1-877 BLACKPR (252-2577)
For Immediate Release
April 07, 2010
Contact Information

Krystal Giles
989-482-8620
PR Chair, CHANGE Haiti
Samantha Wallace
254-498-5038
Chairperson, CHANGE Haiti

(BPRW) CLARK ATLANTA GRAD STUDENTS RAISE FUNDS FOR HAITI EARTHQUAKE ONE PENNY AT A TIME

Graduate Business Students organize a fundraising campaign to help Haitian earthquake victims


( BLACK PR WIRE) ( April 7, 2010) ATLANTA, GA – Students in the Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Graduate School of Business have kicked off a campus wide fundraiser in support of the people of Haiti, left devastated in the wake of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on January 12, 2010. As the world sprung into action, so did the students of CAU with a fundraising campaign called “CHANGE Haiti.” Students hope to collect $5,000 in pocket change in support of the cause.

CHANGE Haiti is a university-wide loose change campaign that launched on March 1st and ends April 30th. This idea of MBA and MA Students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship Course has now morphed into a university wide campaign. The goal is to raise $5,000 by enlisting the help of CAU students, faculty, and staff to donate their loose change throughout the duration of the campaign, hence the name “CHANGE Haiti”.

According to Chauncey Wilson, 2nd Year MBA Student, “If everyone collectively donates a small amount we can impact Haiti in a big way.”

The loose change will be collected on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in highly trafficked areas on campus, the student center, Carl and Mary Ware building, and the Robert W. Woodruff Library. The proceeds will be given to support the Haiti Education Foundation and will sponsor children to attend school.

To create more awareness for Haiti and the campaign, students have designed “CHANGE Haiti” t-shirts that will be sold on campus. The students are also seeking corporate sponsors to match the amount raised. If you are interested in making a financial contribution or becoming a corporate sponsor please contact Samantha Wallace at saw_wallace@hotmail.com.
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For more information and to follow the campaign’s progress, become a fan of CHANGE Haiti: CAU Student Initiative on Facebook.

About CAU School of Business Administration (SBA):
CAUSBA was one of the first Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) in the nation to have its undergraduate and graduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Business Week magazine recognized CAUSBA as one of the top 70 business programs and the second "Fastest Return on Investments" of MBA programs in the nation. The CAUSBA is ranked among the Top Five institutions as the "Best College or University for African Americans" by Black Enterprise magazine and was recognized as one of the elite MBA programs in the country by Business 2.0 magazine.

About Clark Atlanta University:
Formed in 1988 by the consolidation of two historic institutions, Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University is the largest of the United Negro College Fund institutions with an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students. Clark Atlanta University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone 404-679-4501) to award the Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist and Doctor’s degrees. The Carnegie Classification lists CAU as a Research University – High Research Activity. CAU is listed as one of the best southeastern colleges by The Princeton Review and has been selected to the Washington Monthly’s 2008 list of best colleges and universities. National business and consumer publications rank Clark Atlanta high among the best buys in American higher education.