Binghamton University’s Student Philanthropy Program Awards $10,000
BINGHAMTON, NY – Philanthropy students from Binghamton University’s Learning by Giving Program announced this year’s grant recipients.
Through Professor David Campbell’s undergraduate philanthropy class, funded by the Learning by Giving Foundation, students learned about community needs, philanthropy, and leadership in nonprofit organizations, from which the grant recipients were chosen. Agencies were selected for funding based upon student research and were expected to meet various qualifications for the grant.
This year the Incubator has awarded over $10,000 to the following local nonprofit agencies:
Oasis After School Program - $1,000. The Oasis After School Program of Endicott provides teens with after school activities, including academic support and civic engagement opportunities.
United Health Services (UHS) Foundation - $4,000. The program provides school-based health clinics, nutritional programming, mentorship and youth development support to students at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School in Binghamton.
Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton - $5,000. The grant will support the organization’s basketball program and assist with the purchase of a van that will be used to transport students on trips and throughout the community.
Funding for these grants is provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation, created in the summer of 2011 through the generosity of Doris Buffett, following the sucess of the program by the same name through her Sunshine Lady Foundation. Under Professor Campbell's direction, students at Binghamton University have a hands-on philanthropy experience by being fully engages in the grant-making process.
For more information, visit www.learningbygivingfoundation.org or contact David Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org