Beginning Monday, November 26, SUNY will be pinning stories of giving, service, and kindness originating from each of our 64 campuses and the communities that these schools are a part of.
With over 467,000 students, SUNY consistently takes advantage of the opportunity it has to be a significant impact in communities across New York State. The 30 Days of Giving campaign is a great way to recognize students and community partners involved in the many projects that happen all year round at each SUNY campus and their surrounding communities. The byproduct of taking volunteerism to scale is not only building character in our students themselves as they join our over three million alumni, but also to set an example of impact as the nation’s largest university system.
Genesee Community College
Genesee Community College students in the Business Forum Club made a big splash for a local charity. The fourth annual Ducky Derby raised more than $2,500 for the United Way – the most money to date for the event. Students sold 1,080 numbered rubber ducks, which were then set free in the Olympic-sized pool at the Batavia Campus. With the help of a ‘current’ created by members of the College’s Swim Team, the first duck that made it to the end of the pool won the race to the hooting, hollering and cheers of a captive fan base of staff, students and faculty.
The money raised was used to benefit the Genesee County United Way. Volunteer GCC Business Forum Club students Samantha Callisher and Amanda Scherer served as project managers for the 2012 Duck Derby.
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