Something of Value: Fall 2012

In the Fall of 2012, CBU fraternities and sororities participated in a pilot self-reporting system entitled “Something of Value.” This reporting mechanism allowed organizations to submit, in real time, the significant community service programs performed in conjunction with their organizations. During this first semester, CBU are proud to report these results:

  • Fall 2012 fraternity & sorority membership: 165
  • Philanthropic & community service hours: 1,200
  • Lives impacted by offered programs and services: 3,000*
  • Total amount of money raised for Fall 2012: $42,250
  • Sample of service sites: Ronald McDonald House, Jacob’s Ladder, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, Red Cross, Bridges and Susan G. Komen foundation

The program will continue in the spring of 2012 and will be re-evaluated at the end of the semester. These initial results speak well of the great work our organizations perform throughout each semester. Congratulations!

*  This number is only an estimate, as reported by member organizations, on the potential impact on lives affected by the service performed.

Olympus Joins Packaging Consortium

Olympus Surgical Technologies America, a division of Olympus, has joined the CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium. Olympus has four major divisions; Cameras & Audio, Medical & Surgical, Life Science Imaging Systems, and Industrial Solutions. Olympus Surgical Technologies America is a manufacturing arm of Olympus, with a facility on Appling Road in Bartlett. Its mission is to design, develop and manufacture world-class, innovative solutions to make surgery safer, easier and more efficient. This addition brings the Consortium membership to nine members: Evergreen Packaging, FedEx, Medtronic, Merck Consumer Care, Olympus Surgical Technologies, Plastic Ingenuity, Smith & Newphew, The Pallet Factory, and Wright Medical.