Yale Makes Contribution to UN Secretary General for Disaster Relief Efforts in Haiti at Opening of Global Colloquium of University Presidents

Yale President Richard C. Levin presented a $5,000 contribution for Haitian relief efforts today to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the opening ceremony of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents.

“As a caring, global community, Yale wants to do all that it can to help alleviate the suffering of the people of Haiti,” President Levin said. “This initial contribution of humanitarian aid will be greatly amplified over the coming weeks by gifts from other members of the Yale community and by the proceeds from a benefit concert next Monday.”

A benefit concert is being planned for January 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Woolsey Hall in New Haven. The performers include Yale Bands, Glee Club and Symphony, Yale Gospel Choir, Shades, Whim 'N Rhythm, the Whiffenpoofs, Schola Cantorum and others. Complete information about the concert and the performing groups will be available at www.opa.yale.edu/haiti.

The Global Colloquium is a network of international university presidents and vice-chancellors who are committed to addressing global public policy problems through research and teaching.

To stay informed about relief efforts at Yale, visit www.opa.yale.edu/haiti.