Fund-Raising Efforts For Japan Underway At Concord University

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 15 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312

Fund-Raising Efforts For Japan Underway At Concord University

ATHENS - Concord University’s International Initiatives Council is spearheading fund-raising efforts in response to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The committee is composed of faculty and staff representatives.

Containers for cash and check donations are being placed in the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center in the cafeteria and at the welcome center. Checks should be made to the Concord University Foundation with “Japan earthquake” in the memo line and may be deposited at the collection sites or mailed to: Concord University Foundation, P.O. Box 1405, Athens, WV 24712.

Concord University’s International Club is also organizing fund-raising activities. Details will be released when plans are finalized.

The Concord University community has several direct ties with Japan. Nearly a dozen of Concord’s international students are from Japan and the University has a growing alumni base there. In the summer of 2010 Concord students and faculty traveled to Japan as part of a study abroad program.