When my son entered junior high school, I discovered that he possessed exceptional visual
skills, but was having difficulty with spelling. From working in the technology field for so long,
my first reaction was to find a software program allowing him to utilize his strong visual
talent while learning how to spell in a fun and entertaining way. I was engulfed in the endless
possibilities of a program or game that would interact with my child and improve his ability to
As I searched every store and website I could find, there just wasn’t a product that was simple
and easy. I knew there was a way and set out to create it. I even believed if I was able to create
the right spelling program, I could partner with schools to use it as a fundraising tool, diverging
from the traditional approach of selling sweets and focusing more on the development of our
youth. At that time, I was ahead of my time but I never lost my desire.
Years later, I received a panicked phone call from my 12-year-old granddaughter that her Mom
might have appendicitis and was unable to drive her to the open house for a new magnet school, she wanted to attend.
While we were there, I listened to the exciting new ways children would learn there and was
saddened by the fact that in order to implement such impactful, innovative teaching methods
they would need to raise more funds than the traditional schools. At that moment, I realized that
I couldn’t wait any longer and I needed to play an active role in providing the much needed
financial support for my granddaughter and children with dreams everywhere.
Now, with multiple Internet connected devices in almost every home, I realized they are all being
used as learning tools in the classroom and my idea came into focus. The Technology is now in place to
support the new way of fundraising. For better educational experiences for our youth, for better
access to educational tools, and a better way to do business that supports school systems, we
built A Better Fundraiser.