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
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
60 West Street, 8th fl.
New York, NY 10006
Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors
Thank You to Our 1K Individual Sponsors
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
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!
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Very Special Thanks to Our Challenge Co-chairs and Committees
Michael Goodwin BPS’12, MPA’13
MCNY Alumni Networks
Siebert Williams Shank & Co.
David F.A. Walker
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
Gary Jenkins MPA’06
Dr. Rupert Fincke
Dr. Sigrid Noack
A Little Something to Get You Started!
MCNY News that’s FIT to print!
MCNY POP Challenge Updates At-A-Glance – Catch up on what you missed!
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.
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