Dr. Le Challenging NU Students to Fundraise for Haitian School

November 7, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

On Nov. 21, Ed Brennan will take part in a daylong summit highlighting the positive change Niagara University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are affecting throughout the world.

Brennan, a 1978 Niagara University alumnus and C.E.O. and chairman of DFS Group, is chairman of Hand in Hand for Haiti. The nonprofit organization was established to assist Haitians in recovering from the catastrophic earthquake that devastated the Caribbean nation in January 2010.

As part of the recovery effort, Hand in Hand for Haiti raises funds to build a world-class school in Saint Marc, believing that education is the way to a brighter future. Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable opened Oct. 3, 2011, and is being constructed in phases to ultimately house 720 students from preschool to secondary school.

Hand in Hand for Haiti is now raising funds to add a computer center, library and music center to the school.

Dr. Hung Le, Niagara’s vice president for international relations, is challenging students to collectively raise $1,000 in support of the cause by the time Brennan arrives on campus. If they do, Dr. Le will match it, and present the gift to Brennan on Nov. 21.

A “Tree of Hope” has been placed in the Gallagher Center. Students, alumni and employees can purchase leaves for the tree for $1 apiece.

For more information, please contact the Office of International Relations at 716.286.8360.