The 1971 concert pioneered the all-star rock benefit concert model, which has since been widely emulated for various causes worldwide. The benefit raised over $15 million to support UNICEF programs providing lifesaving assistance to children caught in humanitarian emergencies.
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Two members of the University of Pennsylvania Campus Initiative Club, Penn for UNICEF, accepted the award for raising the most funds for UNICEF of any other campus in the country during this year’s Campus Challenge. Anthony Leem and Raphaelle Hours were thanked by Jonathan Clyde representing the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, Justin Rudisille representing the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), and Caryl Stern, CEO and President of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Many thanks to all the registered and participating campuses in the “Help us save some lives” George Harrison Fund for UNICEF and ACUI campus challenge!
For the second consecutive year, UNICEF has partnered with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF in a nationwide fundraising challenge on campuses from August 1, 2009 through April 1, 2010.
The Campus Challenge encourages students to raise awareness and funds to save children around the world. TO date, college students have raised over $150,000 for UNICEF’s life-saving work; and we hope to raise even more funds next year.
The current top five campuses are (in alphabetical order):
- Brigham Young University
- Georgetown University
- Kent State University
- New Jersey Institute of Technology
- University of Pennsylvania
We are still calculating all of the donations so get yours in! All donations made or postmarked by April 1, 2010 will qualify. If you’d like additional information visit the Campus Challenge website.
Thank you for your participation and stay tuned to learn of the winning campus and to get your campus club join next year’s challenge.
Last week, a group of U.S. Fund for UNICEF representatives and I joined UNICEF ambassador Alyssa Milano at the University of North Texas (UNT) to celebrate their winning the “ Help Us Save Some Lives” Campus Challenge, sponsored by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.
I blogged a few weeks back about the “Help us save some lives!” Campus Challenge.
UNICEF has partnered with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF in a nationwide challenge, where fundraising efforts will be matched dollar for dollar by the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF. Watch this special message from UNICEF Ambassador Alyssa Milano abut the challenge.
The challenge launched on September 5, 2008 and will conclude on February 28, 2009 with the goal of raising $150,000. We are happy to announce that we currently have more than 20 universities and colleges registered to date, and we’ll be unveiling a media outreach strategy this fall to continue recruiting participating campuses. To sign up your alma mater involved or to learn more, please visit the campus challenge site or email email@example.com.
I’m excited to announce that UNICEF has just launched a new partnership with the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF to promote a fundraising challenge on college campuses across America. The Help Us Save Some Lives Campus Challenge runs from September 5, 2008 to February 28, 2009.
In 1971, George Harrison helped organize two concerts at Madison Square Garden, which raised over $15 million for the impoverished Bangladeshi people. By participating in the Campus Challenge, college students honor his legacy and show their committment to helping save some lives!
The Campus Challenge encourages students to raise awareness and funds to save children around the world. The college campus that raises the most funds postmarked by February 28, 2009 will host a celebrity UNICEF supporter, who will address students on campus. Visit our Campus Challenge website for more information about how you can get involved.
And if you are a member of the UNICEF Campus Initiative, get your campus club to join today!