Haiti Concert Raises More Than $16,000
San Diego Charger and Haitian-American Jacques Cesaire welcomed the audience at the benefit concert for Haiti featuring award-winning Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas. The concert was underwritten by Pablo Sáinz Villegas and the Serenity Grace Foundation to allow all proceeds to go directly to Partners In Health (PIH), whose co-founder, Dr. Paul Farmer, who spoke about PIH's work in Haiti as the keynote speaker for the 2009 USD Social Issues Conference. The event helped USD raise over $16,000 for PIH, including proceeds from a student bake sale and an $8,000 matching grant from the Firland Foundation.
This event was presented by USD's College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Music, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, Social Issues Committee, Students for Fair Trade and Sustainability, Trans-Border Institute and University Ministry.
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