Alumni Campaign News

Philanthropy Week Celebrates, Encourages Giving

December 11, 2017

Give thanks. Pay it forward. Repeat. That’s what the CEU community in Budapest and beyond did recently during the university’s first-ever Philanthropy Week.

Philanthropy Bake Sale Serves Generous Returns

The CEU community is hungry to give back. 

That's the takeaway from this year's 5th annual Bake It > Make It Forward fundraiser, held at CEU on November 27. In kicking off the university's first-ever Philanthropy Week, community members raised a record 170,000 HUF ($638) by day's end in support of two great causes. (Photos below.) 

First-Ever CEU Pub Quiz Packs House

Q: What’s another word for the Chinese Gooseberry?

We didn’t know either, but someone got it right at CEU’s first-ever Philanthropy Pub Quiz, on December 1. Part of Philanthropy Week, this boisterous trivia showdown drew nearly 100 students, alumni, faculty and staff to Nador 15 to match wits, enjoy a brew – and support two great causes. (Photos below) 

Donors And Students Meet At Philanthropy Week Mixer

Some CEU donors got to meet the students their generosity supports at a very special on-campus reception, November 28. See photos.

Russian Alumni Launch Newest CEU Scholarship

November 15, 2017

It’s official: CEU’s Russian alumni have launched their own scholarship to support CEU students from their country. They are the university’s fourth alumni chapter to do so.

On Monday Nov. 13 more than a dozen alumni gathered in a Moscow pub for a lively reunion and the fund’s official kickoff. The event featured networking, an update from CEU's VP Serge Sych (IRES '97, LEGS '99), and a fundraising portion in which nearly every attendee contributed towards the scholarship.