The Donors Choose AVC Meetup

One hundred forty seven people have donated to the Donors Choose campaign we are running this month here at AVC. That's incredible to see. With five days left, we are on pace to raise $20,000 from about 175 people. Here is how we've done in prior years.

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So this is likely to be our biggest year ever and that's before the HP Match which will double the amount we raise for classrooms where young woman learn science and math.

As many of you know, we are going to have a meetup to celebrate this campaign. It will be on December 8th at 6pm at Washington Irving High School right off Union Square in NYC. The meetup is open to anyone who gives to the AVC Donors Choose campaign.

Here's the page for the event on December 8th. Please go RSVP if you plan to attend. We will have the list of all the donors at the event so you need to be on that list in addition to RSVP'ing.

I hope to see you there.

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Comments (Archived):

  1. Tereza

    Yay! Thankful and re-tweeting!

    1. William Mougayar

      Tereza- no photo on your Meetup profile?

      1. Tereza

        Yeah, just noticed that, WTF? Trying to fix via iPhone in wifi-less hotel. Grrr. Btw I owe you an email!

        1. William Mougayar

          Uploading a photo on iPhone? If you know how to do it, I’d like to know!Some good stuff is trickling in here:… & @womentechnews

  2. RacerRick


    1. fredwilson

      my brother Ted threw a killer fortieth birthday party called Tedstock

      1. Tereza

        Fred + Ted. Cute.

        1. fredwilson

          our other brother is rodalliteration for the win

          1. Dave Pinsen

            Seems more like assonance than alliteration.

    2. Tereza

      Hey Racer Rick, I have to ask the question.Are you still dating Penelope Pitstop?

  3. William Mougayar

    Looking forward to it!

  4. Tereza

    Can I bring my daughter?

    1. fredwilson


  5. Harry DeMott

    Thanks for the reminder. Just completed a project in Brooklyn. See you on the 8th.

  6. awaldstein

    See ya there.

  7. Matt A. Myers

    I’d fly down to NYC with AirMiles if I had a place to stay. 😀

  8. Tereza

    To increase the number of girls into math and science, have to connect with the girls who shop HERE:

    1. Donna Brewington White

      …and their moms. I could say “parents” but I believe that at an early age a girl’s mom has the strongest influence on how she envisions herself. Never a “math and science” girl myself (although I related very well to those girls — and boys — who were), I’m seeing some promise in my daughter relating to science. If not for my heightened awareness from AVC I may not have begun to affirm her in this direction — not PUSH her mind you, but to help her to “own” this interest/strength.Anyway, when I saw that photo — I thought, “I am the mom of one of those girls.” I am still– for just a little while longer — her strongest influence.

  9. Clair1331

    Groupon is running a promotion right now to get 60% off your donation:…This means: $25 giftcard for $10$50 giftcard for $20$100 giftcard for $40

  10. Donna Brewington White

    This is fantastic news! Very fitting for this Thanksgiving weekend. I’d much rather be in NYC than South Dakota on the 8th! P.S. Happy Thanksgiving, all!

  11. mikenolan99

    Wish I could make it! Minnesota in December is, uh, beautiful?Santa just picked up my daughters gift – here’s the email she sent to me:—Hey! So this would be PERFECT:…This would make the BEST present for the next birthday or Christmas or every present opportunity EVER. Any Light Microscope that has magnification of 4x, 10x, and 40x. And includes slides. —All it takes is a little encouragement…