17,072.

19 Oct

When NU Stands with Pakistan started fundraising at Northwestern, we projected a symbolic, yet entirely attainable goal. In three weeks, we had hoped to raise 1 dollar for every NU undergraduate on campus – a total that came to $8,536. Some told us we should set our sights lower, while others thought we were underestimating ourselves. Three weeks later, we stand looking at our total, and we are both humbled and amazed by the generosity of the Northwestern community. With that, we give you this announcement:

People of every background came together to make this happen. We’d like to thank the students groups for their participation, with a special thanks to A&O for donating 1 dollar from every ticket sold for the Kid Cudi & Snoop Dogg Concert!

Our thanks go out to these organizations for their commitment to our cause:

  • A&O Productions
  • South Asian Student Alliance 
  • Muslim Cultural Student Association 
  • Global Engagement Summit 
  • GlobeMed 
  • NUCHR 
  • Amnesty International
  • Dance Marathon
  • NU Wildside 
  • International Students Association 
  • College Democrats 
  • AIESEC 
  • Residential College Board 
  • Residential Hall Association 
  • Multi-Ethnic Intervarsity 
  • Northwestern University Panhellenic Association 
  • Asian American Intervarsity  
  • Vertigo 
  • Coalition of Colors 
  • Kellogg Students Association 
  • North by Northwestern  
  • The Daily Northwestern 

However – the tragedy has not ended. Though we may have done our part financially, it is important for us to continue the conversation that we started. What role do Northwestern students play in the global community? When tragedy strikes, are we the first to respond? These are questions we must continually push ourselves on.

Thank you Northwestern.

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2 Responses to “17,072.”

  1. Drew Kennedy October 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    Wow…it’s PRECISELY twice as much as the goal.

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