UC Law Community Raises Almost $9000 for Haiti Relief
Responding to the devastation in Haiti, members of the UC Law School Community came together over the past six weeks to raise almost $9000 for charity. Led by the Student Bar Association, students planned several major events to help raise funds for Partners in Health, a renown humanitarian organization that has been on the ground since the earthquake.
In February, UC held a Pancake Brunch and raised $700 with the help of faculty and staff contributions. “The pancake breakfast really showed us how much energy and enthusiasm the campus had for working together and helping Haiti,” said Students for Haiti co-chairperson Lindsey Wilkes ‘12. “We took that momentum and started thinking about how we could do even more.”
Other events and initiatives that took place at the law school to raise money included the Black Law Student Association’s raffle, a texting campaign with the faculty’s help and a very generous contribution from the UC Law Alumni Association.
Relief efforts culminated at SBA’s Karaoke for Haiti night, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff turned out for a night of fun and charity. UC raised over $1,600 for the event, thanks in large part to local businesses offsetting costs by donating food and drink for the evening.
“From faculty and staff members joining us at karaoke to the Alumni Association’s generous support to businesses throughout the community pitching in, this has truly been a community-wide effort,” said SBA President Erin Moosbrugger ‘10. “Through all our efforts, we hope to make a tremendous impact for the people of Haiti.”
Thanks to everyone in the UC community and a generous match from an outside donor, $8,741 was sent to Partners in Health, making this contribution one of the largest law school donations in the country.
“We are so grateful to the UC law community, and particularly the Alumni Association, for coming together and helping us make such a tremendous impact on this important issue,” said Students for Haiti co-chairperson Allison Kendall ‘12. “We hope this is the start of many more projects we can work on together.”
Special thanks to all Haiti relief effort sponsors, particularly: The Urban Morgan Human Rights Institute, Chipotle Restaurants, Kroger's, and the Students for Haiti Committee: Marli Schippers, Megan Collard, Joe Sherman, Allison Kendall, Sarah Topy, Jesse Draud and Lindsey Wilkes.