Minds Matter of NYC has been named a Community Charity for the 2013 ING NYC Marathon. Our status as a Community Charity has allowed us to secure numbers for runners who commit to raising funds to assist Minds Matter and our students.
Our marathon team has hit the ground running, and is working hard with less than a month until the big day. Support Faith Barksdale, Jennifer Do, Jennifer Herr, Tully McGowan, and Justin McMahan in their efforts to ensure that Minds Matter can continue to turn college dreams into reality.
There are a few different ways to support Team Minds Matter in their efforts. You can:
- Donate to their fundraising pages. Each runner has committed to raising a minimum of $2,500, which sponsors a Minds Matter student for one year.
- Cheer for them on race day! Make good luck signs, wear your Minds Matter t-shirt, and show everyone how amazing our community is.
We look forward to cheering for them on November 3rd!
Minds Matter of NYC, Inc. is searching for a Development and Communications Director to join our team.
The Development & Communications Director is responsible for the oversight, planning and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program that secures the significant financial resources from foundations, corporations, high net worth individuals and others to support Minds Matter NYC’s goals. S/he identifies, cultivates solicits and stewards large-scale target donors utilizing his/her existing professional network as well as the relationships of the staff and volunteers – including the Minds Matter Board of Directors. S/he focuses on long-range strategic priorities, seeking to raise multi-year commitments when possible, and communicates a broad vision to others. The Director also develops materials, both printed and online, to ensure powerful and consistent messaging of the Minds Matter program (internally and externally).
This is a unique opportunity for a creative and entrepreneurial professional to play a major role in helping change lives in underserved communities. This individual will be a successful fundraiser who is looking for a challenge and has a thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base, and possesses an excellent record of building relationships through mission-based fundraising.
Those interested in applying should see the full job description, posted here.
Minds Matter has been named a finalist in the 2013 Barclays Citizenship Awards. These awards recognize and celebrate the contributions and commitment of Barclays’ employees. Minds Matter is proud of our Team Barclays. Together, they spend more than 4,000 hours volunteering for our programs, serving as mentors, board members, and as executive leadership. Help us recognize their commitment to our communities and celebrate their efforts to help hundreds of students achieve college success.
Watch our brief video, vote for Minds Matter, and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues to encourage them to join in the effort. Don’t forget: you can vote more than once! The winner will be announced in London on June 18.
Minds Matter National has received a $10K grant from the Chase Giving Campaign! Thank you to everyone who voted for Minds Matter and helped us secure this money to support our national operations.
Soirée 2012 was a great success and the outpouring of support was amazing! To have the opportunity to celebrate our mission and the work we do with over 1,100 of our supporters, volunteers and friends, was a remarkable privilege and tremendously inspiring for me. In fact, I was smiling the entire evening. The funds raised will help Minds Matter transform the lives of highly motivated, low-income high school students who dream of going to college. Thanks to partners like you and some of the best volunteers in the world, attending and graduating from college is no longer a wish for them, but a reality.
With much appreciation,
Minds Matter was recently given the opportunity for our students to blog about their high school experiences on the Huffington Post. We're excited to hear from three seniors, Jada from Boston, David from Cleveland, and our very own Jennifer from New York, as they write about their journey towards college. Read their monthly column online!