with a degree in Theatre. I joke that I "ruined" her because when we first were matched, she wanted to work for NASA. I took her to see a Broadway show and I guess that was that. Nelly has always been very creative - we both shared a love of music, reading and writing and I'm so thrilled that she found a skill and love for the technical aspects of Theatre. So, she's still building things - maybe not rockets or satellites, but sets, props and costumes and still using all of her great science and math skills!

I'm currently mentoring a student named Cheyenne at Willamsburg Prep who is in the process of applying to college with a hope to major in computer engineering. I'm hopeful that she'll be accepted to many colleges and have lots of options come May 1st when it comes time to decide where to further her education.

For me, iMentor is more than just a place to volunteer and it's more than just a paycheck and place to work. iMentor is my friends, my family and my community. I love being a part of and working for an organization that is making a difference every day.

Financial support from you would mean the world to me. But, if you can't donate, would you consider applying to be a mentor? Check out the information below!

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.

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

$900

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maria Pendolino

    $25

  • Christine and Chester Dipiano

    $25

  • Jason & Wade

    $125

  • Barbara Barna Abel

    $50

  • Barbash family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Mr. Fletcher

    $25

  • Hana Moon

    $100

  • Paula Pendolino

    $25

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90% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $8,915 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Gordon McKemie

Amount Raised

$6,915

 

173% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim Steckart

Amount Raised

$950

Fundraiser Title

Maria Pendolino

Amount Raised

$900

 

90% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Williams

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

iMentor

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Slavica Nikolic

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Paula Pendolino

Paula Pendolino

DONATION: $25

Way to go! 4 years ago

Hana Moon

Hana Moon

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Mr. Fletcher

Mr. Fletcher

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Barbash family

Barbash family

DONATION: $25

Go, Maria, go! 4 years ago

Barbara Barna Abel

Barbara Barna Abel

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jason & Wade

Jason & Wade

DONATION: $125

4 years ago

Christine and Chester Dipiano

Christine and Chester Dipiano

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Maria Pendolino

Maria Pendolino

DONATION: $25

4 years ago