2018 Annual Day of Giving Raises over $204,167 For Students

2018 Annual Day of Giving Raises over $204,167 For Students

2018 Annual Day of Giving Raises over $204,167 For Students

On Wednesday, November 14, the John Jay community came together to raise over $204,167 for our students. Our initial goal of raising $50,000 for the Student Emergency Fund was surpassed, raising $104,167—over seven times the amount raised last year for the fund. And, the first $50,000 will be matched two-to-one by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation.

“Your actions on the Annual Day of Giving demonstrates our community’s compassion and support for the most vulnerable among us. —Karol V. Mason, President of John Jay College

The Student Emergency Fund is critical for many students facing food and housing insecurity, family crises, and catastrophic events. Its main purpose is to help students overcome these obstacles, allowing them to stay in College, and reach the graduation finish line.

The Annual Day of Giving was also a tremendous success in terms of community support and spirit. Almost 100 volunteers manned the phones, and over 352 people donated generously to the fund. “So many of you participated from every corner of our community, including administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, and students,” said President Karol V. Mason. “Your actions on the Annual Day of Giving demonstrates our community’s compassion and support for the most vulnerable among us. Thank you.”

“I’m glad we beat our fundraising goal by such a large amount.” —Fatime Uruci, ’18

For Fatime Uruci, Class of 2018 Student Council President, making phone calls was actually her favorite part of the day. “It really was heartwarming to see how many people showed up this year,” said Uruci. “It was also a nice surprise to see that the care-kit initiative our Student Council started was being highlighted as one of the things that John Jay is doing to help our students in need. I was happy to help out even in the slightest way, and I’m glad we beat our fundraising goal by such a large amount.”  

Scenes from the day:

President Karol V. Mason with Jules Kroll, Chairman of the Board of John Jay College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees
President Karol V. Mason with Jules Kroll, Chairman of the Board of John Jay College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees

President Karol V. Mason with Jules Kroll, Chairman of the Board of John Jay College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees
Mason getting psyched up for calls. 

Mason greeting a four-legged friend.
Mason greeting a four-legged friend. 

Students and staff manning the phones
Students and staff manning the phones. 

Senior VP Steven Titan connecting with a donor
Senior VP Steven Titan connecting with a donor

The John Jay Cheerleading Squad with two excited bloodhounds
The John Jay Cheerleading Squad with two excited bloodhounds

Bloodhound spirit!
Bloodhound spirit! 

President Karol V. Mason talking a “volunteer” through the process
President Karol V. Mason talking a “volunteer” through the process

Success!
Success!