Dear Columbia University Black Alumni:
Greetings from The Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters (B.O.S.S.)–Barnard’s longest running cultural student group for Black students since its establishment in 1968. On November 20th, B.O.S.S. will be hosting its annual Family Dinner – a celebration of family and fellowship centered around a free soul food dinner for members of the University community. In addition to inviting BAC alumni to attend, we also have a special request.
During this event, we hope to host a silent raffle, in which proceeds will go towards B.O.S.S. members attending the 21st Annual Black Solidarity Conference at Yale University in February 2016. The Conference is the largest gathering of Black undergraduates in the Northeast. Such an opportunity will allow B.O.S.S. members to network and connect with students from across the country. This year, B.O.S.S. hopes to sponsor 15 students–the largest cohort ever from Barnard College–to attend the Conference. In order to subsidize the registration and hotel costs for 15 students, B.O.S.S. must fundraise $1800.
For this raffle, we need prizes. We’re writing to ask BAC alumni to donate a gift card or small gift for our undergraduate audience. Examples of possible gift card retailers include: Target, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Apple, and H&M. Examples of small gifts include $100 American Express/VISA gift cards, Beats by Dre headphones/speakers, concert tickets, iPad mini/Kindle, spa certificates, and small kitchen appliances. Raffle winners will be selected at Family Dinner on the 20th. All prizes should be mailed before
November 20th to:
Maria Pasquali / B.O.S.S.
76 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Per Barnard’s student group policies, B.O.S.S. is unable to accept any type of online donations or monetary donations in this effort, beyond in-person raffle sales. BAC Alumni can also support us in this endeavor by donating any unused Marriott hotel points for our hotel stay.
Finally, if any BAC alumni are in the New York City area, we’d love to see you at Family Dinner. Please take a moment to RSVP for our catering purposes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boss-annual-family-dinner-tickets-19354033435
Many thanks for all your support in this endeavor.
The Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters (B.O.S.S.) Executive Board
Cinneah El-Amin BC’16, President
Marianna Beaute BC’17, Vice-President