Making someone laugh always feels good. Making someone laugh while raising money for children’s charities feels even better. On May 21st, 2015 Globe University Online and Minnesota School of Business Richfield came together for Red Nose Day to raise money for charities such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America, National Urban League, Children’s Health Fund and OXFAM America, just to name a few.
Red Nose Day was created in 1985 and was launched on Christmas day during a live broadcast from Sudan. The creators of Red Nose Day, Jane Tewson and Richard Curtis believe that the power of media and celebrity can help raise awareness of poverty.
Each year a live broadcast is held in order to raise money for many worldwide organizations. The Red Nose Day fundraiser has been traditionally only broadcast in the UK. Curtis saw the star power of US comedians and strived to have the US participate in Red Nose Day. 2015 was the inaugural year for United States participation in Red Nose Day.
The two campuses staff and students participated in Red Nose Day by having a potluck, photo booth and accepted donations on the behalf of the Red Nose charities. The photo booth provided a lot of laughs for everyone who participated. It’s not every day you see our Campus Director, Chris Schmitz with a jester’s hat on his head and a giant red nose!
Red Nose Day was a rousing success. Nationwide, over $21 million was raised. Globe University and Minnesota School of Business staff and students had a great time participating in such a fun day while supporting such great causes. Through this day we were able to share our school philosophy, “We Care.”