Bottom Line's Annual Get In, Graduate and Go Far Dinner
If you are in the Boston area, please consider attending Bottom Line’s Annual Get In, Graduate and Go Far Dinner.
The annual Get In, Graduate, and Go Far Dinner has become one of the most inspiring nights on the Bottom Line calendar. A combination of incredible student stories and compelling speeches from community leaders make this a can’t-miss event. The Dinner also features live and silent auctions. Below is information about this upcoming event:
2012 Get In, Graduate, Go Far Dinner Wednesday, April 4, 2012 6:00pm Reception, Silent Auction 7:00pm Program, Dinner, Live Auction Westin Copley Place Hotel, 10 Huntington Ave, Boston With speaker Gloria Larson (Bentley University) and honoree Carl Dalstrom (USA Funds) Buy your ticket»>
As Year 2 of Living Philanthropic winds down over the next 11 days, I wanted to give a little update. In year 1, we banded together to raise $20K for 365+ charities. In year 2, we teamed up to raise another $32K for charity. Our total combined impact for the past 2 years of Living Philanthropic is $52,496! That’s an amazing number, but I want to say we are not done quite yet.
My personal motto is: Give Anything, but up.
Which means for continued success in anything you do, you have to keep giving anything you can, just don’t give up.
As I work to hash out the details of Year 3, we are going to continue the monthly featured charities, but I am working hard to get another program off the ground for year 3 of Living Philanthropic. More details to come soon.
I wanted to personally say thank you for all the support and drive you have shown over the past 2 years, your messages and generosity towards the greater good are a constant inspiration and our success is a collective one.
I would love to close out these 11 days in style, here are a couple ways you can help!
1. Spread the word. Share this blog, get your friends to like the Facebook page or follow on Twitter. If we can hit 5,000 likes and follows, it would help us spread the word in Year 3.
2. Pledge $11 (a dollar per each day left in March as of this post) to Bottom Line, the featured charity for March on Crowdrise. The first $1,000 in donations will be matched! http://crowdrise.com/lp-mar12
My mother worked so hard to ensure my five sisters and I attended college. She knew that obtaining a college degree would be an important step in our careers and improve our placement in life. Taking a cue from my mother’s wisdom, I believe in the power of education to improve our future. This is one of motivating factors for much of my philanthropic work, from the literacy programs at 826CHI and Literacy Works, to the school building and scholarship programs of Foundation Escalera to this month’s feautured charity Bottom Line, you can begin to see a pattern in my giving. Education is power.
This month marks the 12th featured charity of the Living Philanthropic Year 2, at the end of this month it will mark 2 years of Living Philanthropic, which begs the question what shall we do for Year 3?
Bottom Line is dedicated to helping disadvantaged students get in to college, graduate from college, and go far in life. They achieve this mission by providing low-income and first-generation students with one-on-one guidance through the application process and during college. Since 1997, 74% of Bottom Line college students have graduated within 6 years. Currently, Bottom Line is providing mentoring and support to more than 1,900 students from our offices in Boston, MA; Worcester, MA; and New York City, NY.
Want to be a guest blogger on Living Philanthropic? Join the team and donate on this page & submit your blog post about why you made a contribution here: http://bit.ly/lp-blogger
Living Philanthropic was founded in April 2010 as one man’s mission to give to charity everyday for a year. This mission is built on a belief that you don’t have to be rich in dollars to make a difference; you only need to be rich in spirit. After completing his 365 day mission, the spirit of giving everyday carries on through his friends and in his mission to continue his micro-philanthropy for a second year. For more information, please visit: www.livingphilanthropic.com