Monday, October 31, 2005

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea: "harity Earns Michelle Wie a Round With Clinton
Michelle Wie added a round of golf with Bill Clinton to her precocious resume on Monday when she donated US$500,000 to a fund for victims of hurricane Katrina co-administered by the former U.S. president. The sporting summit took place at the Southern Highlands Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada. "

Saturday essay: T-shirt irony -

Saturday essay: T-shirt irony - "Saturday essay: T-shirt irony

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Irony is lost on the Allegheny County Girls as Grantmakers program.

The youth philanthropy program makes grants based on themes such as female involvement in science and technology, female participation in politics, and bullying, cliques and stereotypes among girls. Twenty-three teenagers in the program are scheduled to conduct a boycott rally at Chatham College on Sunday afternoon to protest very provocative T-shirts by Abercrombie & Fitch.

They are upset about women's T-shirts with supposedly degrading messages. Among them: 'Who needs brains when you have these"

The Sun News | 10/29/2005 | Philanthropy passed down

The Sun News | 10/29/2005 | Philanthropy passed down: "WACCAMAW FOUNDATION

Philanthropy passed down

Over a million in funds to local causes inspired by, in honor of parents

By Johanna D. Wilson

The Sun News

'You don't have to be wealthy to be a philanthropist.'
Mike Gerald | Waccamaw Community Foundation

A little boy learned the essence of a big word - philanthropy - when he discovered his daddy wrote a check and saved a camp.

Jerry Bisgrove, now 60, was nine when John Bisgrove did what he had to do to save Camp Columbus in Auburn, N.Y.

'Nobody knew about what my father did except the good monsignor,' Bisgrove said. 'My father always did things in a very quiet way. If somebody in church was in trouble, you knew my father's hand was in it helping out in some way.'"

Friday, October 28, 2005

Youth volunteer award a Cinderella tale

Youth volunteer award a Cinderella tale: "Youth volunteer award a Cinderella tale

Nancy Clark-Puffer
Special for The Republic
Oct. 26, 2005 12:00 AM

Tempe teenager Samantha Fox, her mother and a couple of friends came up with a great idea several years ago.

The Cinderella Affair, a prom-dress donation drive, has grown into a Valley-wide annual charity operation, collecting more than 2,000 prom dresses in 2005.

For this and many years of volunteer work with the National Charity League, the Corona del Sol High School senior will be presented with the United Way's East Valley Youth Volunteer of the Year Award on Thursday. Volunteering always has been a way of life for her, she said, but being selected for the award was a complete surprise. "

Teens and charity |"Teens and charity

Teens and charity | "Teens and charity
A Christian Science perspective on daily life
Musicians and bands, participating in a program called 'You Got 2 Give 2 Get,' were giving free concerts for teenagers who agreed to donate four hours of their time to various charities. When they completed the required time, they were given concert tickets worth approximately $100.

The program encouraged teens to see the importance of including volunteerism in their lives - something, the article said, they probably wouldn't do on their own ('To get to the concert, help the neighborhood,' The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 12)."

CourierPostOnline - South Jersey's Web Site -Boy's Halloween charity gets televised boost

CourierPostOnline - South Jersey's Web Site: "Boy's Halloween charity gets televised boost

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Courier-Post Staff

For the last four years, 11-year-old Salvatore Dragone has collected Halloween goodies for hospitalized children unable to trick-or-treat.

This year, though, he has had a tough time soliciting donations from a public apparently experiencing charity fatigue in a year with hurricanes and other natural disasters.

But today, Salvatore will take his appeal to the nation with a brief appearance on The Tony Danza Show."

Monday, October 24, 2005

The Tufts Daily - Natural disasters shift 'Generation Apathetic' into gear

The Tufts Daily - Natural disasters shift 'Generation Apathetic' into gear: "Natural disasters shift 'Generation Apathetic' into gear
By Jessica McConnell
Senior Staff Writer

Joan Baez swings into town this week, attracting throngs of long-haired older fans along with the ghost of the socially-active sixties.

But recent tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and mudslides are showing her can-do spirit didn't end with the passing of tie-dye. College students today are contradicting the lazy, apathetic and disconnected stereotypes frequently thrown on them. Students are getting involved."

Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Monument - Community News for Gray, New Gloucester, Cumberland, N. Yarmouth, Raymond and Windham Maine

The Monument - Community News for Gray, New Gloucester, Cumberland, N. Yarmouth, Raymond and Windham Maine: "Youth-Run Conference to Take Place October 27 and 28

The Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) and the Youth Planning Team (YPT) would like to invite you to this year's 22nd Annual Peer Leadership Conference. On October 27 th and 28 th over 400 youth leaders and their advisors from all around the state of Maine will be coming together in Bar Harbor. 'Youth got Power, Keepin' it Alive!' this year's theme, comes from the power all youth have to make a difference, dream a dream, and to inspire themselves and others.

The Conference was planned by 15 YPT youth and their advisors, in collaboration with the Maine Youth Action Network. The YPT has been hard at work since early August taking care of all aspects of the conference to make sure that everything will go well on October 27th and 28th. From booking a keynote speaker to deciding what the theme of the conference will be, the YPT has been involved all the way. MYAN believes that the youth input for the conference will lead to one of the most successful conferences yet.

Winona Daily News - 6.0-Local students to do philanthropy project

Winona Daily News - 6.0: "Local students to do philanthropy projects

By Daily News staff
When the Winona Community Foundation funds local organizations this fall, it also will be teaching children a lesson about philanthropy.

Area students will help the foundation’s administrators evaluate three grant proposals:" - Concord Journal "Fenn begins student philanthropy program - Concord Journal - Arts & Lifestyle: "Fenn begins student philanthropy program
Thursday, October 20, 2005

The Fenn School in Concord has announced that it is adding an innovative program to its existing series of student-based community service activities. An anonymous family has generously established a $100,000 endowed fund, named the Fenn Philanthropy Fund. This fund will enable the school to establish a program to teach eighth- and ninth-grade boys how to make informed and wise decisions when donating to charitable causes. After learning how to navigate through the many worthy charitable options, boys at Fenn will now have the opportunity to make a series of meaningful grants to non-profit organizations each year, supported by the annual income of the fund. The Fenn Philanthropy Fund will also supplement the school's existing outreach efforts in community service and student-based charitable fund raising."

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Fast-a-Thon at VU bridges cultures - Wednesday, 10/19/05

Fast-a-Thon at VU bridges cultures - Wednesday, 10/19/05: "ast-a-Thon at VU bridges cultures

For Ramadan, non-Muslims join in the abstinence

Staff Writer

More than 220 Vanderbilt University students went hungry for a day so that others do not have to.

For the third year in a row, non-Muslim students at Vanderbilt joined their Muslim classmates by fasting for 12 hours as part of Fast-a-Thon. Participating students pledged to abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset to raise money from sponsors for a charity." gives record funds "CRISFIELD — The American Red Cross of the Lower Eastern Shore recently lauded students at H. DeWayne Whittington Primary School for making one of the largest donations in the region to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Children at the school raised some $3,520, given to Red Cross disaster specialists Mary Jane and Ken Eldridge during an event in late September. Students, faculty, staff and their families contributed everything from paper money to personal penny-jar savings."

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Daily Times - - Salisbury, Md.-Community Youth Foundation both helps and teache

The Daily Times - - Salisbury, Md.: "Community Youth Foundation both helps and teaches
By Erin Michaud

For the past six years, high school students from Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties have been making an impact on youth in our community by meeting once a month at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore as part of a group called the Youth Foundation.

Sheila Chandrasekhara, a member of the class of 2000, designed the program during her senior year of high school in an effort to expose her fellow teenagers to philanthropy while at the same time bettering the community. The Youth Foundation is the advisory committee for the Youth Foundation Fund. The committee raises money to build the endowment and awards grants to support local programs that benefit youth."

Monday, October 17, 2005

"The Waterbury Connecticut Republican American Newspaper"

"The Waterbury Connecticut Republican American Newspaper": "Westover girls get aid fund invested

Monday, October 17, 2005

By Marrecca Fiore

Copyright © 2005 Republican-American

MIDDLEBURY -- Using a little ingenuity, three students at Westover School have breathed new life into the school's 94-year-old Dorcas Fund.

Named for a Biblical woman who spent her life making clothes for the poor, the private school's Dorcas Fund has been used to benefit local and national charities since the school was founded in 1909, said Director of Publicity Joan Anthony.

Though the fund originally grew out of the proceeds from the school's annual Dorcas Fair, in recent years students have found ways to fund it using innovative fundraisers, such as lollipop sales, back-to-school baskets and alumae activities."

Youths volunteer in record numbers

Youths volunteer in record numbers: "ouths volunteer in record numbers
Studies confirm a service-oriented young generation

Monday, October 17, 2005
By Karen MacPherson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in September, it sparked an outpouring of kid-generated fund-raising efforts for the storm victims.

In the past month, thousands of children across the country have collected their pennies, sold Mardi Gras beads, donated their baby-sitting money, sold lemonade, and held concerts -- raising millions of dollars for relief efforts." "Brittany, the daughter of Karen Puhlman, of Ottoville, and John Kleman, of Fort Jennings, is a state representative on the Youth Philanthropy Council of Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth. The nonprofit council awards grants to local organizations that support safe, healthy, drug-free schools and communities. "

Friday, October 14, 2005

Fayette County Review: News Column-"LaGrange School will have a spaghetti dinner Nov. 18 from 5:30 p.m. until finished to raise money for hurricane vi

Fayette County Review: News Column: "LaGrange School will have a spaghetti dinner Nov. 18 from 5:30 p.m. until finished to raise money for hurricane victims.

As part of The LaGrange Schools’s curriculum, the students participating in their own group volunteerism efforts, which are crated and planned by the children during their morning devotion and discussion period. "

Brandontimes: Group's award a blessing, girl says

Brandontimes: Group's award a blessing, girl says: "he program found Elbannan through USF's donor relations office, which helps the university screen certain scholarship applicants.

Founded in May, the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy program seeks to educate young women about how to be leaders and philanthropists in their communities. The program's board includes prominent Tampa Bay area women including business owners, attorneys, bank executives, and USF President Judy Genshaft."

Normanton News - Wakefield Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More

Normanton News - Wakefield Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More: "A write good way to help charity
YOUNGSTERS had a way with words when they raised �1,300 for a children's charity during a sponsored spellathon.
Pupils from Normanton Junior School got to grips with their vocabulary to help support the NSPCC’s Full Stop campaign which aims to stop young people suffering from abuse.

The pupils of the Church Lane school decided to take on the spelling challenge after an assembly which highlighted the plight of children who are mistreated."

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

NPR : Teaching Kids How to Give to Charity

NPR : Teaching Kids How to Give to Charity: "The Color of Money
By Michelle Singletary

Teaching Kids How to Give to Charity

Listen to this story...

Day to Day, October 11, 2005 � Day to Day personal finance contributor Michelle Singletary talks with Madeleine Brand about teaching children about the importance of charitable giving, and about deciding how much to give."

Daily News Transcript - Arts & Culture News

Daily News Transcript - Arts & Culture News: "Walpole resident Alix Parkinson, a junior at The Rivers School in Weston, was recently honored as a member of the school's Rivers Givers at the 2005 Youth Grantmakers Summer Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Council of Michigan Foundations. The Rivers Givers project was nominated as one of the 10 Great Grants finalists of the conference by the youth in attendance, and Rivers students made a special presentation to the entire group regarding the history and accomplishments of the Rivers Givers. "

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

CBS News | Boy Swims Alcatraz For Charity | October 11, 2005 14:30:06

CBS News | Boy Swims Alcatraz For Charity | October 11, 2005 14:30:06: "Boy Swims Alcatraz For Charity

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11, 2005
Johnny Wilson (CBS)

(CBS) Going stroke for stroke with two adult swimmers, fourth-grader Johnny Wilson made history as the youngest person to ever swim San Francisco Bay from the legendary Alcatraz prison island in just under two hours.

CBS News correspondent Teri Okita reports that 9-year-old Johnny Wilson made it to the shore, telling himself, 'I'm almost there. I'm almost there.' His parents, classmates, teachers and friends cheered him to victory. "

Local News - The Daily Journal -Public service group Quixote Quest targets teens for duty

Local News - The Daily Journal - "VINELAND -- It was a year ago that Jessica Deckard, fresh home from Fordham University, started to search for a meaningful way to spend her spare time.

That led Deckard to Quixote Quest, a public service organization exclusively for teens.

She did more than sign up. The city's youngest school board member convinced Quixote Quest Director Frank McGough to establish the fourth and final chapter in Cumberland County.

A dozen teens attended the organization's kickoff meeting Monday at Covenant Presbyterian Church. These high school students will be required to attend two monthly meetings and devote two hours each week to volunteer service."

Daily Local News - News - 10/11/2005 - Foundation honors county leaders

Daily Local News - News - 10/11/2005 - Foundation honors county leaders: "• Troy Czukoski and Richard Kaskey will accept the Acorn Award on behalf of the Phoenixville Area School District. The district started a Youth and Philanthropy Program to give students greater understanding of the necessity and responsibility of giving back to the community whenever they can, the foundation said."

Teens set example for philanthropy: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Teens set example for philanthropy: South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Teens set example for philanthropy

Stephanie Lowe
oakland park
Posted October 9 2005
On Sept. 24, I volunteered at a Katrina benefit concert entirely organized by local high school students and recent grads.

Through the course of the day, as bands from western suburbs played and were cheered by students from the east side and vice versa, area residents stopped by to peek in and smile. It was loud and modern music, yet not a complaint. Everyone understood upon seeing the handmade Katrina signs that these kids were extraordinary."

Northwest Indiana News: helping kids

Northwest Indiana News: "Kids helping kids
Children trick-or-treat for UNICEF to improve lives

Times Correspondent

This story ran on on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 12:36 AM CDT

Fifty-five years ago, a youth group in Philadelphia brought along milk cartons as they went door to door to trick-or-treat. In those cartons they collected coins for UNICEF, an organization established four years earlier by the United Nations to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China, which in 1950 was extended to addressing long-term needs of women and children in developing countries around the globe."

Friday, October 07, 2005 | Philanthropy course offered | Philanthropy course offered: "Philanthropy course offered
University of Mary Washington hopes it will teach practical skills

The Associated Press

Oct 7, 2005

FREDERICKSBURG -- Plenty of college students might sign up for a class on making money. But it's a course on how to give cash away that's making a splash at the University of Mary Washington."

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Girl Scouts prepare to help area nonprofits

Girl Scouts prepare to help area nonprofits: "Girl Scouts prepare to help area nonprofits

The Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts urges area residents to “pay forward” any good fortune they have.

In an effort to help residents become more involved in their community and its needs, the council will sponsor Pay It Forward Day on Nov. 20 at its new program activity center on Yellowbrick Road in Farmingdale, according to Kelly McAllister, membership development director of the Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts.

“The goal of Pay It Forward Day,” McAllister said, “is to encourage the girls and the community to become more involved by exposing them to a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that reflect diverse interests and personalities.”

According to McAllister, the Girl Scouts is a national organization dedicated to building courageous, caring and compassionate citizens."

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Youthful philanthropy abounds

Youthful philanthropy abounds: "Youthful philanthropy abounds

By Casey White
of the East Oregonian

PENDLETON — Sherwood Heights Elementary School fourth-grader Brenna Haney was so concerned about the victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita that she donated all her saved pennies to a fund at Bank of the West. She just hopes it’s enough." double up for donations "Twins double up for donations
The south-side boys, along with their dad, plan to camp on a roof to raise money.


October 4, 2005

The roof of a grocery store is not your average campout location. Then again, Grant and Austin Smith are not your average kids.

At 7 years old, the twins are philanthropic powerhouses, and, once again, they're on a mission. This time the goal is to raise $7,500 for Hurricane Katrina victims and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation."

Monday, October 03, 2005

A Lasting Impression

A Lasting Impression: "A Lasting Impression

Sunday, October 2, 2005



What started as a fun community-service project for her Sonoma State University sorority has blossomed into a deep commitment for Sarah Scudder.

Back in 2001 when she was a freshman, as philanthropy coordinator for the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Scudder called the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. With 60 energetic coeds at her disposal, she was looking for a big project." | Kids On Crusades | Kids On Crusades: "Kids On Crusades
Hurricane Relief Efforts Just Part Of Dramatic Rise In Youthful Volunteers
October 3, 2005
By JOANN KLIMKIEWICZ, The Hartford Courant

All summer long, Devon Aldave wanted to organize a carwash in his West Hartford neighborhood. 'Just for fun,' the 8-year-old says with a shrug when asked to explain. But, as do many childhood impulses, the notion faded with the summer.

Then came Hurricane Katrina."