EVENT DATE: Apr 24, 2017
In September 2016, the University of Maryland announced the launch of a campus-wide “Do Good” initiative. This initiative aims to educate and inspire a Do Good generation of students and alumni to apply their education, skills, and values to make an impact on the great societal challenges of our time — such as poverty, health inequity, injustice, food and water security, and climate change. It is rooted in our land-grant mission of putting knowledge into practice for social and economic betterment.
April has been designated as the ‘Do Good’ month at the University of Maryland Alumni Association, and as such, alumni networks are encouraged to participate in a form of community service. In response to the University’s “Do Good’ mission, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences' Alumni Network is hosting a fundraising dinner in support of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Silver Spring, which offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees displaced by war, persecution or natural disaster. In directly supporting the IRC, we applaud the IRC’s efforts in providing recently resettled refuges with basic necessities – such as clothing and household items–as well as programming and staffing resources they need to start rebuilding their lives within our local communities.
We are proud to live up to the College of Behavioral and Social Science’s motto to Be the Solution to the world’s greatest challenge and we hope you'll join us on our philanthropic effort in support of refugees within our local communities.