Facilities Raises Record-Breaking Funds at Annual CCS Fundraiser

On May 6, 2010, a crowd of more than 50 Columbia University Facilities team members gathered in Wien Hall to celebrate the end of the department's Annual Columbia Community Service (CCS) fundraiser. A record-breaking $1,900 was raised by Facilities' contributions. These proceeds will be used to support the small, non-profit organizations that provide the community with much-needed assistance.

The event was highlighted by brief comments from representatives of Behind the Book, an organization that makes the magic of reading real for New York City's disadvantaged youth, and The Cathedral of Church of Saint John the Divine, which provides a soup kitchen, food stamps, used clothes, and long-term shelter. 

Mark Kerman, Facilities Assistant Vice President of Residential Operation and CCS's current president says, "I'm grateful to our team at Facilities for their continued generosity and appreciate their support. Through events like our fundraiser, we're able--particularly given the current economic environment--to provide our neighbors with much needed support, shelter, and services. I would also like to thank all of the members of the Residential Operations team for their hard work in organizing this event and, year after year, ensuring that it is a success."    

Since its inception in 1946, Columbia Community Service (CCS) has helped countless people in the Columbia area. Columbia University Facilities' Residential Operations unit organizes an annual fundraiser in support of these efforts. CCS is a voluntary organization, and no portion of its contributions is used for administrative costs or salaries. If you would like to donate to CCS, please visit http://communityservice.columbia.edu/