A recent good deed by CFM is helping a college freshman get off to a good start. A 2011 graduate of Portland’s Franklin High School, Annajoy Gilles says CFM’s gift of a Macintosh laptop computer is making a difference in studies and playtime at Wellesley College.
Annajoy was tutored for three years by former CFM senior associate Elizabeth (Slater) Remley through the Minds Matter program. Minds Matter is a national program with chapters in seven cities. Elizabeth was paired with AnnaJoy, then a sophomore.
Because of her success in Minds Matter, Annajoy earned a full-ride scholarship to study political science.
“…The laptop you gave me has served me well and allowed me a fantastic college career. Thank you,” Annajoy recently wrote to CFM Partner Dave Fiskum.
“Besides the importance of technology in campus activities, this laptop has been vital to my academics,” she adds. “From using it to display study images for Art History to using it to take my Multivariable calculus notes.”
“We’re happy to help such a deserving student. And, we appreciated Elizabeth’s commitment to volunteering in the community,” Fiskum says. “She’s the latest great example of CFM good deeds.”