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Natalie Grasso's Fundraiser:

Vandercook Chicago 2015

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BENEFITING: VanderCook College of Music

ORGANIZER: VanderCook College of Music

EVENT: 2015 Chicago Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2015

Natalie Grasso

THE STORY:

Hi all! My name is Natalie Grasso and it is my pleasure to be running to raise vital funds for my late grandfather, Salvatore Grasso.  All of the funds that I raise go directly toward my Grandfather's music classroom at The Vandercook College of music.  Remember that any gift size that you make supporting me is greatly appreciated and is tax deductible.  Your name will also be showcased on a donor plaque that will be in my grandfather's classroom.


Please allow me to tell you about my amazing grandfather.  He devoted his life to music education.  He taught music for almost 40 years.  He impacted thousands of lives through the power of music education and made incredible men and women out of high school students.

My grandfather was my number one fan. I cannot tell you a single basketball, soccer, volleyball, or theater production he didn't attend. If you needed someone to support you in a big event it was him, he'd never let you down. For every mile I run I will think of every event he supported. All of the time he devoted to me, my family, and his students. 

As some of you may know, running a marathon is much more than 26.2 miles. It is all of the hours of trianing in the months before that allow a person to run that distance. Every time I lace up my shoes I will think of you all. Everyone who will support me through out this time. 

A little bit about myself -- I am 23 living in St. Louis, MO. I have been running since high school and have always enjoyed it. I have completed three half marathons, but this will be my first full marathon. I am currently working toward my second bachelor's degree in nursing. You can probably find me running through Forest Park with my boyfriend's dog, Clifford. 

Thank you for reading this and donating to my Grandfather's classroom. I can assure you that he is up in Heaven thinking how crazy I am for doing this.

Here goes nothing!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,860

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Pintozzi's...aka your other biggest fans!

     

  • Teresina Grasso, SP and Regina Gallo, SP

    $50

  • Jack Gallo

    $100

  • Nick Russell

    $25

  • Debbie and Lee Boivin

    $25

  • Sabrina, Dave, Lauren and Will

     

  • Sal Grasso

    $25

  • Dani Heppner

    $25

  • Brian and Beth Davis

    $100

  • Garett & Melanie Zubok

    $100

  • Linda Piljac Laski

    $200

  • Janice Sherly-Vranicar

    $50

  • Greg Grasso

    $100

  • Stephanie kalka

    $100

  • Willie Haddad class of 91

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeffrey Sadowski

    $50

  • George Quinlan Jr

    $100

  • Ray and Mary Waters

    $50

  • Rich Seeman / Clear Staff, Inc.

    $250

  • Nayak

    $100

  • Doughs Guys Bakery

    $50

  • Carol Von Lehe

    $200

  • Karen Exline

    $100

  • Clifford

    $10

  • Grasso Graphics: Grandma, Mom & Dad, Uncle Mark & Aunt Kelly

    $1,000

  • Michael Gorski

    $100

  • Jacki Fondren

    $50

  • Irene & Bob Miroballi

    $40

  • Dianne and Tom Henschen

    $25

  • Joe and Pat Joria

    $50

  • Chuck & Tish

    $100

  • Jessica Smith

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jola Bernard

    $50

  • Ray & Barbara Perison

    $15

  • Maryilyn Keblusek

    $15

  • Marie & Gerald Schiera

    $15

  • Beverly & Jerome Kurth

    $15

  • Michelle & John Erickson

    $50

  • Michelle & John Erickson

    $50

  • Thomas Kinsella

    $25

  • Leslie Drew

    $25

  • Patricia Depcik

    $25

  • Sean, Renee', Haven & Dominic

    $50

  • Don & Regina Russell

    $100

  • Kim Danlow

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Aaron and Seelee Russell

    $50

  • Becca Mallon

     

  • Christine Puzon Teranto

    $25

  • Roland Ruby and Family

    $100

  • Steve Arendt

    $400

  • Comfort Suites/Hampton Inn & Suites Aurora

    $1,000

  • Racquel Frisella

    $50

  • Sandy Olson

    $50

  • Grandma

     

  • Richard and Caryl Schiewe

    $100

  • Sharon McCaffrey

    $50

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117% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $24,329 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Sadowski

Amount Raised

$8,400

 

105% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natalie Grasso

Amount Raised

$5,860

 

117% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andy Rosenthal

Amount Raised

$1,720

Fundraiser Title

Perez Oles

Amount Raised

$1,712

 

114% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Travis Cuckler

Amount Raised

$1,710

 

114% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathrina Prostka

Amount Raised

$1,160

 

77% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

VanderCook College of Music

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

3% Raised of$35,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chuck Sommers

Amount Raised

$1,124

 

75% Raised of$1,500 Goal

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