I have received a number of emails recently from people passing on philanthropy education information. It seems there is a lot of interest in how teaching young people about philanthropy can create a chain reaction of good outcomes for both the individuals involved and for society as a whole.
A reader passes on an article about a new program at Colgate University that will teach students how to “find and fund worthy causes”.
“First and foremost, we want to show students the importance and impact of philanthropy in society,” said Director Ellen Kraly, “But we also want to provide them the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting and, of course, connect them with the community.”
You can read the rest of the article here.
It would be great to hear from some individuals who have gone through a class like this one. Did it have the impact that it was intended to have?