Office of the President

April 28, 2015

Compassion and action for Nepal

Ana Mari Cauce

The devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday and its unyielding aftershocks are tragic and catastrophic. Our hearts go out to the millions of people affected, including the UW’s Nepalese Student Association and our community members who have family and friends in the region. Over the years, countless UW faculty, students and alumni have studied Nepal’s cultural and geographic treasures, and this disaster reverberates across our globe-spanning Husky network. It is also a sobering reminder of the awesome power of nature and the potential damage a major earthquake can wreak on a region.

Many individuals have asked how to help. The UW is aligning with a statewide disaster relief campaign through the UW Combined Fund Drive. Contributions to any of the nonprofit organizations listed here or the Nepalese Student Association fund will help to raise the billions of dollars it will take to provide essential support. Thank you for your concern — and compassion.