Seeds of Change campaign helps Lebanese students in wake of Beirut explosions

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Published: 21Jan2021

When alumnus Jade Dagher (MBA’95) realized the pressure placed on over 300 Lebanese students studying at McGill by the tragic Beirut explosions on August 4, 2020, he moved into action. An active volunteer mentor and guest lecturer, Dagher contacted Desautels senior development officer, Joy Bennett, and jumpstarted a support fund by donating $12,000 and calling on McGill alumni to contribute. Together with Yara-Maria Coussa, Alesia Chambers, and the McGill Lebanese Students’ Association, Dagher is leading the Seeds of Change fundraising campaign, which aims to raise $100,000 to subsidize tuition and living expenses for eligible students.

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