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Fordham President Launches Tsunami Relief Campaign


Tsunami Relief

Fordham University’s president has launched a fundraising effort to aid victims of the December Tsunami.

Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, is leading a campaign to raise $50,000 to help victims of the tsunami that claimed more than 225,000 lives in south Asia and the western shores of Africa.

“Even as we gear up for the challenges of the new term,” said Father McShane in an email to the University community, “our hearts continue to ache as we remember the tragic events that unfolded on Dec. 26 when the forces of nature devastated the lives of so many of our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, the Maldives, Thailand and Somalia.”

Father McShane has contributed $25,000 to the campaign from the President’s Discretionary Fund and is urging faculty and staff, student clubs and residence hall associations to match that amount by March 1. In addition, money collected from weekend eucharists through the end of February will be donated to tsunami aid.

— Suzanne Stevens

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