Students award $50,000 to nonprofits

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Erin Blasko | November 16, 2020

Students in Jonathan Hannah’s Philanthropy and the Common Good class awarded a combined $47,080 to five local nonprofit organizations during a small ceremony Thursday (Nov. 12) at the Hesburgh Library.

Philanthropy and the Common Good is a community engagement course that requires students to act as a board of directors and use thoughtful analysis to award as much as $50,000 in real grant money to deserving nonprofits.

The course, which explores the history and role of philanthropy in America, is a collaboration between the Hesburgh Program in Public Service and the Philanthropy Lab, a nonprofit that supports philanthropy education in the U.S.

This year’s recipients were the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County ($10,280), the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of St. Joseph County ($9,600), the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County ($10,200), St. Margaret’s House ($10,000) and Corvilla ($7,000).

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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