UMW Philanthropy Class Promotes Social Justice through Grants

UMW Students awarded more than $10,000 in grant money to three local nonprofit organizations as the culmination to their semester-long philanthropy class.

Students in a University of Mary Washington philanthropy class awarded more than $10,000 in grant money to three local nonprofit organizations that promote social justice through community development. … [Read more...]

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...]