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When everyone you know is passing the hat, who gets supported and who gets the shaft? Welcome to the new ethics of crowdfunding.

Rhiana Maidenberg
The goal: $40,000 for Sunnyside Elementary
The get: $39,789*
The site: GoFundMe

*All totals as of press time

Kashif Abdullah
The goal: $520,000 for a down payment on a new building
The get: $18,036 so far
The site: Indiegogo


Dominic Eik, Daiyah Taylor, and Rachel Edwards
The goal: $8,000 to send 40 S.F. teens on a road trip
The get: $355 so far
The site: GoFundMe

Michele Turner
The goal: $14,000 for living expenses while she fights breast cancer
The get: $11,747 so far
The site: GoFundMe

Adrian Arias
The goal: $3,800 for a book about an art project he did at the de Young
The get: $3,902 so far
The site: Indiegogo

Adam Roszkiewicz and Lief Karlstrom
The goal: $5,000 for their band, Small Town Therapy
The get: $5,315
The site: Kickstarter

Jennifer Ng
The goal: $5,000 to write travel book for ice cream addicts
The get: $7,098
The site: Kickstarter

Julia Rhee, Jenny Ton, and Linda Yang
The goal: $20,000 for an Asian Vagina Monologues
The get: $2,526
The site: Indiegogo

Atticus Anderson
The goal: $6,000 to make the Grip Clip eyeglass pencil holder
The get: $6,211
The site: Kickstarter

Lauren Bellenie, Dana Robie, and Lucas Waldron
The goal: $5,000 to get to a college comedy competition
The get: $1,258
The site: GoFundMe

Hugo Martin and Marika Cotter
The goal: $14,500 for a hipster As You Like It
The get: $8,090
The site: Indiegogo