Four student-led projects are featured in the spring 2016 round of Colonial Crowdfunding, a program harnessing the power of the GW network to support student ventures. The projects, which will accept donations through April 18, are seeking anywhere from $2,400 to $5,000 in donations to achieve their goals.
The four Colonial Crowdfunding projects for spring 2016 were selected from a pool of 21 applicants.
The spring 2016 crowdfunding projects and the student project leaders are:
EMeRG (Emergency Medical Response Group) is crowdfunding to allow at least 20 EMeRG members to attend a Mental Health First Aid certification course to ensure that this skill set is present on every call.
Liliana Luevano, Class of 2018
Liliana has been an EMeRG member since 2015. She currently serves as the organization’s president. EMeRG’s primary mission is to provide outstanding emergency medical care. In order to provide more comprehensive care, the organization also seeks to provide valuable educational opportunities for its members. These efforts are key to promote the continued general health and wellbeing of the Foggy Bottom/GW Community.
GW Mock Trial is crowdfunding to defray the cost of tournament travel and ensure Mock Trial is an activity anyone at GW can partake in regardless of economic status.
Molly Hogan, Class of 2016
Molly has been a member of GW Mock Trial since 2012. She currently serves as the organization’s President. She has received four Outstanding Attorney awards and two All-Regional Attorney awards in various Mock Trial competitions.
GW Students for Recovery is crowdfunding to renovate and upgrade the Serenity Shack, a space on campus that opened in January of 2015 to provide a supportive space for GW students in recovery from mental health conditions.
Daniel Schwartz, Class of 2019
Daniel has been involved with Students for Recovery since the Fall of 2015. He serves as the organization’s principal outreach coordinator as the director of Media and Marketing. He works to establish a presence for the recovery community on GW’s campus by developing an awareness of mental health and substance abuse-related topics throughout the university and greater DC area.
No Lost Generation GW is crowdfunding to host a national conference at GW about how college students can mobilize to support Syrian refugees around the world.
Matt and Lucas founded No Lost Generation at GW as an official student organization in Fall 2015. They serve as co-Executive Directors for NLG-GW, leading nearly 80 students at GW and working with the support of the US Department of State to connect with humanitarian organizations and spread the cause to other college campuses around the country.
Any GW registered student organization can apply to take part in Colonial Crowdfunding. Each application was reviewed and final project decisions were made by a committee of student and staff members.
During the inaugural round of Colonial Crowdfunding in fall 2015 five student projects raised more than $5,700.
For more information, see the Colonial Crowdfunding FAQs.