Philanthropy Week


Philanthropy Week
Philanthropy Week

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. 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. Philanthropy Week is when CEU’s global community comes together to make positive change happen, through acts of generosity great and small. Given the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's so important to celebrate how we have come together through philanthropy and volunteerism in inspiring ways.

This year, Philanthropy Week will be from May 17 to 21 and includes the following online events:

  • Doing Good in a Changing World: A Conversation with Alumni Leaders in Philanthropy about global trends, future challenges, and the impact of COVID-19 on philanthropy
  • Media Philanthropy in the Global Pandemic: A New Way or Business as Usual, a discussion with leading media and journalism funders
  • Maximizing Engagement with American Philanthropy in Europe, a seminar for Vienna-based NGO partners
  • “Ask a Fundraiser” for faculty and staff to discuss research ideas and seek support
  • Student-led discussion on the importance of philanthropy and volunteerism
  • Student debate: “To what extent should philanthropy fill in the gap left from governments?”

Click here for more event details! Want to get involved? Write us at development@ceu.edu and, if you're a CEU alum, reach out to alumni@ceu.edu.

CEU Sponsors

  • Alumni Relations Office
  • Community Engagement Office
  • Development Office
  • Human RightS Initiative
  • Student Philanthropy Council

News

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!)

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!)

To cap off Philanthropy Week at CEU, the Student Philanthropy Council and the Alumni Relations office organized a Pub Quiz on Friday night. Philanthropy week, an expanded version of Philanthropy day which has been held annually at CEU, emphasized the importance of philanthropy and expressing gratitude to the people who support CEU.

To cap off Philanthropy Week at CEU, the Student Philanthropy Council and the Alumni Relations office organized a Pub Quiz on Friday night. Philanthropy week, an expanded version of Philanthropy day which has been held annually at CEU, emphasized the importance of philanthropy and expressing gratitude to the people who support CEU.

Events

See events related to this year's Philanthropy Week

Building Tomorrow @ CEU

Scholarship recipients share their personal stories about the impact of philanthropy on the #StrongerTogetherCEU Kudoboard.