Match Challenge 2019

WE DID IT! MATCH CHALLENGE ENDS!

$17,434 of $15,000 raised

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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:

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

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

Name: Shania Maldonado
High School: Charles Brimm High School
College: Rutgers University – Camden

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


Thank You to Our Match Challenge Donors

Valerie Durant

Simmons Alum, Class of 73. So glad to be able to contribute to this wonderful organization.

Deborah Brittain

So pleased to support our young women any day and any year! Simmons, 74' SW and Former Simmons Trustee

Fred J. Grigsby, Jr.

Happy to support the important mission of WOD.

Ann Fudge

For ALL my Sisters…Ann Fudge'73

Laurel Yancey

Rehema Ellis

Harriet Elam-Thomas

Simmons Univ. Alum.

Adunni Anderson

So proud of this work and its founder!

Catherine B. Eagan

Simmons University Alum
Class of 1975

Merilyn Francis

Simmons Alum class of '76. Leslie you are doing such fantastic work!

Ngina Lythcott

The work of Women of the Dream will have a lasting impact on the girls, their families, and their communities.

Patricia Whitley Williams

Patricia WhitlleyWilliams, Class of '70 at Simmons, so proud of the work being done by Leslie

Desiree Baynes

Anonymous

Faye E. Coleman

Simmons Alum, Proud to be Board Chair of Women of the Dream

Donna Ramos-Johnson

Katherine White

Katherine Hicks White
Simmons University Alum – Class of 1974

Milton Coleman

Milton Coleman, glad to support the organization.

Denise Evans

Business acquaintance of Faye Coleman, BOD

Anonymous

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 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 educational journey.

magdalen gaynor

I am a proud Simmons Alum

Sandra Thompson

Class of '61

Cathie Mayers

As a Simmons Alum, I am so proud of the work Leslie has done with WOD.

Cynthia Knowles

Thank you for your good work. Blessings to the Women of the Dream!

Pamela Dashiell

Undergraduate Class of 1975

JoAnne Wright

Simmons Alum, Class of 75

Maureen Hicks

Maureen Taylor Hicks '72

Gwen Richard

Gwen Potier Richard, Simmons class of 1976. Proud of the work you're doing.

Kenyora Johnson

Class of 2010!!

Theresa Brewer

Simmons Alum '78

Millicent Gorham

An excellent legacy

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. I… 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 did not attend Simmons, but feel I must give a shout out to Simmons Alumnae for planting the seeds for a bright future for girls everywhere!

Reginald Jackson

Loraine Trotter

I am glad I can support this effort.

Abra Francois

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. … 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

Sharon Combs

Simmons '71

Kelley Chunn

Pamela Hoffman

Congrats on your success in helping young black women! Simmons Alum 1973

Barbara Semedo

Supporting Women of the Dream is a "no-brainer!" Leslie has created something very special with this program.

pam rice

I am a Simmons University Alum. I want to commend Leslie on her great work with these girls.

Gary Bailey

Proud of WOD and all of the wonderful work that is done under Leslies leadership

SARITA STIRRUP

Thank you, Leslie, for founding this much needed program. Continued success! Simmons Alum '77

Karen Thomas

Class of 77!

Waltrine Cooke

Waltrine Cooke '73

Nadine Cruz

Keep up the great work.
Simmons Alum ‘77

Audrey Lewis Ratchford

Simmons Alum ‘73

Phyllis Holliday

Phyllis Holliday/Simmons University Honorary Alum- mother of Gail Holliday Class of 78'

Nancy Larkey

Anika Munroe

C JOYCE FARRAR-ROSEMON

leslie dykeman

Simmons College Class of 1970 Now Simmons University

Christine Key

BRAVO to you, Leslie, for your ongoing commitment to make a difference. I am a Simmons ALum.

Anonymous

Alexia Gunn

I am a Simmons University Alum!

G. Lynne Alston-Leonard

Congratulations Leslie on the work of WOD. We are proud to support and encourage.
G. Lynne '75

Gail Holliday

Simmons University Alum
Continued good works by Leslie Morris

Alicia Canady Adamson

Congrats auntie Leslie! Thank you for your vision and commitment to the dream. Class of “03

dawn hobson

Keep up the good work.

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

I am very pleased to support this phenomenal organization and the work of our sister Leslie Morris. Simmons Alum, Class of 69