Stephanie Michelle Hollowell sent a message to James Goodnight CEO, SAS Institute - email address that said:
Dear Mr. Goodnight,
My name is Stephanie Hollowell. I have been a resident of Como, NC for almost a year. I used to reside in Chesapeake, VA whete I attended Oscar Smith High and completed about 10,000 hours of community service with my student government association. I took the liberty of reading all about you and your company SAS. I too would like to become an honorable person like you. I am currently trying to go back to school to obtain my associates degree. Currently I am a mother of a beautiful 9 month old working 40 hours a week. The reason I am reaching out to you Mr. Goodnight is to ask for a donation to help get out of a financial rut I am in. I owe roughly $15000. Not to mention I would like to obtain a more stable home for us. Being a single mom is tough. I want more than anything for my son to be proud of me. His father does not contribute to anything financial. I would like $150,000 donation to obtain financial stability. Theres no way I can do this on my own. I have even met with financial advisors and the truth is that I am at my wits end. There is more money going out than I make a month. Mr. Goodnight, please consider helping my son and I. It took alot of courage for me to reach out to you. Anything would help.
Stephanie M. Hollowell.