2019 R2M Birthday Project: Rob Benedict, Richard Speight, Jr. and Matt Cohen

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Photos courtesy of Staff Photographer Mandi Lea Photography
Photos courtesy of Staff Photographer Mandi Lea Photography

Welcome back to our annual R2M Birthday Project for Rob Benedict, Richard Speight, Jr., and Matt Cohen!

These three, who fans like to collectively call “R2M”, are some of our staff’s favorites and have been nothing but supportive of our site and our staff, so we thought we’d give a little of what we could back.

The three of them share birthdays all within the same month, so we decided to come together to launch the R2M Birthday Project! Rich’s birthday is September 4, Rob’s birthday is September 21, and Matt’s birthday is September 28.

We did the first R2M Birthday Project last year, and raised a total of over $1,700 for the charities listed below.

How to Get Involved

Want to get involved in the project? Here’s how. We’re asking you to donate directly to the charity for the person you’re donating for, to celebrate their birthday.

For Rob, that will be the American Stroke Association. CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

For Rich, that will be Feeding America. CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

For Matt, that will be Random Acts. CLICK HERE TO DONATE!


It’s simple!

Step 1. Screenshot your confirmation showing how much you donated. (Please crop or blur out your personal info!)

Step 2. Send your screenshot to staff@nerdsandbeyond.com (Did we mention you need to crop out sensitive personal info? You do.)

Once you’ve done those two things, you’re entered! We’ll add your name to the list of Donors at the end of this post and we’ll add your donation to the running total for the charity!  **You MUST email us the screenshot in order to be included in the total, the list of donors, and be eligible to win the raffle packs!!**


This campaign will run until September 1.

The Goal

The goal is to raise $1,000 for each of the three charities.

The Swag

For anyone who donates, we will be raffling off three prize packs! There is a prize pack for each of the actors. If you donate towards Rich’s charity, you will be entered for Rich’s prize pack, same for Rob and for Matt.

If you donate to all three, you’ll be entered to win all three prize packs (while you’ll be entered to win any of the three, you’re only eligible to win one – not all three!).

*We’re adding a last-minute surprise! Anyone who donates will be entered to win an autograph of your choice of Rob, Rich, or Matt.* (The autograph will be obtained by one of our staff at a convention, and we’ll have it personalized for you as long as they’re doing so at the convention!).

The drawings will be done at the end of the campaign, on September 2nd, by a random name generator.


The Counters

Rob Benedict [America Stroke Association]
[thermometer raised=912 target=1000 width=15% align=center alt=off]

Rich Speight, Jr. [Feeding America]
[thermometer raised=1051.10 target=1000 width=15% align=center alt=off]

Matt Cohen [Random Acts]
[thermometer raised=590 target=1000 width=15% align=center alt=off]

The Donors

Sarah R.

Nancy M.

Cara C.

Susan R.

Miranda M.

Jamie L.

Finn P.

Katie M.

Alison K.

Angela D.

Melissa G.

Lada B.

Lisa W.

Teri J.

Cherilyn S.

Mariah C.

Teri S.

Amy S.

Kendra F.

Laura W.

Lynne J.

Amanda D.

Sheri O.

Tiana R.

Kathy S.

Jennifer G.

Amy A.

Heather R.

Hannah P.

Angele D.

Lindsay R.

Jamie L.

Ann P.

Diana S.

Delaney Q.

Amy H.

Tricia A.

Ammarina S.

Rachel S.

Liz S.

Victoria C.

Regina M.

Angela G.

Vicky G.

Chelsea R.

Jessica J.

Christine S.

Lisa P.

Rosie H.

Natasha L.

Nicole M.

Ana P.

Emily B.

Denise S.

Carrie R.

Jennifer B.


Emma H.


Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning.

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By Briar
Briar is the Editor-in-Chief of Nerds and Beyond. She has been running the site since 2015 with the goal of being a unique, professional news site dedicated to all the things she loved - and providing fans with the best content available. Briar oversees the day-to-day operations and runs all of the social media. She loves all things Disney, Star Wars, Supernatural and anything tech related. You can follow her @thebriarroseee.
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