FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY CARES INITIATIVE SURPASSES 80TH ANNIVERSARY GOAL BY RAISING MORE THAN $80,000 FOR CHARITY
The 80th Anniversary Committee of Berkeley College is pleased to announce that during 2011 more than $80,000 was raised through Berkeley Cares, an initiative to support charities that serve local communities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health, and student success.
“Berkeley College has a long tradition of serving organizations in the local community,” said Annette Long, Berkeley College Vice President, Administration, and Co-Chair of the 80th Anniversary Committee.
“As part of our anniversary theme, ‘Berkeley College – Changing Lives for 80 Years,’ the College had set a goal of raising at least $80,000 for charities through participation in various community service events and activities,” added Laura Jewell, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Co-Chair of the 80th Anniversary Committee. “We are proud to announce we have raised more than $80,000, and the campaign has not yet ended.”
The organizations that received $1,000 or more include: the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American Diabetes Association, the American Red Cross, Fashion for Autism, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Passaic and Paterson, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Food Bank of New York, the Japan Relief Fund, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the March of Dimes, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Ms. Jewell extended thanks to the many students, staff and faculty who gave both their time and financial resources to support this successful Berkeley community effort.
A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls nearly 8,700 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu
Photo Caption: Funds raised during the 5th Annual Berkeley College Charity Fashion Show supported autism awareness and contributed to the more than $80,000 raised through Berkeley Cares. The Berkeley Cares initiative supported charities serving local communities in the critical areas of food, shelter, health, and student success during 2011 – in celebration of the 80th anniversary year of Berkeley College.
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