Ali Finds Her Place in Philanthropy
Ali was a freshman from Santa Clara, CA, when she started working with College Match. At such a young age, she had not yet discovered her potential talents, but she was deeply connected with her Romanian heritage.
Working with College Match, Ali found a volunteer opportunity to help in an orphanage in Bucharest. This transformative experience helped her recognize her deep compassion and commitment to serve others. Upon her return, she organized a formal non-profit group with her friends to raise awareness and demonstrate how financial aupport could have life-changing impact on the lives of these Romani children.
Ali gained the confidence and skills working with College Match to broaden her impact and host more fundraisers, developing her experience with management, organization and publicity, while bringing awareness to her community and raising over $20,000 to improve the living conditions of the children in need.
Ali was highly sought after as a college applicant, and ultimately chose to attend Carleton College in Minnesota where she is in pursuit of a degree in pre-medical studies that will further enable her to help deliver life-saving aid to children in Romania and all over the world.
Ali’s Montesano Method Profile:
Sparks: Compassion, Love of People, Proud heritage
Fire: Philanthropy & Entrepreneurship
Vision: Bringing aid to suffering children of Romania
Brand: NGO Founder