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SGA Auction Meets Fundraising Goal

March 14, 2008
By: WSU News

The Worcester State Student Government Association (SGA) met, and will likely exceed, their goal of $21,500 as donations continue to come in.  The 17thannual Auction to Benefit the Homeless was held, Thursday, March 6 in the Student Center.

Since the auction began, the SGA has contributed over $140,000 in proceeds to those in need.  This year’s proceeds will benefit the Mustard Seed Foundation, which provides food and emergency services for the city’s homeless; Abby’s House, a local shelter for homeless women and Sherry’s House, a place for Central New England families of children with cancer.  “This event has become a great tradition for Worcester State College,” said Worcester State College President Dr. Janelle Ashley.  “I am so impressed with the amazing contributions our student, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers have made these past 17 years.”

The auction was made possible by a group of volunteer students, staff, and alumni of Worcester State College. All of the items for the auction are donated by area businesses and families.  Auction Chairs are Student Government President Tracy Pilch –  Class of 2008 Senator Dana Lyford and Commuter Senator Rob Bilotta. Auction Committee Members are Class of 2010 Senator/Senate Treasurer Liz Rooney; Student Trustee Brandon Huggon; Resident Senator Lauren Kender and Class of 2010 SenatorLindsay Durell. The Auction Advisor is Andrea Wamboldt.

SGA is a student run government organization at Worcester State College that serves as a delegate for the entire population of undergraduate students. SGA serves as the primary advocate of students’ rights and is involved with forming College policy.

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