Andyshea Saberioon ’10 Starts PledgeCents To Promote Better Educational Opportunities for K-12
Publication Date: 4/8/2013
When alumnus Andyshea Saberioon was a student at Rhodes, he was committed to raising awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Now he is cofounder of PledgeCents, a new online platform focused on maximizing fundraising capabilities for K-12.
Because of the scarce resources and funding at so many schools, he and cofounder Ricky Johnson are passionate about investing in the education of children around the globe.
PledgeCents is set up to raise funds for everything from educational programming to playground equipment to daily supplies such as pencils and text books. Its slogan is “Because Every Cent Counts!”
One of the first fundraising efforts of PledgeCents is a Community Demonstration Garden which was started by Rhodes alumna Elizabeth Monda who teaches at Corning Achievement Elementary School in Memphis. PledgeCents is hoping to raise at least $3,000 for the garden which will provide cross-curricular connections with visual art, language arts, math and science.
PledgeCents made its public debut in February in Saberioon’s hometown of Houston, Texas where he graduated from Second Baptist High School. He graduated from Rhodes in 2010 with a B.A. in business.