Alumni Campaign News

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. 

Hands On: Students Find New Ways to Fundraise

These students aren’t waiting around. 

In September, seven Alumni Scholarship Recipients took action to make a difference and get some hands-on experience in giving back, by forming CEU’s first Student Philanthropy Council.

The council’s mission is simple: find new and fun ways to raise funds and educate the community about the importance of philanthropy.

Coming Soon: CEU Philanthropy Week

Philanthropy built CEU. Therefore next month we’re launching CEU Philanthropy Week, to celebrate what we’ve been given and to raise awareness of the importance of giving back.

Think of it as a weeklong “love” fest (philos for you language classicists).

There will be plenty of ways to get involved, in Budapest, worldwide and online, including:

The Charm and the Challenge: Monument Sparks New Tradition at CEU

It’s difficult to say how or why, but many insist: they work.

Budapest has its share of sculptures (think Anonymous in Varosliget or the ‘Fat Policeman’ on Zrinyi utca) which allegedly bestow good luck to those who stop and lay hands.

Last spring CEU adopted one of its own: an enigmatic bronze orb on the Nador 13 rooftop. Although commissioned to honor the power of philanthropy, the monument’s creator cited another function:

Think of it as CEU’s own lucky charm.

2017 Class Gift Rallies, Closes Strong

At the close of this academic year, members of the Class of 2017 came together to make their mark by aiding those who will follow in their footsteps.

More than 40 graduates raised almost $400 in support of future CEU students via the Graduating Class Gift 2017 campaign.

The two-week campaign enabled grads to make their first, symbolic donation in support of CEU’s future, both as a means of giving back and ‘paying it forward’ to next year’s class.