IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy students give $10,000 to community organizations
Who: Students at the first-in-the-world school of philanthropy and local charity representatives from:
- Volunteers of America Indiana’s Barrier Busters program, which meets basic needs for single women transitioning out of incarceration and other difficult circumstances. It reduces recidivism and increases the likelihood of successful transitions for the women and their children.
- Starfish Initiative, which supports and prepares promising, economically disadvantaged students for college and career success. A high percentage of students served attend and complete college.
- United Way of Central Indiana
What: Awarding of grants from “Learning by Giving” class students in the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Charity representatives highlighted how the funds will make a significant difference for children and families in need in Central Indiana. Students shared how they selected recipients, what they learned at the charities, and their experiences in learning to give responsibly.
When: December 17, 2014
Where: Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI, 550 W. North Street (Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing building)
Why: How would you give away $10,000?
That’s the challenge students fulfilled when they gave two Indianapolis charities grants for programs that prepare underprivileged students for college, including through mentoring and help women overcome barriers to transitioning out of the criminal justice system.
In the hands-on “Learning by Giving” course, students learn the process of giving wisely and making grants, from deciding what community issues to address and writing requests for proposals to conducting site visits, evaluating applications and deciding where to give grant award money. Grant funds are provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation founded by Doris Buffett, sister of Warren Buffett.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
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