Friends, I need your support! As you may be aware, I am running Colombia LeadershipBootcamp (CLB) this December 10-17. This is my 2nd pilot towards building Latin
American Leadership Academy, an institution that will aim to develop a new
generation of better leaders for the region.
A fundamental part of our model is that we select the most promising young
leaders regardless of their ability to pay, which means that philanthropy has
to close the gap.
Here’s the cool thing: the students are running
crowdfunding campaigns right now in their communities to raise the difference !
If they succeed, not only will we have an exciting innovative funding model,
but we will have an incredibly cool story for the larger fundraising we have
ahead of us, to build the Academy.
Here’s the challenge: they are facing an uphill battle,
because many of them come from disadvantaged communities. More importantly,
there is still not a strong culture of philanthropic donations in Latin
Here’s where I need your help:
In order to help our students raise the funds they need, and in order to
help spur a culture of philanthropic giving in the region, I am building a
Matching Fund that will encourage Latin American donors to donate to the kids.
Here’s how it would work: If you wish to join us, please make
your donation on this page. Our students are trying to raise US$6,000, so your
funds will only become “activated” if the students reach certain milestones:
If they reach US$3,000, I’ll accept 50% of your donation. I’ll refund you the rest.
If they reach US$4,500, I’ll accept 75% of your donation. I’ll refund you the rest.
If they reach their US$6,000 target, I’ll accept your full donation.
If we raise more funds than we need to run CLB, I’ll inform you. At that point, you’ll have
the option to get a refund of the excess, or you can choose to donate that
amount for the operational expenses of setting up the Academy (e.g. non-profit
incorporation, website development, and so on).
Finally, think of the triple leverage of your donation:
1. This fund will help the kids raise more funds from Latin American donors,
2. Their success will help me in my larger fundraising efforts this coming January-June,
which I will use to build an institution that will
3. Empower Latin Americans to become change-makers in their own communities.
I can’t think of a higher leverage donation you can make today ?
Thank you so much for your generosity,
Sergio Omar Saravia
Daniela Chang Foxon
Janna Marian bubley
Agnes T Omega
Tatiana H Brezina
Nathaniel William Gardenswartz
Luis Carlos Gamardo
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