Message from the President:
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Berkeley College sends our heartfelt concern and prayers to the nation of Haiti and those that have lost friends and family in this disaster. This tragedy touches the hearts of humanity around the globe. Our College community has been personally affected as several students and associates are at this moment awaiting word concerning the welfare of their loved ones.
Berkeley College is mobilizing a multi-campus effort, through our community outreach "Berkeley Cares" program, to assist in the relief effort. Student leaders, faculty and associates are planning fund-raising events, collecting donated goods, and volunteering for long term projects to help with the rebuild of Port-au-Prince.
In the days and weeks that follow, we encourage the Berkeley Community to give generously to relief organizations and to become actively involved in these short and long term support efforts. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The only true gift is a portion of thyself."
Dario A. Cortes, PhD
The Berkeley College community is raising funds through activites and events for the Haiti Relief effort. The donations will be distributed to four relief organizations that are rated as the most efficient in allocating their funds to their programs and administrative operations.
The relief groups are:
If you are part of the Berkeley community and would like to participate in these efforts, please donate cash or write a check payable to one of the four relief organizations listed above. The Office of Student Development and Campus Life at each location will be responsible for the collection of donations.
Please call the individuals below for additional information:
Erin Selby - Online - ext. 6399
Kevin Frey - Woodbridge - ext. 2330
Sandra Garcia - Newark - ext. 6185
Jennifer Litvak - Paramus - ext. 1736
Amy Young - Woodland Park - ext. 1323
Conrad Walker - White Plains - ext. 3300
Victoria Gray - Midtown NYC - ext. 4213
Sharod Tomlinson - Downtown NYC - ext. 4571