2017 Projects

Rebels with a Cause: VCU Student Emergency Fund

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The VCU Student Emergency Fund is designed to support the well-being of students who face financial emergencies and to increase student retention and academic success. The fund will provide financial relief to students facing sudden and unexpected financial hardships that can impact their ability to remain enrolled and graduate. This project provides (1) a campus outreach plan to encourage community donations and assist with recognition and referral of students in financial crises to the fund's administrators and (2) a donor outreach plan to support the work of development personnel who will raise money for the fund.

Members
Brian Canaday, Director, School of Pharmacy
Julie Gorlewski
, Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Teaching and Learning, School of Education
Courtenay Leahman
, Director and Interim Division Director, VCU Health System
Kimberly Lewis
, Program Coordinator, Virginia Coordinated Care
Hillary Miller
, Librarian, VCU Libraries
Jaime Petrasek
, Program Manager, School of Social Work
Eileen Truax
, Contract Administrator, Facilities Management

Sponsor
Kyle Dailey
, Associate Dean of Students, Division of Student Affairs

Quest for Distinction Theme
Theme I: Become a leader among national research universities in providing all students with high-quality learning/living experiences focused on inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global environment