2015 Recap: Excelsior cares and supports community efforts

Excelsior Life traditionally marks the holidays by reflecting on the past year and the College’s participation on a number of local and global efforts aimed at helping those who are less fortunate. Excelsior offers each employee paid volunteer time off to lend a hand in their community. Volunteerism is a part of the College’s culture.

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In 2015, Excelsior employees volunteered 479 hours to more than 25 nonprofit causes and campaigns like Go Red (American Heart Association), Go Pink (Breast Cancer), and Go Blue (Prostate Cancer). Some of the additional organizations where employees volunteered are listed below.

  • Albany Medical NICU
  • American Diabetic Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Arbor Hill Elementary School
  • Boy Scouts
  • Catskill Animal Sanctuary
  • Center for Donation & Organ Transplant
  • Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament
  • Colonie Town Band
  • Concerned for the Hungry
  • Dismas Charities
  • Donate Life
  • Equinox
  • Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York
  • Green & Wellness Committee
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Korean American Adoptees
  • Lake George Land Conservancy
  • Literacy New York
  • Lynnwood Elementary
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Maple Wood Manor – Therapy Dog
  • Nancy Dove Capital City Mission
  • Neighborhood Association Community Cookout
  • Olympics of the Visual Arts Program
  • Our Lady of Annunciation Church
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Saratoga Bridges
  • Mary’s Home for Children, N Providence, RI
  • Suicide Prevention Golf Tournament
  • The Woman’s Club of Albany
  • Woodlawn Neighborhood Association

In 2016, Excelsior College is proud to launch a formal community engagement program to align our institution’s giving with the College’s mission. Our key initiatives will begin in New York’s Capital Region and be global, just like our students, to show Excelsior Cares. The community engagement efforts will focus on:

  •             Health & Wellness
  •             Lifelong Education
  •             Diversity & Inclusion
  •             Veterans/Military
  •            Social & Economic Justice

We welcome requests to help on volunteer projects, event participation, sponsorships, and speaking engagement. For more information, email ajacobs@excelsior.edu.


Alicia Jacobs
About Alicia Jacobs 298 Articles
Alicia Jacobs is Excelsior College’s Director of Communications and Community Engagement. She responsible for internal communications, public and media relations, employee and community engagement. She assists with special projects, events, committees on behalf of the President's Office. Jacobs career includes television production, broadcast media, healthcare, renewable energy, sports & entertainment, hospitality and higher education. She is also an Emmy Award-Winning TV Producer. During her career, she has worked for three international charities. Her work with non-profits continues today as she leads community engagement initiatives for the College including the Annual Excelsior Cares Volunteer Week. Outside of work, Jacobs is community-minded. Jacobs is a graduate of the University at Albany and earned her Master of Arts, communication with concentration in public relations from Western New England University. She is also a graduate of Excelsior College's Leadership Academy.

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