UMW Philanthropy Class Awards Grants to Three Area Agencies

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Students in the University of Mary Washington philanthropy class awarded a total of $10,000 in grants to three Fredericksburg-area nonprofit organizations: the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic, Rappahannock Legal Services and Stafford Junction. Class representatives Ashley Cameron and Katherine Gibson announced the awards during a check presentation ceremony on Tuesday, December 6 at the university’s Jepson Alumni Executive Center. The ceremony was the culmination of the semester-long Economics of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector course taught by Professor of Economics Robert Rycroft. The grants are funded by philanthropist Doris Buffet’s Learning by Giving Foundation. Buffett, who attended the ceremony, commended the students for their hard work. “I’m really proud of you,” said Buffett. “You learned a lot and I bet you had a good time doing it.” This year, the class of 22 students reviewed 51 applications. “In choosing the grant recipients, our class followed the lead … [Read more...]

UMW Philanthropy Class Accepted Grant Applications

Each fall, UMW's philanthropy course awards a total of $10,000 to area nonprofit agencies.

University of Mary Washington students enrolled in a philanthropy class sought applicants for $10,000 in grant money to be awarded to local nonprofit organizations. The class, made up of 22 students called the University of Mary Washington Philanthropic Society, hopes the funds will improve the welfare of the disadvantaged in the greater Fredericksburg area by providing financial support to regional nonprofits, according to the class’s mission statement. The class will award a total of $10,000 to one or more nonprofits on Tuesday, December 6. The deadline for paper applications was Tuesday, October 25 and the deadline for electronic applications was Tuesday, November 1. Eligible applicants must come from the City of Fredericksburg; the counties of Spotsylvania, Orange, King George, Stafford, Caroline, Culpeper and Prince William; the Middle Peninsula or the Northern Neck region. This year, the primary interest of the Economics of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector class … [Read more...]