ENOUGH2020

***Our fundraiser has come to an end. If you would still like to donate, please feel free to donate directly to the organizations. Please check the updates section (below) for more information. Thank you to everyone who donated and shared!***

We are six young professionals and graduate students from the DMV who have been friends for over a decade.  We have had ENOUGH. We decided to focus our energy on helping our community. We've researched 5 organizations (3 local and 2 national) that are doing important work but have received little attention. 

As a group we pledge to match up to $2500 in donations to be split evenly between these 5 organizations. 

***We have already reached our matching cap!! Thank you so much! The fundraiser is still live until Tuesday and 100% of our donations above and beyond our goal will go to these organizations!! Because of the overwhelming support, we have decided to increase our goal to $36,000!***

After the end of the day, Tuesday, June 9th, the funds will be withdrawn from the GoFundMe account, divided evenly five ways and then directly donating it to the organizations listed below via their website donation link.

About the organizations:


1) Black Women’s Blueprint (National)
"We work to place Black women and girls’ lives as well as their particular struggles squarely within the context of the larger racial justice concerns of Black communities and are committed to building movements where gender matters in broader social justice organizing so that all members of our communities gain social, political and economic equity. We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, policy advocacy and organizing steeped in the struggles of Black women within their diverse communities and within dominant culture."
https://www.blackwomensblueprint.org/



2) Trans Justice Funding Program (National)
"The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. We make grants annually by bringing together a panel of six trans justice activists from around the country to carefully review every application we receive. We center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions. Every penny we raise goes to our grantees with no restrictions and no strings attached because we truly believe in trans leadership."
https://www.transjusticefundingproject.org  


3) Empower DC (Washington, DC)
"Since 2003, Empower DC has advanced racial, economic and environmental justice by investing in the leadership and organized political power of DC’s lowest income residents and communities. Empower DC has developed a strong track record of working to strengthen organized political power among DC’s lowest income communities to address issues of critical importance.  Our work has included organizing and mobilizing a grassroots base of impacted low income residents to win increased funding for child care subsidies, create and strengthen some of DC’s most critical affordable housing laws, stop a polluting bus depot from locating in the heart of a low income African American community, fight against the closure of public schools, create accountability around the use of public land, and document previously unknown community history." 
https://www.empowerdc.org/ 


4) Life Pieces to Masterpieces (Washington, DC) 
“Life Pieces To Masterpieces uses artistic expression and our Human Development System to develop character, unlock potential, and prepare African American boys and young men to transform their lives and community.”
http://lifepieces.org/

5) Black Mental Health Alliance (Maryland)
"BMHA is a well-rounded and a community-based membership organization that has a successful history of direct service provision, including school-based mental health services, youth tobacco education and prevention, fatherhood initiatives, summer camp, after-school programs, and HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives. BMHA programming and trainings have primarily encompassed historical and race-based trauma, structural racism, cultural competence, mental health stigma, social determinants of health, and mental health in the Black community."
https://blackmentalhealth.com/



About our team:

Alyssa Patterson has a B.A. in Literature from Yale University and two master’s degrees, one from the London School of Economics in Global Media and one from the University of Southern California in Global Communications. She currently works as Research Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center of Communication Leadership and Policy. She’s especially interested in the intersection of interpersonal communication and technology. 

Meheret Morrison has a B.B.A in Marketing and Management with a minor in African American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently works at Georgia-Pacific LLC as a Content Analyst, with an interest  in corporate social responsibility and how large companies can better help the communities they serve.

Fatima Fairfax has a B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University. She currently works at New Profit, Inc as a Senior Associate with an interest in socially directed evaluation and data analytics rooted in equity.

Grayce Niles has a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Government and Legal Studies from Bowdoin College. She currently works as a Policy Associate for a nonprofit in Washington, DC. 

Sydney  Morris has a B.A in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in Africana studies. She currently works at Korn Ferry as an Associate Consultant focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural transformations. 

Gabo Sosa-Ebert has a B.A. Public Health Science with a minor in Global Environmental Change & Sustainability from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently working on his MD as a second year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine, with a focus on promoting diversity in medicine along with an emphasis on the social determinant of health as a metric of a community's health outcomes.

Donations

  • Vinita Ahuja 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Jan Braumuller 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Benjamin Wright 
    • $15 
    • 2 mos
  • Fahimeh Hallin 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
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Fundraising team: Enough2020 (6)

Sydney Morris 
Organizer
Raised $8,105 from 99 donations
Washington, DC
Grayce Niles 
Team member
Raised $7,040 from 57 donations
Meheret Morrison 
Team member
Raised $5,155 from 49 donations
Alyssa Patterson 
Team member
Raised $3,613 from 48 donations
Fatima Fairfax 
Team member
Raised $3,511 from 36 donations
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