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By Kerry-Ann Hamilton
University News
October 4, 2010

Wayne Curry Donates $20,000 to Howard Haiti Relief Fund

Renowned politician and strategist Wayne K. Curry donated $20,000 to the Howard University Haitian Relief Fund on Oct. 4 to continue the University’s efforts to assist the people of Haiti as they recover from the Jan. 12 earthquake, which ravaged the capital city.

Curry spoke to a gathering of Haitian students, faculty, staff and administrators. “I am thrilled and honored to be able to contribute, in some small way, to Howard’s efforts to help Haiti,” he said.

The former Prince Georges County Executive charged students to take action toward change. “The best way to assure a bright future is to design and build it.”
Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau and Haitian Student Association President Roberte Exantus, accepted the check from Curry. “Mr. Curry, thank you for your generosity and for choosing Howard University’s Haitian Relief Fund as the recipient of this significant gift,” Ribeau said. “We take great pride in your confidence that if Howard is entrusted, the people of Haiti will indeed benefit. “

To date, Howard University led by WHUR 96.3 FM, has donated more than nearly $50,000 to Haitian relief with specific emphasis on care for children and medical services.

“I want to thank you for this gift and to the entire Howard University family for standing with us since Jan. 12, 2010 to this point,” Exantus said. “When I left Haiti at 18 years old, I vowed to be an Ambassador for Haiti and Howard has allowed me to do that.”

Howard has a long legacy of service to humanity at home and around the globe. The University has committed to do its part to build a stronger Haiti.
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