To NY, NJ, and MA COVID-19 healthcare heroes, Columbia Alumni in Greater China salute to you!

April 10, 2020

The Columbia Alumni Associations in Greater China united fellow Columbians across Asia and New York to battle against COVID-19. Raising over 7 million RMB (US$1 million) in cash and in-kind donations from over 200 donors, Columbia alumni procured and distributed personal protection equipment (“PPE”) for more than 1,000,000 surgical masks, 20,000 N95 masks, 60,000 face shields,  350,000 medical gloves, 20,000 Protection Coveralls & Isolation Gowns and 100 Thermodetectors over 10 hospitals, in NY, NJ and MA within a three-week period.

With efforts led by the Columbia Alumni Associations in Greater China, together with Columbia Business School Alumni Clubs and Barnard Alumni Association (including Barnard Chinese Parent Club) from Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Dalian and Qingdao, as well as Singapore. With these 17 clubs in conjunction with the Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Association and more than 100 students, alumni, friends and volunteers in New York and Greater China, PPE donations have been sent to Columbia Hospitals (New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center), Mt. Sinai, NYP-Queens, Harlem Hospital, Elmhurst, Montefiore Medical Center, and many other hospitals over NY, NJ, and MA where Columbia alumni are working.

The overwhelming outpour of help and financial support that we have received is incredible, and a big THANK YOU to everyone has helped and SALUTE to all the people around the world fighting the COVID-19.