I was a busy man on Saturday.
Not only was I at the Bakesale for Japan in the morning, but I also donated caramels as party favors to the USC Marshall Business School Challenge for Charity benefit gala. Challenge for Charity is a nonprofit organization that organizes MBA candidates from nine graduate business schools to help support charity organizations such as Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, and A Better LA. Challenge for Charity is organized as a competition in which the nine different business schools compete to see who can not only raise the most money but also volunteer the most hours for these charities. The competition culminates in C4C weekend where the schools compete against each other to win additional points by playing competitive sports.
I was honored to be able to make a small contribution to Challenge for Charity by providing the party favors for the gala. Unfortunately, none of my classmates were there, but I was happy to be able to get to know some people from the class of 2007. Everyone I met was very kind and had gone on to do interesting things. One of them had even gone on to start up a magazine called Halftime Magazine!
Another highlight of the night was the speakers. One of the speakers was a Special Olympics athlete. She told us about some of the positive changes that Special Olympics had made in her life.
Hopefully, I will be able to contribute to the C4C gala next year as well!