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Athena’s 2nd Global Give Fundraiser Breaks Records in Giving Back to GoAbroad Foundation

Mark it down…another successful NAFSA is officially in the books!  We met with amazing friends and partners we’ve known for years, networked and met so many wonderful new people in the field, and most importantly, we hosted Athena’s 2nd Annual Global Give Fundraiser benefitting one of Athena’s S.O.S. Charity Recipients – the GoAbroad Foundation.

Thanks to our generous field of int’l ed givers, we were able to raise $524.53 for the GoAbroad Foundation.  Combine that with Athena’s dollar-for-dollar match, we will be presenting the GoAbroad Foundation with a grand total of $1,049.06!  This doubles what we raised last year during our 1st Annual Global Give Fundraiser, and we are so excited that we will be able to create MORE scholarships for students in the Philippines!  We can’t wait to double that number again next year in Philly!

We recently received this latest thank you and update note from James who was the recipient of a full scholarship funded by Athena’s 1st Annual Global Give Fundraiser last year.  This is exactly why we do what we do!  Read about the life you changed by donating last year:

James – Thank You Letter – GoAbroad Foundation/Athena Global Give

In addition to the scholarship funds raised this year, we also collected votes on the following question:

What does the world need most right now?
Compassion
Tolerance
Awareness
Wisdom

Thank you to all who dropped a pebble to cast your vote.  With nearly 250 votes submitted, the winning virtue was…Compassion!  Now, the students who will be applying for the next Athena Global Give Fundraiser scholarships will be writing their essay prompts on the topic of why compassion is so necessary in the world right now.  Stay tuned later this year to read along with us.  Should be a fascinating and inspiring group of essays to read.

Some snaps of just a sampling of our many supporters!  Thank you to everyone who donated and voted!

Booth#1831, our home away from home during LA’s NAFSA week

Everyone here at Athena is looking forward to welcoming NAFSAns to our home state of Pennsylvania next year in Philadelphia!

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