Alumni Stands 2014
Cindy Ho M'02
Cindy Ho and her team of young boys ran the The Lemonade 4 Luv lemonade stand in Boston this year. Cindy writes, "We had a wonderful turn out and the boys had a great learning experience. They had net earnings of $425.00 PLUS an additional $336.35 in their donation jar for the Lt. Walsh/Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund totaling $761.35 in earnings + donations. The boys promised ½ their earnings to the fund as well, so $548.85 will be given to the memorial fund and $212.50 will be split amongst the 7 boys. The key lesson learned for these boys was that no matter how good your product is, marketing, advertising, and PR is key to the success. Thanks again for this great teaching opportunity."
Scott Root '85
Alumni Stands 2013
Richard Greif ’90 and Tammy Milsky ’95
Richard Greif and Tammy Milsky are three-year veterans of the Lemonade Day Boston program. The Wakefield neighbors gather their children, Noah and Luke Greif, and Lucy and Summer Milsky, each year to raise funds for their local food pantry. For Lemonade Day 2013, their Lemon-Aid 3 stand raised $1,300 that was donated to One Fund Boston and The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. “Lemonade Day is a very proud moment for me every year as I see the kids work so hard and get so excited for the event, says Milsky. “I look forward to many more Lemonade days to come. Thank you for supporting such a great event. It has really become a fantastic tradition for the kids as well as our generous community.”
Kandy Rathinasamy M’01
Kandy Rathinasamy and his son, Vivek, participated in their first Lemonade Day this year with a stand on the Esplanade in Boston. “Vivek’s stand took in $96.06, thanks to the generous tips of the people of Boston, says Rathinasamy. “Parking cost more than expected and unsold inventory had to be sold back to Mom for well under cost. The venture capitalists (I mean, parents) got paid back in full, so he won’t have extra chores to do. After paying for gas, capital lease expenses for the juicer, etc., $41.11 of profit remained! Vivek is donating $24.67 (60%) to the One Fund Boston and Udavum Karangal; $16.44 remains for buying a good book—err, video game. Best of all, he had fun and received a crash course in entrepreneurship while he was at it. Thanks a lot!”
Mary Quilty ’97
Mary Quilty and her daughter, Rhen, chose to join a team at one of our city stands in Copley Square on Lemonade Day. “Rhen had an amazing time and was selling lemonade as the tent was being closed down!” says Quilty. “She loved it—she even started selling the promotional materials and using them as lures to the stand. A natural!”
Karen Kerr M’12
Karen Kerr reached out with an idea to utilize the Lemonade Day curriculum as an activity at the Bright Horizons Centers that she works with as a field marketing specialist. “AMAZING!!! The center raised $175 for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children,” she says, reflecting on the day.