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Columbia College Dean challenges seniors to give back

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dean James J. Valentini announced a fundraising challenge for the Columbia College Class of 2012 at the Senior Fund Kickoff event, “Raise Your Class,” on January 18. The Dean challenged seniors to “the 3-2-1 Challenge”: to give back to the College for at least three years and tell two friends to do the same. If students give at least $20.12 each year, their gifts will be matched one-to-one by a donor.

“Since you’re very special to me, I have something very special to ask you,” the Dean said to the Class of 2012, his first graduating class as Dean of the College. “Tonight I’m asking you to make a commitment… that you meet Deantini’s 3-2-1 Challenge.”

The Senior Fund is the Class of 2012’s first opportunity to come together as a class to give back to the College. As a special indicator of class pride, the Senior Fund committee is encouraging students to make gifts of $20.12. 

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