Philanthropy Week

Building Tomorrow: Positive Change through Philanthropy

Philanthropy – the power of giving back – built this university into a vibrant learning community and is the key to sustaining its future.

Every year CEU celebrates that power during annual Philanthropy Week, in the fall term. Join as we explore the possibilities philanthropy is unlocking in higher education, celebrate what we’ve been given, and spotlight how we can all make a positive contribution and build a better tomorrow. On campus, at events around the world and online, Philanthropy Week is when CEU’s global community comes together to make positive change happen, through acts of generosity great and small.

Learn More & Get Involved:

There are many ways to celebrate giving, learn more, and help build a better tomorrow, through fun, empowering events in Budapest and around the world (see events, left).

Get Social:

  1. Take to social media to share your CEU story – how the university helped you or impacted the work you do – and #ThankYouCEU. Or, share pics from your student days with #CEUthrowback.
  2. Crosspost and hashtag the above, plus #CEUPhilanthropyWeek on your account as well as CEU Alumni & Friends Facebook

Give Back: 

CEU needs your support more than ever to keep educating future leaders dedicated to free inquiry and open society. Make your gift to the alumni campaign today. Afterwards, inspire your classmates on social with #IGave2CEU.
See left and below for the latest events and news, and help take action to create positive change through philanthropy. 
See left and below for the latest events and news, and help take action to create positive change through philanthropy. 

News

A consortium led by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), which includes the Center for Media, Data and Society  (CMDS) at Central European University, won an €1.8m EU grant to run a three-year project aimed at strengthening journalism across the Balkans and Turkey.

Read more here.

Alumni around the world joined forces to say #ThankYouCEU and raise a record amount in support of the university during this year’s #CEUPhilanthropyWeek.

From November 26 to 30, alumni contributed to the future of this institution, via global alumni meet-ups, on-campus events that included a special Alumni Donors Reception, and an online campaign. Thank you, donors!

Alumni around the world joined forces to say #ThankYouCEU and raise a record amount in support of the university during this year’s #CEUPhilanthropyWeek.

From November 26 to 30, alumni contributed to the future of this institution, via global alumni meet-ups, on-campus events that included a special Alumni Donors Reception, and an online campaign. Thank you, donors!

This university was founded on the principle of making the world a better place by paying it forward.

And next month, we’re celebrating how we’ve benefited—and how to give back—during CEU’s second annual Philanthropy Week.

From November 26 to 30, we’ll be hosting events on campus and around the world for alumni and students focused on the power of philanthropy, including:

This university was founded on the principle of making the world a better place by paying it forward.

And next month, we’re celebrating how we’ve benefited—and how to give back—during CEU’s second annual Philanthropy Week.

From November 26 to 30, we’ll be hosting events on campus and around the world for alumni and students focused on the power of philanthropy, including:

Central European University (CEU) is pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded CEU a grant of $150,000 to support a pedagogical redesign for undergraduate and master’s programs and the establishment of a new campus in Vienna.

Some CEU donors got to meet the students their generosity supports at a very special on-campus reception, November 28. See photos.

The CEU community is hungry to give back. 

That's the takeaway from this year's 5th annual Bake It > Make It Forward fundraiser, held at CEU on Nov. 27. In kicking off the university's first-ever Philanthropy Week, community members raised a record 170,000 HUF ($638) by day's end in support of two great causes.

Give thanks. Pay it forward. Repeat. That’s what the CEU community in Budapest and beyond did recently during the university’s first-ever Philanthropy Week.

On November 27, on its fifth anniversary, Philanthropy Day became Philanthropy Week, full of exciting events everyone could get involved in. I had the chance to be part of Bake it >> Make it >>Forward, a very special event that encouraged the members of the CEU community to show off their baking skills by preparing sweet or savory treats or national specialties; and to share their skills which could be useful to their community, such as fixing laptops and more. (This was a twist from last year Bake it forward!)

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