Student Philanthropy Committee raises money for scholarships

Maria Langan | News Editor

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Spontaneous acts of love decked the halls of Western as the Student Philanthropy Committee raised a whopping $630 for scholarships last week.

Student Philanthropy is a committee under the Student Government Association (SGA) that was established last year by Louise Carrozza as a means to raise money for scholarships. Last week’s sale was the committee’s first Valentine fundraiser.
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The current chair, Ryan Hawley, said he has ambitious goals for this semester. He wants to re-instill Carrozza’s vision, and give back to students by the end of this year.

According to Jenna DiCiacco, a member of the committee, students showed appreciation for the fundraiser, and many generously donated even if they didn’t buy anything.

“It was a huge success overall,” said DiCiacco, “And it was made clear the profits are going to a great cause that could potentially benefit the buyer at the end of the semester.”

ryanalisonThe committee aims to give away a tuition scholarship. Otherwise, book scholarships will be dispersed as gift cards to Western’s book store.

According to Hawley, the committee’s 2nd annual Lip Sync is going to be a major upcoming event, whereupon the scholarship may be announced. The Lip Sync will feature awards, gift cards and refreshments.

“The vision is to let students know there’s a committee that’s looking out for them and their financial hardships,” said Hawley, “We’re just trying to give back to students, and instill hope so they won’t be worried about college.”



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