One York Emergency Relief Fund
As you may be aware, due to the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent New York State on PAUSE executive order, York College is doing its part with CUNY by moving to distance learning to continue to provide a world-class education to our 8000+ students. York will continue to support our students, many who are experiencing hardships, and it is to this end that we are seeking your help.
With the closing of the campus, students who rely on a safe space and the college’s resources including technology and the food pantry, are more in need than ever. There are also incidental needs such as medical co-pays, prescriptions, and much more. Our students, especially our graduating seniors, are anxious about being able to complete their course work without interruption, but the economic realities of the moment mean that we, as a college, must rise to the challenge to allay those fears.
When we started the One York Emergency Relief Fund online with a generous $20,000 donation from the Alumni Association, our stated goal was $40,000. We have now met and exceeded that original goal, raising over $40,000 from 91 donors, and counting.
Although we have met and passed the original goal, the list of students needing financial help continues to grow and we are trying to help as many as possible. For anyone else who would like to give, we are still accepting donations.