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The goal of GSS Philanthropy is to increase graduate student involvement in the community and to build lasting relationships between U of R students and our neighbors. Below are some of the ongoing events that you can get involved with. Be sure to check the Calendar for other upcoming philanthropy opportunities.

GSS Charity Gala

Once per academic year, GSS throws a charity gala with food, fun, and dancing. All ticket proceeds from this event go to a charity of choice; past recipients include Dream Factory of Rochester and Humans for Education. The event is held at a local venue and a DJ keeps graduate students entertained all evening! Students look forward to this event as a time to dress up and spend time with friends while also giving back to the community.

Volunteering at the Rochester Museum and Science Center

Graduate students at the University of Rochester have the opportunity to join the team of volunteers who keep the museum running smoothly. Students have the option to volunteer once they have completed volunteer training through the museum. This volunteer experience provides an opportunity for graduate students to connect with the community and promote scientific learning. Volunteers often explain museum exhibits or perform special demonstrations for visitors. For more information contact