This year, the College of Staten Island has the privilege of supporting hundreds of charities through the CUNY Campaign for Charitable Giving. Many of you have helped those in need for the past several years and your generosity is greatly appreciated.

The online giving method has changed slightly for 2012, but the process is even simpler than in previous years. The first step to register is to go to the Website and follow the online instructions. You will see various options offered to secure your pledge. Please also note that you can provide direct support to CSI students by first selecting (1) CUNY Based Organizations, then (2) College of Staten Island Foundation, Inc.

Your contribution of any amount will be directly applied to the greatest needs of the College such as faculty support, scholarships, and emergency funds for CSI students.

Our Building Captains will be visiting the campus offices to invite you to participate by making a gift or a pledge this year. Your contributions do make a difference, whether you contribute to CSI or to your favorite charity, so we hope that you will consider a gift this year.

The CUNY Campaign Coordinator for this year is Jennifer Towles from the Division of Institutional Advancement and she can be reached at 718.982.2588. Please feel free to contact her with your questions. The last day to make a pledge this year is Friday, Dec. 14.

I want to personally thank you, as a member of our CSI family, for joining our efforts to financially support the CSI campus and charitable agencies in the Staten Island community.