Join Robert Kraft & Invest in Boston Girls

Posted by Boston Team Dec 12, 2017
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Date(s) - 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
12:00 am


“Hi Siiri, this is Robert Kraft.”

My heart started to race and my voice caught in my throat. “Oh, wow. Uh…” After pausing for a few moments I said, “I’m trying to process that this is really you.”

After I composed myself, a bit, he continued by saying, “Siiri, I’m calling because Strong Women, Strong Girls caught my attention.”

“I am impressed with the deep impact it’s having with the young women and girls you partner with each year. It seems to me that the organization has developed an effective model that helps address the upstream, root causes of low self-esteem and delayed career paths for many women.”

“In addition, I like to support organizations where I think an investment can make a true difference and serve as a catalyst to help people who often go unseen in our communities, particularly people of color.”

He then shared that he would like to give a gift of $100,000 to Strong Women, Strong Girls. His gift can support us in hiring new staff to manage our adult volunteer programs and alumnae engagement and provide significant capacity for us to expand our work.

Here’s where you come in:

In order to receive the $100,000 gift in full, we need to match it. Any gift that is from a new donor, is an increased gift amount from an existing donor, or a first time monthly or multi-year pledge will be matched. We have from today until April 7 (Jump into Spring!) to raise the match.

Fortunately, a Board member was so inspired by Robert Kraft’s challenge that she has decided to join his match to jump start the campaign. For any gifts that meet the above criteria (new donors, increased gifts from existing donors, or first-time monthly/multi-year gifts) up to $2,500 will be matched 2:1.

Will you consider a 2:1 gift today to help us jump start our campaign?

Thank you for being a supporter of Strong Women, Strong Girls. We appreciate all that you do to empower young women and girls in Boston.

We were delighted to share this news with our community last night at our SWSG Friendsgiving event at Natixis Global Asset Management. We hope that you will feel inspired to help us maximize the potential of this gift to help us grow!