Bank Street Prepares for Second Annual Alumni and Friends Giving Day

Giving Day logoAs part of its fundraising campaign for the 2018-19 school year, the Development and External Relations Office is preparing to launch the College’s second annual Bank Street Alumni and Friends Giving Day campaign on Tuesday, November 27. Part of the global Giving Tuesday movement to promote philanthropic giving around the world, the special day will encourage alumni and friends of Bank Street to support the College in its mission to provide high-quality, equitable education for all.

“Giving Tuesday encourages people to reflect and act on what matters to them the most. We hope our community will continue to show its support for equity in education and support this year’s campaign as we work towards improving learning not just for the few, but for all children and their teachers,” said Ashaki Charles, Associate Vice President of Development.

The Alumni and Friends Giving Day campaign will leverage social media and a series of videos that showcase the work of Bank Street faculty, staff, and students. Content will bring to life Bank Street’s creative approach to teaching and learning and highlight how our educators meet students where they are to support their cognitive and social-emotional growth and inspire a lifelong love of learning. Donations garnered from the campaign will help support students, faculty, and programs across the College and, ultimately, help Bank Street deepen its capacity to effect meaningful change through learning.

Meredith Steinmetz, Development Officer for Annual Funds, said, “This year’s campaign will recognize the College’s deep commitment to creating a more just and democratic world through education. We look forward to celebrating the College’s work and the many ways in which our collaborative mission unfolds across Bank Street’s programs and initiatives.”

Gifts can be made to support the School for Children, Family Center, Head Start, Graduate School of Education, Liberty LEADS, or President’s Fund.

“Last year was Bank Street’s first ever Alumni and Friends Giving Day and we were thrilled to surpass our fundraising goal, thanks to the ongoing support and kindness of the Bank Street community,” said Sonaliz Morel-Baker, Director of Individual Giving. “We look forward to kicking off this year’s campaign next month and engaging with the Bank Street community in support of the College’s mission to improve the education of all children.”

Giving Day, also known as #GivingTuesday on social media, is a 24-hour fundraising event that brings together donors, volunteers, and communities to support a common cause. Since its launch in 2012, Giving Day is observed annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

Click here for more information about Bank Street Alumni and Friends Giving Day and how to donate. To participate in the campaign on social media, follow Bank Street on Twitter @bankstreetedu, on Instagram @bank.street, and on Facebook @bankstreetcollege and use the #WeAreBankStreet hashtag.