Donations to Haiti


Haiti could still use your help, as the rebuilding and recovery process is going to be long and difficult and there are many people still in need of relief in the interim. Fortunately, two organizations with Dartmouth affiliations are on the front lines.

Partners in Health, co-founded by Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim and Paul Farmer, are running mobile medical clinics in four settlement sites where tens of thousands of displaced earthquake survivors are currently living. The mobile clinics treated nearly 4,200 patients during their first week of operation. To learn more about the work of Partners in Health and to donate, go to: http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti.

David Dawley '63 also called to my attention that the CEO of AmeriCares, Curt Welling, is a Dartmouth '71 (also Tuck) and serves with David on the Rocky board. David reports that "AmeriCares has a solid record of delivering medical supplies during crises around the world, but I've noticed that they aren't always listed in the highest profile fund-raising activities for Haiti." AmeriCares provided teams of volunteer medical professionals with nearly $5 million worth of antibiotics, wound care supplies, orthopedic products and other critically needed medical aid in the first six weeks following the earthquake. They have pledged to deliver $50 million to help rebuild Haiti's health care system. To learn more and to donate, go to http://www.americares.org/.

Donations by February 28, 2010 may be applied towards your 2009 taxes.

posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | posted February 26, 2010 | contact poster



Comments Due June 30 on Moving Dartmouth Forward initiative
PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THE DARTMOUTH MOVING FORWARD PROCESS! THE DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS IS MONDAY, JUNE 30!

Go to <http://www.dartmouth.edu/~president/forward/committee.html> and send your ideas, critiques, and suggestions. You can participate anonymously if you wish.

posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated June 30, 2014

Social Justice Awards nominations due Oct. 30
Please help us identify candidates for Dartmouth's Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Awards! Candidates may be alumni/ae or current or former faculty or staff. A student group category honors undergraduate and graduate student organizations as well. For guidelines or to submit a nomination, please visit:
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ide/programs/socialjustice/form.html.

Nominations are due October 30, 2010. For more information, please contact Christine Crabb at christine.crabb@dartmouth.edu or 603/646-1342.
posted by Christine B. Crabb 90 | updated October 14, 2010

Donate to Haiti Earthquake Relief
As you have likely heard, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti yesterday. While an earthquake of this magnitude could cause a tragedy anywhere, the impact is far worse in country with such limited resources and infrastructure. Financial assistance is desperately needed, and one of the organizations on the front lines in Haiti is the organization founded by Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim, Partners in Health.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 13, 2010

new web resource for orgs & volunteers launched by '02
www.ifihadahammer.org is a new volunteering site that connects folks with time or resources -- in any amount -- with visionary NGOs around the world who could really put 'em to good use.

have an old camera you need to rehome? love to play with Picasa now and then? whatever you've got to offer -- a dozen computers or a single beautiful photo, a couple of hours a week or a couple of hours a year -- why not put this to work for a cause you care about?

likewise, if you work with an organization that could benefit from some assistance or extra resources, please feel free to post requests and/or browse volunteer postings!
posted by Megan K. Ahern 02 | updated September 10, 2009

Sustainable Strength Launch Party & Fundraiser
Sustainable Strength :: Thursday August 27, Launch Party and Fundraiser
posted by Whitney D. W. Smith 03 | updated August 23, 2009

Dr. Jim Yong Kim Selected as New Dartmouth President
An innovative leader in global health has been selected as Dartmouth's next president.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated March 2, 2009

Calling all members - weigh in on new President search
This is an important moment in Dartmouth's history for socially-concerned alums to mobilize. You likely received an email from the Board of Trustees seeking input for a Statement of Leadership for the current presidential search. Since Dartmouth alums will be very vocal about their vision for the future of the college, it is important that social and environmental goals remain at the forefront.
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated April 22, 2008

College picks new sustainability coordinator
Kathy Lambert �90 will become the College�s sustainability manager, who helps to generate and implement plans to improve Dartmouth�s sustainability efforts, in August 2008. See article from the D here.
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated April 5, 2008

2008 Social Justice Award winners named
The College's 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award winners were announced February 1. Click here for more detail. Congratulations to the winners!
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated April 5, 2008

New Enhancements to Dartmouth's Financial Aid Package
From Speaking of Dartmouth: President James Wright Announced today a number of enhancements to the college's financial aid packages for undergraduates, beginning in academic year 2008-09, to ensure that Dartmouth remains accessible to academically talented students regardless of their financial situation. The new initiatives also extend the College's need-blind admissions program to all international students, who typically represent about 7 percent of each incoming class. The Dartmouth Board of Trustees approved the enhanced program at a special board meeting Jan. 16. (click on title above for full story)
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 22, 2008

DASC Member Jorge Miranda '01 on ABC World News!
Jorge Miranda '01 opened MATCH Charter Public High School in September 2000. The school aims to close the achievement gap by preparing inner-city students not just to get a spot in college, but to succeed there as well. Congratulations, Jorge! You're making us all proud.
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated November 8, 2007

alums for social change