This year the 17th annual fundraiser was held by ASWSU
On Friday, ASWSU held its 17th Annual Multicultural Fundraising Meeting, which helped raise funds for three student-led multicultural conferences. And he will learn how much money was raised on Friday.
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Viani Granados, a junior business student, said the conferences’ sole purpose is to encourage high school students to pursue higher education.
“Importance [the conferences] It’s trying to get more people of color trying to get into college and actually graduate.”
Granados is one of CASHE’s co-chairs and said she attended the banquet and gave a speech about her story of being undocumented, and her life before she came to WSU.
“I attended because of CASHE in my senior year. It basically showed me people who looked like me and were here doing amazing things,” she said. “It really opened my eyes and was like ‘I have to come to Washington State University, I want to go to college now, and there are many other students with this similar story. “
Jessell Salazar, Diversity Director, said some of the attendees were Elizabeth Shelton, executive vice president and executive vice president, officers from Pullman PD, Jordan Frost, WSU alumni and the former president of ASWSU, and several leaders and faculty from the WSU community, stock affairs and veterans affairs.
“We also had artists. We reached out to different organizations such as multicultural organizations to present their performances during the banquet.”
Salazar said that two organizations that put on a show, Ballet Folklorico and Hawai’i Club. She said Frost delivered the keynote and the presidents of the three conferences also gave speeches.
Granados said the main purpose of the speeches is to try to share what the conference does and how it can have life-changing effects on students.
“We’re having more difficulty with the price of everything going up, so the conference will be more expensive than it has been in the past,” she said. “We’re just trying to raise as much money as possible so we can bring in students without having to increase the cost of attendance.”
They provide transportation for high school students to come to Pullman, housing and food, Granados said at the CASHE conference. In the past the cost was between $10,000 – $15,000 with the projected cost for these years being $22,000.
Those who attended the event and wanted to donate can do so through the QR code on the tables. The envelopes were made available to those who wrote the checks and there was a link at website If anyone who could not attend the banquet wanted to donate from there.
Alvin Azana, vice president of the Alliance of American Students in Asia and the Pacific, said there is no deadline for the link and believes it may remain open because it is the main conference donation link.
Granados said the CASH conference will take place from 4-6 November.
It is noteworthy that the “SHAPING” conference will be held from October 21 to 23, and the “VIBES” conference will be held from February 24 to 26, according to the websites.