Summer 2011

Students learn, earn and return

$2,000 was awarded to Mom’s House to implement a project designed by students in a service learning course. The course pairs students with local nonprofits, and the resulting plans of action are judged at the end of the semester. Nine groups competed for the award, which has been supported for a decade by Manley’s Might Mart.

$7,500 will go to each of Binghamton’s two winners of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. They are Jared Schmitz and William Marsiglia. Just 275 of nearly 1,100 applicants were chosen for the award; Binghamton was the only SUNY school with two winners.

$13,000 was awarded by the Binghamton University Philanthropy Incubator to six local nonprofit agencies. Philanthropy Incubator courses teach students about community needs, management and leadership of nonprofits. Agencies are selected for funding based on student research.

$15,000 was donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Binghamton, which partnered with the Binghamton University student group, Boys & Girls Club Mentors, to help improve the lives of underprivileged youth. The award was through the Newman’s Own Foundation Campus Community Service Challenge.