Andrew Meade, Assistant to the Dean of the College, went to Haiti to purchase art ahead of Vassar’s second-ever Haitian Art Exhibition and Sale, which was to be held on April 7, 2004. The sales from the event would go to support the education and livelihood of children living in Chermaitre, a village in Haiti. Although Meade was unable to travel to Chermaitre due to the unstable political climate, he was able to purchase paintings, ironware, figurines, and other pieces of art to sell at the event.