With Hurricanes Irene and Lee behind us, many communities in New York are on the long road ahead to rebuild.
While the physical damage to SUNY campuses was relatively minor, some of our students’ families were not as fortunate. Many students have been left without a home, due to flooding and other damage. Others saw a complete loss of their personal belongings, except the clothing on their backs.
In the spirit of kinship and community, we ask the SUNY family to band together and help those most affected. With over 465,000 students, 88,000 faculty and staff, and over 3 million alumni, imagine the scope of aid we can bring to our SUNY students in need.
We ask that you make a $5 or $10 donation to the SUNY Helps Fund, which will award scholarships for the affected students’ academic expenses, in conjunction with local campus efforts.
Together, we can ease the financial burden of these families during these tough times.
If you are more comfortable writing a check to support our relief efforts, please feel free to do so.
Make checks payable to "SUNY Research Foundation—SUNY Helps Fund" and send to:
The SUNY Helps fund was created on September 20, 2011 by a resolution passed by the SUNY Board of Trustees [link] enabling SUNY to receive donations to provide assistance for SUNY students affected by significant damage during the 2011 hurricane season. The fund will accept donations from students, faculty, staff, and community members to be put towards students’ academic expenses and will be combined with local campus efforts to ease the financial burden placed upon these students.
SUNY’s size enables us to have extraordinary collective impact—and with full participation this is an opportunity to put that power to work for New Yorkers in need.
The State University of New York Board of Trustees today passed a resolution authorizing the Chancellor to create a SUNY Helps Fund to receive donations that will enable SUNY to provide assistance to students affected by significant storm/flooding damage during the 2011 hurricane season. Click here to read the resolution [PDF].
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