Aid for Earthquake Victims

 

 

Haiti logoColby’s Help Haiti campaign, which began in January with a goal of $18,000, reached a fundraising total of more than $70,000 in February following a benefit dinner that brought in donations from alumni, the local community, students, faculty, and staff.

The list of students involved in Colby’s fundraising efforts for Haiti relief this spring includes entire sports teams, whole a cappella groups, clubs, and dozens of individuals—plus all those who supported the cause by contributing financially.

First-year students Danny Garin and Lisa Kaplan started the effort with a T-shirt fundraiser, and students across campus sported the $10 shirts. Phase two of the effort—the dinner and silent auction, organized under the guidance of faculty and staff at the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement—brought in many more thousands of dollars for the Stand With Haiti campaign of Partners in Health. And two anonymous alumni donors issued a $25,000 matching challenge. “It’s just incredible how the community came together in support of a nation thousands of miles away,” Garin told the Morning Sentinel.

“I’m so happy and proud everything came together so well. We exceeded our expectations threefold.”
 
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