The Insider: Prepped to lead

April 10, 2014 1:30 PM

Alicia Duplessis Jasmin

The Newcomb Quad on the uptown campus will be filled Saturday (April 12) with teams of Tulane University students participating in the collegiate Relay for Life, a student-led event that honors cancer survivors and raises funds for the American Cancer Society.

The relays begin at noon and continue through midnight.

This event, however, is just one example of how Tulane University students are jumping into the planning seat of philanthropic events around the city.

In recent months, the Sigma Colony of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity held a fundraiser during Crawfest (also a student-run event) to support the Children’s Miracle Network.

The Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority hosted a fashion show with proceeds benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. The group raised an impressive $15,000 for the foundation.

Emily’s Entourage, a nonprofit started by Tulane student Coby Kramer-Golinkoff with a mission to save the life of his sister Emily, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, has raised about $30,000 during the past two years.

And there is no sign of stopping.

Students also organized the Taste New Orleans, Savor Literacy event held in March to raise money for Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR), a local nonprofit literacy program that provides tutors and mentors for public school students.

Since we couldn’t fit into one short story all the amazing things our student groups are doing, be sure to stop by the Tulane Facebook page and let us know what we missed.

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