Posted May 3, 2011 by Rachael Swanson and Lauren Slater 

Results of the 2011 UNICEF Campus Challenge

The 2010–2011 Help us save some lives! Campus Challenge closed on April 1, and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is proud to report that 397 colleges and universities generated more than $232,900 through the program. Additionally, the first $150,000 was matched by the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.

A partnership between the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, and ACUI, the Help us save some lives! Campus Challenge is a nationwide fundraising challenge on college campuses from August 1, 2010 to April 1, 2011.

As first place winners of the Campus Challenge, the Ohio State University raised $11,044 through its UNICEF Campus Initiative club. In second place, Stony Brook University raised $8,312, and in third place, Loyola University–Chicago raised $7,629. For a complete list of the top ten fundraising campuses, visit

Also, some of the participating campuses identified themselves as ACUI participants when registering their teams, and a special thanks to the ACUI top fundraisers this year: New Jersey Institute of Technology, Valparaiso University, and Appalachian State University.

Contributions to the program support UNICEF’s lifesaving work in over 150 countries. This year, with more campuses participating than ever before, thousands of students, staff, and faculty across the nation organized activities such as Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF parties, bake sales, UNICEF Tap Project water walks, benefit concerts, and more.

Even though the Campus Challenge is over, there are many ways in which you can stay involved with UNICEF in your campus community. For more information, please visit, and stay tuned for details about upcoming collaborations between the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and ACUI. 

Rachael Swanson

Rachael Swanson is the Director of Volunteer and Community Partnerships at U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Rachael joined the U.S. Fund for UNICEF with a passion for working with students and communities. She currently manages and supports the over 100 Campus Initiative clubs and serves the over 25,000 UNICEF Volunteers across the U.S. Rachael has also been involved with the YMCA movement, serving on the national board and co-founding a campus coalition as an undergraduate student at University of Minnesota. She is a 2005 graduate of the Institute of Non-Profit Management Executive Education Program at Columbia University Business School.

Lauren Slater

Lauren Slater is the Fellow at U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

A former student leader at Boston University, Lauren Slater supports the work of the UNICEF Campus Initiative and serves as a Public Ally AmeriCorps member this year at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. While studying international relations at BU, she revived the UNICEF Campus Initiative club at BU and served as an inaugural member of the Campus Initiative National Council.


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