The “Change for Japan”
initiative sponsored by the St. John’s University School of
Education (SOE) was responsible in raising $1,700 for Catholic
The funds raised were one of the largest of any St. John’s
Department fundraiser held this year.
Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M., President of St. John’s
University recently approved the SOE's request to initiate a
two-day fundraiser to help the victims of Japan, which was held
across University campuses in New York last month.
Representatives from each of the four participating campuses
(Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan and Oakdale) worked diligently to
collect contributions for this effort.
“I want to thank the St. John’s community for coming together to
raise money for the victims of the Japan Disaster,” and a very
special Thank You to all those who gave up there time to make this
event happen” said Bernadette Zacharuk, Administrator Assistant in
the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for St. John’s
University’s School of Education. “It speaks to the humanitarian
efforts of St. John’s supporters, SOE and to our mission as a
Catholic University to help those less fortunate and in need.”
All proceeds will be given to Catholic Relief Services – one of
the few charities chosen to provide aid to Japan.
For more information contact Bernadette Zacharuk, Administrator
Assistant, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, St. John’s
University School of Education by calling (718) 990-2664 or e-mail
inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested media can contact Dominic Scianna, Assistant Vice
President for Media Relations for St. John’s University by calling
(718) 990-6185 or e-mail inquiries to email@example.com.