First CEU Philanthropy Day Raises 80,000 HUF for Students, Children

December 3, 2013

The CEU community in Budapest came together Nov. 15 for the University’s first-ever Philanthropy Day. This student-led initiative raised funds for the CEU Alumni Campaign’s Student Emergency Fund and a local nonprofit, Hope for Children. Students, alumni, and staff offered home-baked treats (and fresh Starbucks coffee) in the Octagon, collecting voluntary donations. By day’s end, more than 130 students—a third of all students on campus that day—had pledged their support, raising more than 80,000 HUF. Afterward, students hosted a “We Love Budapest” event in Nador 13, featuring dozens of student singers, musicians, and spoken-word artists performing to a packed house. For pictures and video and more information, see