Video: Trinity Leaders Accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

President Berger-Sweeney and VP of Finance Mutone Participate, Dare Others to Get Involved

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and Paul Mutone, vice president of finance and operations and treasurer, are among Trinity leaders stepping up to accept the ALS Association’s ice bucket challenge. Taking part in the viral video-fundraising effort on a dare from Tom Mitzel, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs, Berger-Sweeney and Mutone each deliver a brief message about their support for research and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, before having ice water dumped on their heads.  Berger-Sweeney’s children, Clara and Tommy, were happy to facilitate the ice bucket honors.

Both Berger-Sweeney and Mutone pledged contributions to the ALS Association. Berger-Sweeney noted that she also was writing a second check for support of financial aid at Trinity because of the importance of access to higher education. Check out the video to find out the other Trinity leaders who have been dared to participate in the ice bucket challenge.