In 2011, fifteen alumni representing the CEU Alumni Chapter in Belarus initiated a volunteer-driven fundraising campaign which resulted in the successful establishment of the Vitali Silitski Supplementary Scholarship at CEU in memory of the late CEU alumnus and distinguished Belarusian scholar.
The scholarship in the amount of 750 USD (or more, depending on the success of the campaign) per annum is intended to be awarded to one outstanding Belarusian student of CEU every year.
Over 40 alumni and friends joined CEU President and Rector John Shattuck at the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Warsaw, Poland on May 30, 2012. This reunion was a great opportunity for alumni in the city to reconnect with old friends and network with CEU's local partners and contacts, as well as to make a lasting contribution to their Alma Mater.
Nearly 70 alumni and friends joined CEU President and Rector John Shattuck at the Hungarian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine on May 31, 2012. Always an excellent chance for alumni to catch up and network with CEU partners and friends in the region, this reunion was a great success both socially and in terms of fundraising for student scholarships and the sustainable wellbeing of the university.
At the annual Alumni Reunion Gala, which took place on May 12, 2012 at Hilton Buda Castle Hotel, CEU alumna and recipient of the 20th Anniversary Alumni Hero award, Borbála Czako (IMC 1990), spontaneously stood up to make a leadership pledge of 1,000 USD to the university in support of student scholarships.