I just received my first update from the College at Oneonta Foundation and I’m excited to report that we have successfully raised $4,955! This means that we are almost at 20% of our goal (just $45 short, proof that every dollar counts).
I think this is really wonderful progress given that we have 5 years to reach our goal of $25,000 and that many people are still only just learning of my mom’s death. But just because we have 5 years to reach the goal doesn’t mean we need to take 5 years to reach it. The sooner we reach that goal, the sooner a student will receive the first scholarship award.
Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far! I, and my family, really appreciate your support. I know my mom would be pleased, too, although she would also be pushing us to do better (since that was what she did ALL the time!).
Shortly, I will be making an acknowledgements page to publicly thank each person who has given. I will, of course, be contacting each person who has donated (the college will be sending me a list) to ask for permission to list your name. Continue reading