The College of Business Administration is proud to support junior marketing major Joshua Maisner and his efforts to raise awareness of impoverished children worldwide and organize a way for college-age students to make a difference.
Maisner founded the charity organization UNITED: FOR CHANGE. “I’ve been really haunted by the plight of poor children in our community and around the world for some time, but as a college student, I’ve also felt incredibly powerless to do anything about it,” Maisner said. “Then I realized that while my efforts alone might not seem significant, the efforts of a united campus could produce much bigger dividends. Asking individuals to contribute the spare change in their pockets on a weekly basis is a commitment that’s a lot easier for college students to do than to write a check each month.”
Each Belmont student will be asked to contribute their spare change each week. If each of the university’s 5,000 students donated $1 per week toward the effort, UNITED: FOR CHANGE could raise its goal of $100,000 over the course of the 20-week spring semester. The money raised will benefit four charities that impact children locally, nationally and internationally: Safe Haven Family Shelter, Feed the Children, African Leadership and World Vision.
Please make plans to attend the UNITED: FOR CHANGE kickoff event, featuring musical guests Damien Horne and MIKESCHAIR, on Monday, January 19th from 3-5pm in Belmont’s Massey Performing Arts Center.