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CMSV to Host “Because the College of Mount Saint Vincent Cares” Fundraiser to Support Japan Relief Efforts April 11, 2011


Riverdale, N.Y. – On April 11, 2011, the one-month anniversary of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the College of Mount Saint Vincent will host the fundraiser, “Because the College of Mount Saint Vincent Cares,” to benefit Catholic Relief Services.

The day’s activities will include a prayer service of remembrance and hope at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel, located in the Administration Building, and a Japanese dinner featuring a sushi chef in Spellman Hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner is included in students’ meal plans, and is $7 for commuters, faculty and staff. Proceeds will benefit the Mount’s fundraising efforts, which will support Catholic Relief Services.

Later this month, the College will offer two cultural events to benefit Japan relief efforts. All proceeds from the Second Annual Talent Show from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011 in Hayes Auditorium will benefit Catholic Relief Services. Attendees are asked to donate $5.

From April 29 through May 1, 2011, the College presents “The Mount Creates,” a showcase of performing arts on campus, featuring works by the CMVS Players, the student theatre group; Lava, a student dance group; S.W.A.G. (Students with a Goal); and Words, a modern student dance group in Hayes Auditorium and Smith Hall on the College’s Riverdale campus. Tickets are $5 per performance, or $15 for an all-day pass Saturday. Proceeds from “The Mount Creates” will benefit the College’s fundraising efforts.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service. Visit for more information.