I am so happy to announce that TODAY we - the students and alumni at Brookdale - have reached our goal: raised $35,000 towards a school in Pakistan/Afghanistan through Central Asia Institute!
Jesse Beutell, the new President of PTK and I just went to Commercebank and emptied 32 c-banks to finalize the "Spare Your Change for Change" campaign!
This completed the project and we have now raised $35,008.26 to be exact! A check will be sent to Central Asia Institute so they can begin scheduling our school project.
It is a great day, exactly two years since we had our initial luncheon with Brookdale's President Dr. Peter Burnham who questioned if we would be able to go through with a project of this kind. WE DID IT! THANKS to a lot of students in Phi Theta Kappa, Alumni members, and wonderful people at Brookdale and in our community. "Knowledge is Power - Three Cups of Tea" is truly a project where we have proven that every penny counts. And we are showing that students and alumni together can make a difference – and leave a legacy: A school will be built in Central Asia in the name of Brookdale College.
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS for all your efforts.
Asalaam Alaikum – Peace be with you – and the children we will make sure get an education for many years to come.
Kirsten Kristensen -
Service Project Coordinator, 1st Vice President,
Brookdale Alumni Association