Sidney E. Frank, chairman and CEO of Sidney Frank Importing Co. Inc. and Brown alum, is donating $5 million to Brown University for the University’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Frank’s gift will support the University’s efforts to assist students and faculty whose work has been interrupted by the hurricane. President Simmons said the University will now be able to do far more than it had originally planned, such as providing assistance with housing, meals and books for students with demonstrated financial need, and supporting a variety of other activities to enhance Brown’s assistance program. Simmons described Brown’s emerging assistance program, including expedited admission for approximately 100 undergraduates.
The experience of interacting with some of the [homeless] people on the streets was an eye-opener. You leave those types of experiences with a mix of emotions--hope, disgust, love, grief--but I always leave motivated to do more.
-Taryn Anderson, Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA member, Capital University