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blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

The president of Canisius College is among 28 university leaders who’s pledged to donate a good chunk of his own change to charity.

John Hurley announced in a statement that he’s participating in the Presidents’ Pledge Against Global Poverty. A Canisius College news release explains that the 28 charter members of the pledge will donate 5 percent or more of their income to charitable organizations that fight extreme poverty.

Hurley’s financial contribution will benefit Catholic Medical Mission Board, Catholic Relief Services and Agros International.

“I am grateful that the Presidents’ Pledge has provided me with an opportunity to give our students and others a concrete example of how they might act on their responsibility to serve their fellow man and promote justice in the world,” Hurley said in the Canisius release.

Shirley Mullen, Houghton College’s president, is also a charter member of the pledge.

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