Hartwick’s ‘Giving Tuesday’ Efforts to Fund Spring Break Service Trips

More than 40 Hartwick students will embark on service trips around the world during Spring Break 2018. These trips will be supported this year through fundraising efforts during the national day of giving known as “Giving Tuesday.” Three student organizations are running the service trips and will split proceeds garnered on Tuesday, November 28.

In an effort to keep costs down for students – the trips range in price per student from $500 to $1,000 – the College is launching a crowdfunding campaign called “Hartwick Helps.”

“This year, College Advancement is helping will fundraising,” said Director of Campus Activities Joshua Nelson. “We’re excited to have their resources behind us, and we think it will really make a difference.”

“‘Hartwick Helps’ not only expands on the College’s previous Giving Tuesday efforts, but continues to reinforce the importance of service throughout the Hartwick community,” said Shelby Palmer, annual giving officer. “Giving Tuesday is a global movement. Whether it’s their voice, time, or a monetary gift, we encourage the entire Hartwick community to support a nonprofit or organization that is most meaningful to them.”

“Alternative Spring Break trips like these are a great example of Hartwick’s commitment to experiential learning, which is more important than ever in an increasingly interdependent world,” Nelson added.

For more information on Giving Tuesday and the service Spring Break trips, contact Nelson at 607-431-4507 or nelsonj@hartwick.edu.

To support “Hartwick Helps,” contact Palmer at 607-431-4886 or palmers@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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