September 3, 2005

To Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As many of you know, the College announced late yesterday that it will be making a cash contribution of $30,000 to help three historically black colleges and universities — Dillard University and Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, and Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi — that are facing substantial recovery and reconstruction costs as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Since making this announcement, we have received a number of inquiries from students, faculty, and staff interested in supplementing the College's contribution with donations of their own.

For those wishing to contribute to this effort, please make checks payable to "The Bowdoin HBCU Recovery Fund," in care of the Community Service Resource Center, 4690 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Of course, there are many other ways to support those in need in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. These include The American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/) and many other charitable organizations (see list at http://www.fema.gov/press/2005/katrinadonations.shtm).

In the days ahead members of our campus community will be organizing various fundraising events for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Please check the Bowdoin Web site for information on these events and any new developments.

Thank you.

Sincerely yours,

Barry Mills