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Support Rhonda Bantsimba's attendance at the GLLA
$220 Raised
11% of $2k goal
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Ended May 24, 2015
This is a fundraising campaign to support my participation in the Great Lakes Leadership Academy's Leadership Advancement Program.  The Mission of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy (GLLA) Leadership Advancement Program (LAP) is to promote ... More ...

I have lived in Michigan all my life and, to be honest, I have always taken this State for granted.  Never before had I appreciated all that Michigan has to offer: the diverse agriculture, the cultural innovation, the beauty all around that Michigan offers its residents and visitors.  It wasn't until I began my journey with the Great Lakes Leadership Academy's (GLLA) Leadership Advancement Program that I saw the richness and beauty of my State. 

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for my hometown, Inkster, MI and have developed a love for my current town, Ypsilanti.  Now my love spreads to the entire State of Michigan.  GLLA is helping Michigan residents, including me, to develop into leaders that will make a difference in this state.

The mission of GLLA's Leadership Advancement Program (LAP) is to promote positive change, economic vitality and resource conservation, and enhance the quality of life in Michigan by encouraging "leadership for the common good". I have been blessed to be selected as part of the cohort for the 2014-2015 GLLA LAP. You can find an in depth description of the LAP at

I have created this page to ask for donations in support of my participation in the program that is empowering me to give back to Michigan.  Participation in the program costs $32,000. The sponsors of this program generously invest $27,000 for each of us to participate in this experience. Each participant is responsible for securing $5,000 towards their own participation. I have been granted a $2500 scholarship from GLLA and am investing $500 personally. I am asking my community of family and friends to support my participation, as a local leader, in the LAP, by agreeing to make a donation towards my tuition. In order to reach my goal of $2000, I am asking 200 people pledge at least $10.

You are, of course, welcome to donate more than $10 as that will go towards my transportation to the various sessions around the state each month. Your support means the world to me. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.

Thank you for your consideration.

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