Our 5 Questions (plus a bonus here and there) with members of the GOTO Community 1. How did you first hear about GOTO?
From my high school and college classmate, Cameron Snaith, GOTO's founder. 2. What were your roles while you were a GOTO volunteer?
I began on the marketing committee and joined the Board when it was first created. I also oversaw the Events committee in 2002-03. 3. What have you been up to since joining GOTO’s Alumni?
I left to focus on a new work opportun
Adina Ba is an advocate for citizenship and responsibility. A while back, she started a blog where she could (in her words) "share and disseminate easy ways for any concerned citizen to be an agent of change in their community and the world at large." She interviewed GOTO founder Cam Snaith last week and it's now posted on her blog. Check out the post here.
Raven Page (GOTO Class of '03) was just admitted into Columbia University's prestigious College Prep Program. It's competitive. It's rigorous. It's kind of a big deal. Raven's mom shot us a note letting us know that "it wouldn't have been possible without the support of the GOTO team." That includes all of you!
GOTO New York's Scholarship Committee hunkered down for four hour last Sunday and emerged with recommendations for our Class of '09 scholarship recipients. Twenty-seven qualified kids from 14 different schools applied for scholarships, but we could only choose 10. As with years past, all ten scholarship recipients are all-stars. There are dancers, artists, photographers & musicians. Most of them come from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan. Some traveled a little further.
It's been about two months since GOTO New York's 2009 Winter Gala, but I'm still blown away by how great it was. First of all, the Winter Gala was held at Capitale. Have you seen this place before? It is just awesome. I can still remember GOTO's first fundraiser at a little lounge on the Lower East Side by the name of Angel. Angel was nice, but it was no Capitale. What else stood out to me was the acapella performance by one of our former scholarship recipients. About an hour
So it took us a while to join the blogosphere. Who cares? Well ... hopefully a few of you. Along with our webpage and our Facebook group, watch this space to keep up to date with all things GOTO. We'll be starting slowly, but hopefully this blog will become a home for profiles on scholarship recipients & former volunteers, a showcase for fundraiser photos & student artwork and a place to visit for updates on your favorite volunteer-only 501(c)(3) organization. So go ahead a