November 29 is CUNY Tuesday! Join the members of the CUNY community for an extraordinary day of giving back. #CUNYTUESDAY, a 24-hour giving campaign, is a chance for the CUNY Community everywhere to come together to show Panther Pride in BMCC, and provide essential funding to support student scholarships.
Community members can make a difference in the lives of students like BMCC Foundation Scholar Nicole O’Donnell, who grew up in New England, both Portland, Maine and then Durham, New Hampshire and then moved to New York City seven years ago. Nicole volunteers at the Sanctuary for Families, working with women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Through her volunteer work helping these children, Nicole discovered her calling.
Nicole is earning an Associate in Childhood Development and Education degree at BMCC while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Education Advocacy through the CUNY Baccalaureate Program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies.
The BMCC Foundation and its supporters provide scholars like Nicole access to an affordable quality education so she and others like her are able to pursue their dreams.
"It has never been more important to give our most vulnerable communities, such as minorities and those of us hovering around the federal poverty line, access to quality education,” O’Donnell says."Know that with my commitment to education advocacy, we are now going forward together to continue this important work."
Make a donation on the CUNYTUESDAY website on November 29. Your donation will also count toward The CUNY Campaign for Voluntary Charitable Giving. For more information, contact Joy Cooper, (212) 220-1251.