‘1% Campaign’ Raises 1.5 Million HUF for Roma Access Program

October 22, 2013

The so-called “1 percent campaign” is a Hungarian government program through which employees can request that 1 percent of their taxes be directed toward a charity of their choice. In 2012, CEU employees could choose to donate to CEU, with proceeds going to its Roma Access Programs. The Development Office reports that thanks to CEU community member generosity, 1,543,872 HUF (about $7,050) was raised. The contributions will support Roma Access Programs to offer its students a curriculum that helps young Roma develop a network of intellectuals capable of working across borders for the benefit of the Roma community.