Chatham News

Chatham University to host Annual Spring Carnival on March 30

Proceeds to benefit Haitian Families First

PITTSBURGH (March 12, 2013) …  Chatham University will host its free family-friendly Spring Carnival on March 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Athletic and Fitness Center patio, which is located on the Shadyside Campus. Proceeds from raffle ticket sales and photos with the Easter Bunny will benefit local nonprofit Haitian Families First, founded by local women Jamie and Ali McMutrie. The organization was selected to receive the proceeds because its foundation of women’s leadership and civic engagement aligns with the Chatham mission to empower the women of tomorrow.

Also at the public carnival will be the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Magician Lee Terbosic, craft and activity booths, prizes, face painters, balloon artists, food, and more.

About Haitian Families First
Haitian Families First is a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for the children of Haiti by strengthening their communities and nurturing their families. HFF assists families by providing formula for infants, helping with medical expenses and other health-related costs, and by giving tuition assistance to school-aged children. HFF works with families to assess their individual needs and help them achieve their goals of family preservation and self-sufficiency.

About Chatham University
Chatham University, founded in 1869, is located in the vibrant Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. Preparing students from around the world, Chatham’s enrollment throughout the past decade was the fastest growing in the Pittsburgh region. With enrollment of over 2,300 students and consisting of an undergraduate women’s college and co-educational graduate and online programs, Chatham has consistently been ranked among the top master’s level institutions in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Offering challenging academics and innovative programming in the fields of sustainability and the environment, health and lab sciences, creative and liberal arts, and business and entrepreneurship, a Chatham education is designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s economy, today.

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