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2021 Sydney Tedone Memorial Fund

Fundraising global stats: 75% left

Amount raised: $12,647

Amount left: $37,353

Sydney first saw the Girl Rising film in 2014. It sparked her sense of justice and channeled her extraordinary empathy and compassion. She had seen that there were girls in this world that needed her help, and she was determined to do everything in her power to make a difference. Sydney’s strong connection to the mission of advancing gender equity and opportunity for all also gave her a new sense of confidence and of her own vision. 

Each year The Sydney Tedone Memorial Fund will focus on a specific Girl Rising project. Through her fund, Sydney’s passion lives on and provides secondary school age girls around the world the chance to go to school, complete their education, and define their own destiny.

In 2020, The Sydney Tedone Memorial Fund will support the Girl Rising partners in Kenya and Guatemala and the young people they serve --- to provide tools and supplies needed to connect girls with educators, mentors, educational materials, and basic needs so that their future is not put at risk by this pandemic. Your support will: 

Connect girls with educators and education peers

  • Technology, digital connectivity, and devices

  • Support for mentors, and to recruit and train new mentors

  • Teacher training and mobility

Support and engage girls’ continued learning and growth

  • Printing and distributing at-home education supplies

  • Adaptation of educational materials to new platforms such as radio

  • Adaptations of Girl Rising curriculum to distance learning platforms

Provide basic needs such food, clothing, health and hygiene supplies

  • Menstrual health products that girls no longer have access to due to school closures

  • Basic needs identified by community leaders



   Recent Activity
Ellen Devens donated $100 on 11/25/2021
For Syd's continued fight for education....
by Anonymous donated $1000 on 11/12/2021
NLMN donated $36 on 11/9/2021
dianne m donated $100 on 11/8/2021
Stephanie Rose and Michael Goldstein donated $180 on 11/6/2021
May Sydney's memory be a blessing. We are honored to support her vision to educate girls and lift them towards their dreams.
Sean Moran donated $200 on 11/6/2021
Lauren Pietrosh donated $100 on 11/5/2021
Vic and Karen Melfa donated $200 on 11/5/2021
The Bischaks donated $100 on 11/5/2021
The Iooss Family donated $100 on 11/4/2021
Francie Gordon donated $200 on 11/4/2021
May Sydney's spirit live on through this wonderful organization.
Hal, Joanie, Leon & Allegra Brill donated $50 on 11/3/2021
Christine Olson donated $200 on 11/1/2021
Dario and Marlo Spina donated $500 on 10/25/2021
Sydney is an inspiration and her work with the amazing Girl Rising will continue to change the lives of countless girls across the world!
Barbara & Jonathan donated $100 on 10/25/2021
In memory of a Beautiful Spirit and Soul
Rick Basso donated $1000 on 10/21/2021
Such an amazing organization
Joseph and Cathy Cohen donated $200 on 10/21/2021
Stefanie & Paul Feidelson donated $200 on 10/20/2021
Leat M donated $180 on 10/19/2021
Magel Family donated $500 on 10/19/2021
In memory of Sydney Tedone, the truest Girl Rising.
Linda J Arkin And Lynne Alterman donated $100 on 10/19/2021
Dana, Mike and Lucas thanks for carrying on this important work for Sydney. It is so needed.
Sandra & Larry Shapiro donated $50 on 10/19/2021
We love you so much, and are so moved by the work you continue to do with Girl Rising in Sydney's honor. OXOX
Bari Moss and David Slavin, Stella and Sophie donated $50 on 10/19/2021
Gina & Walter donated $100 on 10/19/2021
Ellen Morgenstern donated $150 on 10/19/2021