Lisle, Illinois ~ More than half of all people in northern Africa live in poverty. Many adults and children in the region go hungry. Benedictine University students are hosting a fundraising banquet to spread awareness and help alleviate this tragic plight.
The BenU UNICEF chapter invites the public to attend a hunger banquet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8 on the second floor of the Krasa Student Center on the Benedictine University campus. Proceeds from the event will go to UNICEF to aid the Sahel region of northern Africa.
The event costs $30 for adults and $20 for children. Couples are $50 and a table of eight is $180.
Event organizers said they hope to spread awareness about the uneven distribution of global resources and present prospective solutions toward conquering hunger disparities, both in developing nations and locally.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country's fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Benedictine University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.