Pie a Prof, Educate a Child

Pie a Prof, Educate a Child

About This Campaign

The Syrian civil war has created the largest refugee crisis since Rwanda. After three years, over 136,000 dead including 10,000 children and nine million displaced, the humanitarian crisis is getting worse. Countries in the region: Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, Iraq and Egypt have received an unrelenting stream of fleeing Syrians (predominantly women and children) and have provided for them at enormous costs to themselves. Jordan, however, an already resource-poor country, is feeling greater ramifications of the refugee presence. According to the United Nations, children in Jordan suffer from widespread psychological distress, exploitation, violence and lack of education. Simply put, the situation is devastating. We believe it is our moral duty as global citizens to help in anyway we can. So we’ve decided to organize a competitive fundraiser. In order to raise funds, we will be auctioning off well-known public intellectuals at University of Toronto. Donations will made in the name of these professors. The top professor whose name raises the most money will be protected; the remaining will be pied - yes, pied! The fundraiser will run from February 14- March 11 2014 with the grand event on Tuesday, March 11, 1pm at the Great Hall, Hart House. The professors who have bravely stepped up to the challenge are Janice Stein, Clifford Orwin, Nelson Wiseman, Jeffrey Kopstein, Robert Austin and Paul Gooch. To see a personal statement from each professor and to donate please scroll down. We’ve partnered with War Child Canada to protect and educate Syrian child refugees in Jordan. All Canadian donors will receive taxable receipts (If you require a US tax receipt, please contact semra.sevi@mail.utoronto.ca before making a donation). Donations will be accepted online and in person. To make an in person donation please go to the Political Science department at Sidney Smith (3rd floor rm. 3025). It is our hope that we can raise enough funds to help educate as many Syrian refugee children in Jordan as we can. Media Contacts: Paul Kingston Director, Center for Critical Development Studies, Associate Professor, Political Science and IDS, University of Toronto Scarborough Email: kingston@chass.utoronto.ca Semra Sevi M.A. Student Department of Political Science University of Toronto Email: semra.sevi@mail.utoronto.ca Facebook event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/220881351450527/ Note: If you are using explore, please hit enter after you enter the value of your donation.
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War Child

Campaign to Support War Child

War Child helps rebuild war-affected communities to provide the support necessary for children to experience a stable childhood.

When war itself ends, the consequences endure. A lack of employment opportunities, the absence of effective economic or social structures, a destroyed infrastructure, an under-educated population and a culture of impunity around rights violations combine to create conditions that make a return to conflict all too possible.

But by making a long-term investment to help the children develop into healthy, educated and productive adults, the cycle of violence can be broken.

That’s why we are dedicated to protecting childhood by bringing education, opportunity and justice to where they are needed most.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Clifford Orwin
Clifford Orwin
323600
$3,236 of $2,000 (161%)
323600
$3,236
Paul Gooch
Paul Gooch
303000
$3,030 of $2,000 (151%)
303000
$3,030
Janice Stein
Janice Stein
151300
$1,513 of $2,000 (75%)
151300
$1,513
Robert Austin
Robert Austin
106500
$1,065 of $2,000 (53%)
106500
$1,065
Jeffrey Kopstein
Jeffrey Kopstein
50500
$505 of $2,000 (25%)
50500
$505
Nelson Wiseman
Nelson Wiseman
40000
$400 of $2,000 (20%)
40000
$400
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  3. Kevin Shinobi
    Kevin Shinobi

    Excellent job with this successful campaign! Check out the video footage of how it all went down:

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  4. Semra Sevi
    Semra Sevi

    We did it! The #PieAProf campaign surpassed our goal of $12,000 (this includes the in person and American donations). BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible.

    over 3 years ago · Like
  5. Kimberley McClure
    Kimberley McClure gave a $100 donation to support Janice Stein
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  6. Michael Bretholz
    Michael Bretholz gave a donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  7. Linda White
    Linda White gave a $25 donation to support Jeffrey Kopstein
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  8. Fredrick Rea
    Fredrick Rea gave a $100 donation to support Robert Austin
    Hope this helps
    over 3 years ago · Like
  9. Harold Troper
    Harold Troper gave a $50 donation to support Jeffrey Kopstein
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  10. Richard Toporoski
    Richard Toporoski gave a $25 donation to support Clifford Orwin
    The cause is obviously good, but there is a certain amount of immorality in wasting food. Perhaps the pies will really be made of shaving cream. Or perhaps the losing contestants and their friends will in fact consume each bashed pie.
    over 3 years ago · Like
  11. Seumas Woods
    Seumas Woods gave a $100 donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  12. Gabrielle Earnshaw
    Gabrielle Earnshaw gave a $20 donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  13. An anonymous donation of $150 has been made to support Clifford Orwin
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  14. Geralyn George
    Geralyn George gave a donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  15. Ronna Burger
    Ronna Burger gave a $10 donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  16. Kelley Castle
    Kelley Castle gave a $300 donation to support Paul Gooch
    Go Gooch!
    over 3 years ago · Like
  17. Reid Locklin
    Reid Locklin gave a $25 donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  18. An anonymous donation of $20 has been made to support Robert Austin
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  19. Ken Lantz
    Ken Lantz gave a $50 donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  20. Jean O'Grady
    Jean O'Grady gave a $50 donation to support Paul Gooch
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  21. Paul Kingston
    Paul Kingston gave a $500 donation to support Paul Gooch
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  22. Sarah Namer
    Sarah Namer gave a $50 donation to support Janice Stein
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  23. Kimberly Laura Elias
    Kimberly Laura Elias gave a $25 donation to support Paul Gooch
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  24. Anne Willson Dupré
    Anne Willson Dupré gave a donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  25. Kenneth Campbell
    Kenneth Campbell gave a $100 donation to support Robert Austin
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  26. Daniel Cullen
    Daniel Cullen gave a $25 donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  27. Rebecca Bryan
    Rebecca Bryan gave a $25 donation to support Janice Stein
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  28. nina jatania
    nina jatania gave a $36 donation
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  29. Christopher Kelly
    Christopher Kelly gave a $30 donation to support Clifford Orwin
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  30. Crystal Cordell
    Crystal Cordell gave a $25 donation to support Clifford Orwin
    Wonderful initiative. I have shared it with my students on the Middle East-Mediterranean Campus of Sciences Po (Menton, France). Warm greetings to my professors Jeff Kopstein and Cliff Orwin. Crystal (PhD 2009)
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