Alumni Campaign News

In Memoriam: CEU Trustee Richard Blum

March 17, 2022

Former CEU Trustee Richard Blum passed away on February 27, 2022, at the age 86.

A longtime friend and supporter of CEU, Mr. Blum generously sponsored two alumni matching gift campaigns, in 2013 and 2015. These campaigns spurred alumni around the world to get involved and help raise tens of thousands of dollars in support the future of their alma mater.

Our sincere thanks to Mr. Blum and deepest condolences to Mr. Blum’s family. See full story. 

UPDATE: Relief Efforts for CEU Alumni from Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is a tragedy for the CEU family, which boasts nearly 1000 Ukrainian alumni and students. Since the war’s outbreak, on February 24, the university and its alumni community have mobilized to show solidarity and help alumni and students from Ukraine. See below for what’s being done.  

Here For You: Budapest Alumni Welcome Ukrainian Arrivals

Last Friday the CEU Residence Center in Budapest was busier than usual. Dozens of CEU alumni and friends gathered solemnly in a large conference room, brought together not for a reunion or meetup, but by the war in Ukraine. 

Several had recently arrived in Budapest, families in tow, after fleeing their homes. Some were now living in the dorm.

“I never thought I would be coming back to Kerepesi like this,” one said. 

CEU Philanthropy Week Featured In 'Currents' Magazine

November 27, 2021

CEU Philanthropy Week was recently featured in the "Spotlight on Impact" column of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's (CASE) Currents magazine.

Philanthropy Week is collaboration between CEU’s Alumni Relations, Development, and Community Engagement teams, the Student Philanthropy Council – and hundreds of CEU alumni around the world. 

Prague CEU Alumni Gathering Largest in Years

September 16, 2021

CEU alumni and friends gathered in Prague on Sunday, September 12 for one of the largest informal alumni gatherings there in recent years. Hosted by CEU Vice President and alumnus Serge Sych (IRES ’97, LEGS ‘99) at the Kolkovna v Kolkovne restaurant, the meetup drew 25 alumni eager to reconnect with their friends and classmates. (Pics below.)