Excelsior Cares means helping others throughout the year

Excelsior Life traditionally marks the week of Thanksgiving by reflecting on the past year and campus-wide participation on projects and initiatives focused on helping those less fortunate.

Volunteerism is a part of the College’s culture and Excelsior Cares is our community relations program serving New York’s Capital Region and helping to meet critical needs around the world. Our core initiatives focus on:

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

In 2016, our employees volunteered 563 hours to more than 40 causes. Photos are included in the gallery:

  • NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus
  • Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner
  • Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner
  • Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Gala
  • Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
  • To Life! Office During Volunteer Week
  • 28th Annual Confections in Chocolate for Epilepsy gala
  • To Life! Office During Volunteer Week
  • Go Blue for Men's Health
  • Center for Disability Services Telethon
  • Center for Disability Services Telethon
  • Workforce Challenge
  • Go Red 2016
  • Concerned for Hungry
  • Volunteer Week 2016
  • Tri-City Veteran Stand Down- Totes for Hope
  • Albany County Executive “Healing Moments” Forum
  • Excelsior College Volunteer Week 2016
  • Excelsior College Volunteer Week 2016
  • Center for Disability Services Telethon
  • Veterans Miracle Center
  • To Life! Volunteer Week
  • Excelsior College Volunteer Week 2016
  • Excelsior College Volunteer Week 2016
  • Excelsior College Volunteer Week 2016
  • Excelsior College Volunteer Week 2016
  • 7th Annual Project Cameron’s Story Bookraiser Drive
  • 6th Annual The Brothers Golf Classic to benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Adopt A Family – Albany County Holiday 2016
  • Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York
  • Autism Society
  • Albany County Executive “Healing Moments” Forum – Intersectionality: Race, Power, and Politics
  • Center for Disability Services Telethon
  • Concerned for Hungry
  • Community & Connections with The Stakeholders: Getting in Touch with Veterans in the Workplace
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diversity Virtual Career Fair with Insight into Diversity
  • Equinox Domestic Violence Collection Drive
  • Excelsior College Volunteer Week 2016
  • 28th Annual Confections in Chocolate for Epilepsy
  • Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York
  • Go Blue, Go Red, & Go Pink 2016 campaigns
  • Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
  • Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
  • NICU Children’s Hospital
  • NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus
  • Regional Food Bank
  • Safrye’s Angels
  • Sigma Youth Symposium
  • SNUG/Cease Fire
  • Stars for Our Troops
  • Thanksgiving Baskets to St. John’s/ St. Ann’s
  • To Life Breast Cancer
  • Together WE CAN Make a Difference Drive for Regional Food Bank
  • Tri-City Veteran Stand Down- Totes for Hope
  • The Marillac Family Shelter
  • Veterans Miracle Center
  • US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
  • US Marines Capital Region Toys for Tots Drive
  • Veterans in Economic Transition Conference
  • 2016 Workforce Challenge

We welcome requests to help on 2017 volunteer projects. For more information, visit cares.excelsior.edu or 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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