27 East interviews Dillon Kab

She may still be in high school, but Ross School student Dillon Kab has created a company that she hopes she can grow well into her college years, and beyond.

In the spring, Dillon established Connecs, a limited liability company that creates customized fundraising programs for nonprofit organizations. Connecs is responsible not only for developing and carrying out a program, but also furnishing websites, press releases and other materials to help market it.

Dillon’s first program, Ties for a Cure, raises money for the Max Cure Foundation, a pediatric cancer charity. She has been selling neckwear donated by Dr. John Brennan of Hampton Handmade Ties—the local orthopedic surgeon happens to have a tie business as well—at local events and stores for $25. Dillon donates 85 percent of the gross revenue to the nonprofit. Over the past few weeks she has already raised $2,000, which has gone directly to Max Cure’s Roar Beyond Barriers Program, which serves low-income families with children being treated at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

 

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East Hampton Patch

A local student at Ross School in East Hampton recently started a charitable initiative as part of her Senior Project.

For her project, Dillon Kab started Connecs LLC , a business that creates fundraising programs for non-profits and charities.

While she started the program for school, she plans to continue the business after she graduates.

Ross School Blog Post talks about Ties for a Cure!

Ross School senior Dillon Kab is busy making a positive difference in the lives of children and families battling cancer. For her Senior Project, she started a company, Connecs LLC, that creates programs to raise money for nonprofits. Her first program, “Ties for a Cure,” benefits the Max Cure Foundation, which supports low-income and military families with a child battling cancer at the Stony Brook Pediatric Cancer Center. Her initial goal is to raise $25,000, and she has already sent the first monthly check for $2,000 to the charity. The support will typically be in the form of gift cards so the families can buy food and clothing.

The Independent covers Ties for a Cure

Excerpt: Dillon Kab loves marketing. Seventeen years old and at the beginning of her senior year at Ross School, she's looking at business schools like NYU for next year. If the senior project she's launched continues to perform as it did upon rollout this month, business schools may come looking for her.