Carlos Arena:

My fundraising goal: $2,000

I am participating in this years Nautica New York City Triathlon on Sunday August 7th to raise funds for the Children of Peru Foundation. I did the NY Marathon a few years ago, & I represented Mexico, my country, in the 1996 Olympics, swimming 100 & 200 backstroke, but this will be my first triathlon! Fernando Bravo is not racing this year, but this charity is of special significance to him & he joined forces with the ‘Arena’ team.

The Children of Peru Foundation makes grants to a select group of non-governmental organizations working in Peru to provide better health-care & education for poor children. Check out this website for more information on their great projects. 

Recently I have been traveling a lot to Peru for my work. I learned to love the country, its people & its culture (specially the food). I also saw the poverty. So when Fernando & I got the opportunity to raise money for this great cause, we decided to sign up & help.

PLEASE support me as I race the Nautica NYC Triathlon on August 7th, by donating to the Children of Peru Foundation. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.

I have donated $250 & this amount will be matched by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Every dollar contributed by a GS employee will be matched by the bank's Foundation. If you are a GS employee, first make your donation online as per below. In order for GS to match your important contribution, go to Goldman’s webpage -> Community (Top Banner) -> Volunteer -> Matching Gift Program (on left hand side) -> Log In. There, request an on-line approval & add “Children of Peru Foundation Inc” as a new organization under your profile (located in NY, zip 10065 and under the “Health & Human Services” Category). The organization has already been pre-registered & has ID 21042.

Here are the two ways you can help:

1 Click the link below to make a donation online through PayPal. You will get an email notification once you submit your donation, however it will take about 24 hours to view your donation on this page.

2 Or you can also send a check made payable to "Children of Peru Foundation" (write my name on the memo line in order for this contribution to count as part of my fund-raising goal) & send it to:

Children of Peru Foundation
340 East 64th Street, Suite 2G
New York, NY 10065

All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Thank you so much for your support!


$  250 Carlos Arena
$  150 Fernando Bravo
$  100 Jennifer Kivitz
$  100 Stuart Kasdin - Best of Luck, happy to support the Children of Peru.
$    75 Matthew Traina
$  100 Fernando Rivera
$  200 Carlos Arena Fernandez
$  100 Samuel Villegas
$    50 Mateo Ugas
$1575 Goldman Sachs Foundation
$  100 Pedro Menendez Z.
$  100 Alejandro Perez Reyes
$    50 Antonio Talledo
$    20 Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce of New York
$  100 Pedro Scherer
$    75 Martha Rocha
$  100 Sergio Galves
$    50 Julio Carrasco
$  150 Beatriz Sanchez
$  140 Carlos Arena -  Txs to Pankaj Jhamb, Alonso Garza & Raul Guzman
$    60 Martin Mongrut
$  100 Jorge Gonzalez
$  100 Cristina Estrada
$  100 Juan Lorenzo

Run for Peru!!