Steinhardt Administrative Staff Featured in USA TODAY Operation Santa Story

Members of Steinhardt’s administrative staff were featured in ‘Armies of anonymous Santas answer Christmas call,’ a USA TODAY article by Donna Leinwand. Bart Grachan, Andrea Fannelli, and Jeanne Bannon (left to right) were photographed in New York City’s Farley Post Office choosing letters to answer for Operation Santa, a US post office effort to match needy children and ‘Secret Santa’ donors.

“Ever since the Office of Student Affairs decided to replace the
traditional office gift exchange with adopting letters to Santa, this has
been the highlight of my holiday season,” said Bart Grachan, director of the Steinhardt’s Community College Transfer Opportunity Program. “I can’t imagine my four-year old
son not getting a present on Christmas, so helping another family give their
child a Christmas really means a lot to me.”

Read Armies of anonymous Santas answer Christmas call.

(Photo by Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY.)