Odette MBA's Drive 'Hats On' Record

Various stakeholders wearing silly hats for the Hats On Campaign

Odette MBA's Support - 7th annual Hats On for Healthcare Day across Windsor Essex County

Odette MBA class was able to raise over $6,000 in support of Hats on for Healthcare.

March 2nd, 2016 marked the 7th annual Hats On for Healthcare Day across Windsor Essex County.

This year, the initiative benefitted the Windsor Regional Hospital Mental Health Unit.

The Odette MBA class of 2017 at the University of Windsor was thrilled to support this initiative, following in the footsteps of their previous cohorts. Guided by Dr. Martha Reavley, the students met with the founders of the campaign, Harvey and Elaine Snaden. “It was an incredible pleasure to work with Harvey and Elaine, they were extremely helpful in answering our questions and offering advice to make our campaign as impactful as possible,” said the fundraising team. This team was led by Lubna Abdul Amin, Sara Grace Donally and Alex Zubic, current MBA students at the Odette School of Business. They utilized what they had learned during their classes about leadership and being community champions, and channeled this energy into an extensive fundraising campaign.

In just under two weeks, the Odette MBA class was able to raise over $6,000 in support of Hats on For Healthcare. The students set an all-time new record through creative fundraising efforts and the support of the Odette staff and professors. “We were overwhelmed with the incredible support we received from our professors, the Dean, and Odette staff,” said MBA student Sara Grace Donally. The team devised a new strategy among their classmates in order to increase the donated amount from the previous year, “We used friendly competition within our MBA class, splitting ourselves into 9 teams to see which team raises the most money,” added Lubna Abdul Amin. This initiative was also supported throughout campus, engaging undergraduate students and student organizations such as UWSA and Odette Commerce Society lead by Alex Zubic. “Mental health issues affect many people, be it directly or indirectly. However, there is still a largely negative stigma associated with this topic, especially among university students and this initiative was a fantastic way to support this cause, and bring light to such an important issue,” said Zubic. While the 2017 MBA Class is delighted with the amount they raised, they hope that the incoming MBA cohort can outdo them next year - The MBA Hats on for Healthcare Challenge is on!