Saturday, September 24, 2011
Babson met its goal with only three months to go.
Babson College surpassed its fundraising goal by way of two anonymous bequests totaling $58.7 million. Babson set out to raise over $200 million in its “Babson Rising” fundraising campaign beginning in fall 2007. The campaign, which was set to close in just over three months, has raised $204 million, according to a Babson College statement Friday. The fundraiser has been the most successful in the school’s history, the statement said. “I am deeply grateful to all who have joined in this historic effort and offer special thanks to the two anonymous donors whose generous bequests allowed us to celebrate this important milestone several months early,” Babson College President Len Schlesinger said in the statement. Campaign proceeds will go…
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Students raised money via their required first-year course.
Babson College freshmen raised over $23,000 for local charities last year. As part of their required Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship course, students launched 18 ventures, which earned $23,856 for selected charities, according to a Babson statement. Some of the organizations aided by Babson students were the Wellesley Council on Aging, the Needham Housing Authority and the M.S. Society of Greater New England, according to the statement.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Walk-in participants welcome at today's event.
Drivers passing Hunnewell Field on Saturday or Sunday may have noticed a large soccer ball-shaped clock on the roadside. This is was the timer clock for the 24 hours of soccer fundraising event to benefit Grassroot Soccer. "It's an attempt to do some good and have some fun," Peter Diana, the event organizer said. "The fun part's definitely working." Diana put the event together because of his son's interest in soccer, specifically soccer in Africa. Grassroot Soccer is an organization which focuses on that, and uses it as a way to bring up AIDS and HIV to at-risk children. Every $25 earned pays for one African child's soccer program for a year. "I've seen the poverty in Africa, there's a lot to be done. Every little bit has potential to …