Swipe Out Hunger and Ellucian Collaborate for Student Success
June 5, 2023 – Swipe Out Hunger, the leading nonprofit addressing student hunger, and Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, are partnering to end college student food insecurity. Across 2022 and 2023, Ellucian and its employees generated more than $58,000 in contributions for Swipe Out Hunger and helped to raise awareness of student hunger with hundreds of higher education institutions.
In fall 2022, Ellucian’s Ubuntu Employee Resource group, which is dedicated to impacting change and elevating Black voices, launched an employee giving campaign to support students’ basic needs with the initial goal of raising $20,000. As support for the campaign grew, Ubuntu surpassed its goal, raising a total of $58,000 through employee giving and corporate gifts.
“At Ellucian, we are thrilled to partner with Swipe Out Hunger to address student hunger and support student success,” said Kirsten Weeks, Senior Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance at Ellucian. “This collaboration exemplifies Ellucian’s commitment to making a meaningful impact on the lives of students. Together, we can create a future where no student has to choose between their education and basic needs.”
Swipe Out Hunger staff and student leaders joined Ellucian Live, the company’s annual customer conference, in New Orleans in March 2023. Speaking before representatives of hundreds of campuses from across the globe, Swipe Out Hunger shared how it works with colleges to improve access to food and to ultimately ensure students are set up for success.
“It is clear how passionate Ellucian and their higher education network are about the issue of ending student hunger,” said Jaime Hansen, Executive Director of Swipe Out Hunger. “Connecting with hundreds of campuses and engaging a global audience about our mission was invaluable. We are touched by Ellucian’s generosity and devotion to ensuring no student has to go hungry while pursuing their education.”
About Swipe Out Hunger
Swipe Out Hunger is the leading national nonprofit committed to ending college student hunger. Swipe Out Hunger collaborates with colleges and universities to promote on-campus solutions, policy and advocacy, and community building practices to address students impacted by food insecurity. Since 2010, Swipe Out Hunger has served 4.8 million meals across more than 550 campuses in all 50 states and Canada. For more information, visit swipehunger.org.
Ellucian powers innovation for higher education, partnering with more than 2,900 customers across 50 countries, serving 22 million students. Fueled by decades of experience with a singular focus on the unique needs of learning institutions, the Ellucian platform features best-in-class SaaS capabilities and delivers insights needed now and into the future. These solutions and services span the entire student lifecycle, including data-rich tools for student recruitment, enrollment, and retention to workforce analytics, fundraising, and alumni engagement. Ellucian’s innovative solutions, vast ecosystem of partners and user community of more than 45,000 provides best practices leading to greater institutional success and achieving better student outcomes.
Read more about Ellucian’s commitment to students and their communities in the 2022 Ellucian Impact Report.