Dear Friends,

Thank you for supporting MCNY’s Power of Purpose Fitness Challenge!

Your contributions will make a difference to our students, who are committed to bringing positive change to our communities.

With warm regards,

Dr. Joanne Passaro
President

Joanne Passaro

Your donations will help enable our extraordinarily motivated students to achieve their goals. You can continue to support our students by using one of these methods to give:

  • Donate on the MCNY Giving Page.
  • Give us a call at 212-343-1234 ext. 3200
  • Send a check payable to Metropolitan College of New York:

Metropolitan College of New York
Development Office
60 West Street, 8th fl.
New York, NY 10006

Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors

Thank You to Our 1K Individual Sponsors

Andy Davidson
Warachal Eileen Faison, MD, CMD
Joanne Passaro, PhD
David F.A. Walker

Congratulations to Our Award-Winning Teams and Individuals

Make The Goal Platinum
Co-chair, David Walker Summer Fun Group for the greatest amount of money raised – $5,155

&
Make The Goal Platinum
Co-chair, Dr. Warachal Eileen Faison Just Move for the greatest amount of money raised – $4,450

David F.A. Walker

Dr. Warchal Eileen Faison

New & First-time Donor

Co-chair, David Walker’s Summer Fun Group for the most impressive number of donors and new, first-time donors.

Most Alumni Donors
Co-chair, Michael Goodwin BPS’12, MPA’13 Get Fit Now Challenge for the greatest number of contributing and first-time donor alumni.

Most Creative Video
Committee Member, Eugene David BPS’18, MPA’20 Healthy Mind & Body Challenge whose videos and social media posts added nutritional tips.

Most Creative Fundraising

Facebook Birthday Fundraiser

Committee Member, Dr. Joanne Ardovini, Dean of ACSHSE, MCHED, CASAC

Johnny Velez MPA’08, Adjunct Professor, Emergency and Disaster Management

REGISTER TO JOIN

Register & create your MCNY POP Challenge account. Then, invite others to take on the challenge with you!

SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORK
Share your fundraising page with your friends, family and social media followers to let them know you are part of the MCNY POP Challenge or go ahead and challenge them to join you by joining your team! Keep track of your progress, the progress of your team or anyone else in the Challenge.
SHOW US YOUR FIT

Participants are encouraged to record their progress/fitness routine with short, creative videos that will be used to promote the Challenge. Post videos with the #myMCNYFIT or post them on your team or fundraising page to be judged in a friendly competition culminating at the final event on September 25, 2021. The video deadline is September 1, 2021.

MCNY and Our Students

MCNY is a unique institution of higher education. Its mission explicitly aims to advance social justice. U.S. News ranks MCNY as one of the top colleges with the highest percentages of adult students in the nation. Most of our students (85%) come from Black and Latinx communities, and a similar percentage are economically disadvantaged. Students come to MCNY to improve their lives and the lives of their families, often after transferring from larger colleges and universities that do not provide the personal attention that is needed for academic success. Part of this attention is providing ways to ensure student success. This includes student services, academic support and most often financial support like scholarships and help with food and housing insecurity. Many of these needs have doubled over this past year due to the pandemic. Our focus on educating adults has been consistent since our founding in 1964. MCNY’s unique curriculum, Purpose-Centered Education, harnesses the knowledge and maturity of adult students and hones their skills as professionals who can add value and lead positive change.

Did the 2020-21 quarantine get the best of us? No more binge-watching TV on the couch and ordering in! It’s time to get moving! Don’t sit…commit to getting FIT!

Join the first “MCNY Power of Purpose Fitness Challenge” (MCNY POP Challenge) now through September 25, 2021. Commit and get fit while supporting our students with the tools they need for their educational and sometimes, personal success. This challenge is about achieving a goal of your own while helping MCNY students make their goals. The money raised will fund scholarships, academic support services, help address food and shelter insecurity, emergency issues and general support needed to help students earn their degrees.

How does it work?

The MCNY Community of students, alumni, friends, staff, faculty and family can keep it moving any way that they see FIT. Excercise with a workout, walk, run, swim…make it your choice to get fit while helping MCNY students achieve their goals. When you use the link below, choose “Join This Event” to start a fundraiser,  join a team or create your own team.

Over the next three months, MCNY will be posting updates via social media, newsletter emails and on this webpage. You can keep us updated when you post with #myMCNY Fit.

Let’s get started…Registration is FREE!

Be a sponsor of the MCNY POP Challenge?
Learn more…

Very Special Thanks to Our Challenge Co-chairs and Committees

Co-chairs

Warachal Eileen Faison, MD, CMD
Pfizer
MCNY Trustee

Michael Goodwin BPS’12, MPA’13
MCNY Alumni Networks

Matthew Metzger
Siebert Williams Shank & Co.
MCNY Trustee

David F.A. Walker
MCNY

Committee Members

ALUMNI

Giselle Tineo, MPA’20
Kassiana Parris, MPA’17
Troy Oliver, BPS-HS’13, MBA’17
Kci Rosado, BPS-HS’19
Eugene David, BPS-HS’18, MPA’20
Sade Hawkins, BPS-HS’21
John Edwards, MPA’13, Adjunct Professor

FACULTY & STAFF

Joanne Ardovini, PhD, Dean of ACSHSE, MCHED, CASAC

David Hahn, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Desiree K. Robinson, MBA’09, Adjunct Professor

And thank you to the Spin Sponsors, our alumni and friends
who supported and contributed!

Dr. Joanne Ardovini

Anthony DeBenedictis

Louise Feroe

Ralf Hulsman

Gary Jenkins MPA’06

Dr. Rupert Fincke

Dr. Sigrid Noack

Winston Layne

Steffen Loesel

Jonathan Reiss

Ira Schreck

Jamie Vidich

Joseph Vidich

Sylvia Zerr

A Little Something to Get You Started!

How to participate:

1. You can make a donation, create a fundraiser and ask people to support your challenge, or create a team and ask people to join you!

2. Register and Create your MCNY POP Challenge account. Please use this link to get started: https://popchallenge.mcny.edu/event/Fit2021

Sample of a message that can be used on your fundraising page or sent out in an email to solicit support from your network:

I’m ready to get fit for a good cause! Please join my team or be a sponsor to help raise needed support to make education more accessible. The “MCNY Power of Purpose Virtual Fitness Challenge” runs now – September 25th.

Metropolitan College of New York is a unique institution, rooted in social justice where adult students are embarking on life-changing paths creating better lives for their families, workplaces and communities. For many of these students, this is a second chance and sometimes the last option. Proceeds from the MCNY POP Challenge will fund scholarships, academic support services, food and shelter insecurity, emergency issues and general support needed to help students earn their degrees. So, let’s increase the odds of success by helping students achieve their goals.

Here’s my page link:

(Add links to make it easier for people to find your page – https://popchallenge.mcny.edu/event/Fit2021or use the link that is generated by your registration if you are registering for a team.)

For more information about the fundraiser and MCNY, check out their website.

Accept the challenge and JOIN ME!

Sincerely,

(Your name here)

Sample copy that you can use to get started on social media!

Short copy:

Are you up for a challenge? Love fitness? Then this challenge is for you! Please help support MCNY’s Power of Purpose Virtual Fitness Challenge Fundraiser! Click the link to donate and/or sign up to create a team. Raise funds for a purpose. Stay fit! Share! https://popchallenge.mcny.edu/event/Fit2021 or the link that is generated by your registration.

Let’s get fit and finance funds for #scholarships and services that support students at #myMCNY. The “Power of Purpose Virtual Fitness Challenge” runs now through Sept. 25, 2021. Share! https://popchallenge.mcny.edu/event/Fit2021 or the link that is generated by your registration.

Take the Challenge! Join my team and let’s get fit for a good cause! Support scholarships and services for students at #myMCNY. The “Power of Purpose Virtual Fitness Challenge” runs now through Sept. 25, 2021. Share! https://popchallenge.mcny.edu/event/Fit2021 or the link that is generated by your registration.

Longer copy:

Sign-up is open! Please join my team and help us raise money to make education more accessible! The “MCNY Power of Purpose Virtual Fitness Challenge” runs now – September 25th raising money for a unique institution, rooted in social justice where adult students are embarking on life-changing paths creating better lives for their families, workplaces and communities. For many of these students, this is a second chance and sometimes the last chance. So let’s increase the odds and make education more accessible scholarships and services that support students. Share! https://popchallenge.mcny.edu/event/Fit2021 or the link that is generated by your registration.

Participants are encouraged to record their progress/fitness routine with short, creative videos that will be used to promote the Challenge. Post videos with the #myMCNYFIT on your social media or post them on your team or fundraising page to be judged in a friendly competition culminating at the final event on September 25, 2021. The video deadline is September 1, 2021.

  • Keep your video under :30 seconds!
  • Let people know why you are getting fit!
  • Watch it before you post it!

For those who are somewhat technically-challenged…Just post a nice picture, use the hashtag #myMCNYFIT and we will find you!

You can invite your contacts to join your team, donate to your team or donate to your fundraiser by sending them a message to text in their support.

Sample message:

Take the MCNY Power of Purpose Virtual Fitness Challenge! Join my team and let’s get fit for a good cause! Text MCNY to 844-844-6844.

MCNY News that’s FIT to print!

MCNY POP Challenge Updates At-A-Glance – Catch up on what you missed!

July Newsletter

Let’s Get Social!

Participants are encouraged to record their progress/fitness routine with short, creative videos that will be used to promote the Challenge. Post videos with the #myMCNYFIT or post them on your team or fundraising page to be judged in a friendly competition culminating at the final event on September 25, 2021. Video deadline is September 1, 2021.

Download a sign to use in your posts!

POP Sign 1
POP Sign 4

FOLLOW US and Tag your social posts with #myMCNYFIT!

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