Match Challenge 2019

September 13, 2019

WE DID IT! MATCH CHALLENGE ENDS!

  • $17,434 of $15,000 raised

Dear Donor,

On behalf of the girls enrolled in Women of the Dream, thank you to our Anonymous donor who challenged WOD to dream bigger! An Anonymous Simmons University alumna challenged Women of the Dream to raise $10,000 in 30 days to receive her matching donation of $10,000! We accepted the challenge and reached out to sister alums and friends for donations. You responded! By June 26, 2019, WOD had exceeded the $10,000 goal with a total of $12,906 in donations from sister alums and friends! Our Anonymous Donor increased her match donation to $15,000, if WOD raised $15,000 by July 1! Thanks to our Match donors, WOD raised $17,434 by July 1. The Match Challenge total of $32,434 represents the highest amount ever contributed by individual donors within a 30 day period in our history!

Over the past three years, WOD has awarded scholarships totaling $34,500 to thirteen girls from Camden, NJ. Match Challenge donations will benefit 2019 graduating seniors with a $3,000 college scholarship, and help WOD girls currently in college to reduce their financial burden.

Although the Match Challenge is over, we welcome donations throughout the year. Visit our General Donation Page to contribute. All donations are tax-deductible, and upon making your donation, you will receive a letter for your tax records.

Thank you fellow dreamers for your donation!

Sincerely,

Leslie A. Morris
Founder & CEO
Women of the Dream

Meet the 2019 Graduating Senior Recipients:

Chynah Morrison

Chynah Morrison

High School: Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy, Camden, NJ
College: NYU

Teseanna Harris

Teseanna Harris

High School: Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy
College: Bloomfield College – New Jersey

Shania Maldonado

Shania Maldonado

High School: Charles Brimm High School
College: Rutgers University – Camden

Celeste Rodriguez

Celeste Rodriguez

High School: Creative Arts Morgan Village Academy
College: Rutgers University – Camden

Thank You to Our Match Challenge Donors

Valerie Durant

Deborah Brittain

Fred J. Grigsby, Jr.

Ann Fudge

Rehema Ellis

Laurel Yancey

Ngina Lythcott

Catherine B. Eagan

Patricia Whitley Williams

Merilyn Francis

Adunni Anderson

Harriet Elam-Thomas

Desiree Baynes

Donna Ramos-Johnson

Denise Evans

Milton Coleman

Claudia Herbert

Jessica Gibson

Katherine White

Faye E. Coleman

Carol Waller Pope

I am a Simmons alum. So proud to support the work of WOD. Equally proud of Simmons alums who are supporting girls of color in their… Read … Read More

I am a Simmons alum. So proud to support the work of WOD. Equally proud of Simmons alums who are supporting girls of color in their… Read more

Sandra Thompson

magdalen gaynor

Cathie Mayers

Maureen Hicks

Cynthia Knowles

SARITA STIRRUP

Theresa Brewer

Elizabeth B. Rawlins

Sincere congratulations Leslie on your work with and for these young women. I so enjoyed meeting some of them last year at the reunion. Keep … Read More

Sincere congratulations Leslie on your work with and for these young women. I so enjoyed meeting some of them last year at the reunion. Keep up the good work. EBR

Gary Bailey

Abra Francois

Monica Chenault-Kilgore

So proud of the work Leslie Morris has done and continues to do for girls through Women of the Dream's innovative programs and services … Read More

So proud of the work Leslie Morris has done and continues to do for girls through Women of the Dream's innovative programs and services. I… Read more

pam rice

Kenyora Johnson

Barbara Semedo

Loraine Trotter

Pamela Hoffman

JoAnne Wright

Pamela Dashiell

Reginald Jackson

Millicent Gorham

Kelley Chunn

Gwen Richard

Karen Thomas

Sharon Combs

Phyllis Holliday

Nadine Cruz

Waltrine Cooke

Audrey Lewis Ratchford

Nancy Larkey

leslie dykeman

Christine Key

C JOYCE FARRAR-ROSEMON

Gail Holliday

Anika Munroe

dawn hobson

G. Lynne Alston-Leonard

Alexia Gunn

Alicia Canady Adamson

Jacqueline Kidd

Nasyria Taylor

As a 2019 Simmons alum, former BSO President and, WOD scholarship recipient I very thankful for this organization and Ms. Leslie. Glad I can … Read More

As a 2019 Simmons alum, former BSO President and, WOD scholarship recipient I very thankful for this organization and Ms. Leslie. Glad I can pay it forward!

Anna Gavitt

I’m so happy to be contributing to someone’s education like this, as a fellow POC and Simmons alum. We need to see more of this … Read More

I’m so happy to be contributing to someone’s education like this, as a fellow POC and Simmons alum. We need to see more of this happening in our communities. We need to have each other’s backs and I’m so grateful this exists

Sam Larkey

Paula Sneed

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