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November 15, 2013
Tagged: Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, Center for Student Involvement, Student Affairs, Manhattan Center, Department of Music, International

Philippine Relief Fund


A note from Dr. Emilia Patricia T. Zarco, Chair of the Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management, in collaboration with Dr. Sidney M. Boquiren, Chair of the Department of Music.

Dear Adelphi Community:

We would like to appeal to your generosity to help raise funds for emergency relief and community rebuilding efforts to the survivors of Supertyphoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that struck the Philippines. The Philippine government estimates that about 580,000 people have been displaced and 2 million people are in need of food and water. Most of the media and relief efforts are currently focused on Tacloban, Leyte, but there are other islands that are in dire need as well.

The Philippines is an archipelago composed of more than 7,000 islands. I came from the province of Iloilo in Panay Island, one of the islands that was in the direct path of the storm. The coastal communities in the northern part of Iloilo were severely affected and need emergency relief and community rebuilding funds. There are currently about 8,000 individuals in evacuation centers located in these coastal communities

In collaboration with Sidney Boquiren, (Chair of the Department of Music and also Filipino), and the help of the Adelphi administrative offices, we have established an account for collection of emergency relief and community rebuilding funds. Please deliver your contributions to the following collection points:

Collection Point Contact Person Phone
Manhattan Center, Room 232 Kimberly Jackson 212.965.8340 x8356
Levermore Hall, Room 205 Louise Krudis 516.877.3693
Woodruff Hall, Room 168 Denise Borst 516.877.4261
Harvey Hall, Room 112 Joan Cigna 516.877.4066
Performing Arts Center, Room 207 Rosanne Clemen 516.877.4290
Hy Weinberg Center, Room 316 Maryanne Galizia 516.877.4820
Earle Hall B, Room 100 Richard Garner 516.877.3800
Swirbul Library Room 109
or Access Services Desk
Ann Minutella 516.877.3518
Hagedorn Hall, Room 115 Michael Chaviz 516.877.4602
University Center, Room 110 Rosemary Burcheri 516.877.6667
Social Work Building, Room 205 Patricia Durecko 516.877.4383
Science Building, Room 127 Roseanne Russell 516.877.4124
Alumnae Hall, Room 109 Jennifer Ganley 516.877.4183
  • Checks should be made out to Adelphi University.
  • Receipts will be provided upon request for tax deduction purposes.
  • Anonymous donations are also accepted.
  • Relief funds will be donated to the Province of Iloilo in Panay Island through the Provincial Governor’s Office and the Provincial Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
  • Funds will also be directed toward the purchase and distribution of portable water filtration backpacks through PackH2O.
  • Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, November 26, 2013. This fundraising initiative is designed to address urgent needs and to provide immediate relief to the survivors.

We are also looking to collaborate with student organizations. If organizations or students are interested in information about the Relief Fund or how you can collaborate to support this effort, you may contact Della Hudson (Associate Dean of Student Affairs) or Devin Thornburg (Faculty Senate Chair).

Be assured that we will update you about the crisis and we will notify you regarding how your donations have helped the region.

Thank you for your generosity.


Emilia Patricia T. Zarco,
Faculty and Chair
Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management

Sidney Boquiren,
Faculty and Chair
Department of Music