The Givology New York City chapter held Sunday Night Laughs, a comedy show fundraiser, on March 23rd at Gotham Comedy Club. The show was a success and a great time for everyone involved! We raised almost $4,000 and kept everyone laughing the entire time. Given that March 8th was International Women's Day, all funds raised were directed to our partners who support women's education. We had the chapter members select projects that fell under the category of women's education and submit them to the chapter leadership to be approved.
The talented line up, which included Harrison Greenbaum, Marina Franklin, Liz Miele, Dwayne Perkins, Jared Freid and the host Marion Grodin, featured multiple styles of comedy that provided something for everyone. All the comedians, but Marion in particular, loved picking on members of the audience to hilarious results. Gotham was very happy with the crowd we brought in and suggested we partner with them regularly. We are in discussions to set up another comedy show sometime this fall. So if you're in the NYC area stay tuned for the next edition of Sunday Night Laughs!
Ultimately, we chose to fund the Kibera School for Girls (“KSG”) in Kibera, Kenya. The school is located in the largest slum in Africa where opportunities for education, particularly for girls, are scarce. The school not only provides education, daily nourishment, uniforms, healthcare and the only tuition-free school in Kibera to the brightest and most at-risk girls; it also teaches its students that they deserve to have a superior education and instills hope for successful opportunities in the future.
The Givology NYC chapter is ecstatic to have had the opportunity to not only host a fun and successful fundraiser but also to support such a worthwhile and impactful cause.
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