I am deeply honored to serve again as Chair of The CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving in 2013. This is the Campaign's 30th year! In those three decades, CUNY employees have contributed millions of dollars to support charities that are making an impact on our campuses, in our neighborhoods and across the country.
Last year, many people in our University community were directly affected by Hurricane Sandy. For many families and neighborhoods, the rebuilding is ongoing and will continue for some time. CUNY employees responded to the needs of storm victims in many ways, including giving generously to charities through The CUNY Campaign. With our gifts, we funded vital programs that support a stronger community, more resilient families, healthier lives, promising futures, and an improved world.
Our campaign theme this year, "The Power of One," reflects the impact that each one of us can have by taking a single action. Did you know that the CUNY workforce numbers nearly forty thousand people? If each of us gave only one dollar, it would still amount to quite a sum. My point is, through one gift to The CUNY Campaign, we can change lives. There is no more compelling reason to participate than that.
I invite you to peruse the campaign website and learn how one person – you – can make a difference by joining CUNY's tradition of giving. On behalf of the University and all those that The CUNY Campaign helps, thank you.
Disclaimer: The University provides an array of organizations from which employees can choose to donate their funds. The inclusion of an organization in the campaign should not be seen as an endorsement of the organization by CUNY.