The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF and ACUI Campus Challenge:

To raise funds toward its mission of saving children’s lives worldwide, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF partnered with ACUI and the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF for a fundraising challenge on campuses starting in 2008. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been raised through this challenge.

We are pleased to announce that the partnership will continue for a sixth year with a challenge running from Aug. 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015, as college students and student affairs professionals continue to show their interest in becoming effective and aware global citizens. 

College students have a powerful role to play in helping the world's children survive. The Campus Challenge is a rapidly growing grassroots movement of dynamic students who champion UNICEF's lifesaving work.Believe In Zero UNICEF

  To get involved:

Every day, 18,000 children die—and they don’t have to. They die from causes most people in the U.S. rarely worry about. Malnutrition. Unsafe drinking water. Lack of a five-cent vaccine. With your help, UNICEF and its partners WILL reach a day when no child dies from a preventable cause.  

Engage your campus community in global citizenship.  


Results from 2013–2014:

During the 2013–14 program, 239 campuses raised $150,918.27 and with an $150,000 match from the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF, for a total contribution of over $300,000 was made. The top fundraising campuses were:

  • University of Notre Dame($15,668.95)
  • The Ohio State University ($12,211.49)
  • Benedictine University ($11,080.13)
  • Washington University ($4,000)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University ($3,960)
  • Pennsylvania State University ($3,507.58)
  • Colgate University ($3,480.45)
  • Whittier College ($3,059.71)
  • Texas A&M University ($2,948.68)
  • Utah State University ($2,354)

Additional UNICEF Campaigns and Resources

New resource guide Engaging Global Citizens (cover)

Reflecting the role of the college union and student activities in educating student for citizenship, the Engaging Global Citizens outside the Classroom resource guide was produced in partnership between ACUI and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in October 2011 as a collection of information that can be used to promote global knowledge, competence, and community on campus. With overviews of theories, resources, and how-to guides, learn more about ways to engage and advise students with global interests.

Visit to download the free publication.


About "Help Us Save Some Lives!"

With the lyrics "Now I'm asking all of you, help us save some lives," George Harrison turned music into a political and social force. In 1971, Harrison staged two concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden that brought together a star-studded cast of musicians to alert the world to the plight of the Bangladeshi people, whose country was ravaged by floods, famine, and civil war, which forced 10 million people—mostly women and children—to flee their homes.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011, the Concert for Bangladesh was one of the most ambitious humanitarian efforts in music history. It produced an extraordinary contribution for UNICEF, eventually exceeding $15 million and truly showed the power of just one individual to make a difference.

The “Help Us Save Some Lives” Campus Challenge encourages college students to raise awareness and funds for the UNICEF cause. In 2012, UNICEF announced that the number of children who die every day from preventable causes reached 19,000. This happens because they lack simple things like access to clean drinking water, basic childhood medical attention, or mosquito bed nets to prevent malaria.

UNICEF’s goal is simple: The number of children who die from preventable causes should be zero



Questions about the program

If you have questions about UNICEF resources for campuses, getting your team involved in the challenge, or how to submit funds, contact:

Laura Restrepo
U.S. Fund for UNICEF Campus Initiative

If you have questions about ACUI's relationship with UNICEF or other ways that ACUI members can get more connected to the program, contact the ACUI Central Office staff liaison:

Kim Pho
Association of College Unions International

Campuses that participated in 2012–2013:


Updated Jan. 20, 2016
College of New Rochelle
College of Our Lady of the Elms
College of Westchester
College of William and Mary
A.T. Still University
Adelphi University
University of Akron
University of Alabama–Birmingham
University of Alaska–Fairbanks
Albany College of Health and Sciences
University of Alberta
Alliant International University
Alvernia College
Alverno College
American University
Argosy University–Twin Cities
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas–Fayetteville
Ashland University
Auburn University
Augustana College
Aurora College
Babson College
Bakesfield College
Baruch College
Bates Technical College
Bay State College
Baylor College of Medicine
Bellevue College
Beloit College
Bentley University
Bethany College
Better World Books
Binghamton University
Bloomsburg University
Boston College
Boston University
Bradley University
Brown University
Bryant University
University of Calgary Students' Union
California State Polytechnic University–Pomona
California State University–Dominguez Hills
California State University–Fresno
California State University–Long Beach
California University of Pennsylvania
California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International
University of California–Berkeley
University of California–Davis
University of California–Irvine
University of California–Los Angeles
University of California–Santa Barbara
University of California–Santa Cruz
Carroll University
Case Western Reserve University
Cazenovia College
Cedar Crest College
Centenary College
University of Central Oklahoma
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
City College of New York
Colorado State University
University of Colorado–Denver
Columbia University
Columbia-Greene Community College
University of Connecticut
County College of Morris
Cuesta College
Denison University
University of Denver
Diablo Valley College
Dominican College
Drake University
Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Michigan University
Edison State Community College
Elms College
Emory University
Eureka College
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fidelity Capital Markets University
Flagler College
University of Florida
Florida International University
Fordham University
Fort Hays State University
Framingham State College
Gainesville State College
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Regents University
Global Ministries University
Green Mountain College
Grinnell College
Guam Community College
Hamline University
University of Hartford
Harvard College
University of Hawaii–Manoa
University of Houston
Houston Baptist University
Huntingdon College
Idaho State University
Illinois College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State University
University of Illinois–Chicago
University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis
Indiana University–Bloomington
University of Iowa
Iowa State University
James Madison University
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University
University of Kansas
Keene State College
Kent State University
LaGrange College
Lamar University
Lewis & Clark College
Lincoln Land Community College
Loras College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University–Alexandria
University of Louisville
University of Maine
Marquette University
University of Maryland–Baltimore
University of Massachusetts
Medical College of Wisconsin
University of Memphis
Mercer University
Mercyhurst College
Meredith College
University of Miami
Miami Dade College–Homestead
Miami University
Michigan State University
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Middlebury College
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Milwaukee Area Technical College
University of Missouri
Modesto Junior College
Molloy College
Monmouth University
Monroe College
University of Montana
Montgomery College–Germantown
Morehead State University
Mount Aloysius College
Mount Saint Mary's College
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Labor College
Nazareth College
University of Nevada–Reno
New England Institute of Art
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York University
Newman University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
University of North Texas
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northern Virginia Community College
Northwood University
Norwich University
University of Notre Dame
Occidental College
Ohlone College
University of Oklahoma
Olivet College
Oregon State University
Otterbein College
Pacific University
Palm Beach State College
Palomar College
Phi Lota Alpha
Pierce College
University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez
Purdue University
Queens College
Queens University of Charlotte
Quinnipiac University
Ramapo College
Randolph College
Rasmussen College
Reading Area Community College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
University of Rochester
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University-Newark Campus
Rutgers University
Rutgers University–Camden
Saginaw Valley State University
Saint Joseph's College
San Francisco State University
Santa Clara University
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Monica College
Schenectady County Community College
University of Scranton
Seminole State College
Shenandoah University
Sioux Falls College
Slippery Rock University
Smith College
Soka University of America
University of South Carolina–Columbia
South Dakota State University
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville
Southern Oregon University
Southern University
Southwestern University
St. John's University
University of St. Thomas
Stephens College
Stony Brook University
Syracuse University
Taiba University
Temple University
Tennessee State University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Texas Tech University
University of Texas–Arlington
University of Texas–Austin
University of Texas–Dallas
University of Texas–San Antonio
The City University of New York
The College of New Jersey
The George Washington University
The Ohio State University
University of the State of New York
The University of Tennessee
Thiel College
University of Toledo
Touro University
Towson University
Tulane University
University N.O.W Day Nursery
University of Wyoming
Ursinus College
University of Utah
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
University of Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wabash Valley College
Wagner College
University of Washington
Washington College
Washington State University
Washington University
Wayne State College
Wellesley College
University of West Georgia
West Virginia University
Western Michigan University
Western University
Western Washington University
Westminster College
Wheaton College
Wichita State University
Williamette University
University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Yale University

Updated: Jan. 20, 2016