Monday, January 29, 2007

Future Leaders in Philanthropy: FLiP Facebook Success!

Future Leaders in Philanthropy: FLiP Facebook Success!: "FLiP Facebook Success!

FLiP Facebook success! We're proud to announce that our Facebook group has just rearched 100 members! The members represent at least 50 schools and hail from more than 15 cities, including New York, Boston, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Vancouver, and Tulsa."

The Daniel Island News

The Daniel Island News: "Fuzzy Feet philanthropy at DI School seeks your help
Jan 25, 2007, 13:41

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The Daniel Island School is participating in a nationwide philanthropy effort to provide socks and slippers to children at MUSC.

The program, called Fuzzy Feet, was started in 2002 by 14-year-old Brittany Clifford,"

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Young Donors In Training

Young Donors In Training: "Young Donors In Training
Coaches and peer networks are helping kids of the wealthy give wisely

Growing up, Jos Thalheimer knew his family was wealthy. He lived in a mansion with tennis courts and a swimming pool. He went to Choate Rosemary Hall, an elite Connecticut boarding school. But his family, which inherited the legacy created when his great-grandfather founded the American Oil Co. (Amoco) in 1910, rarely talked to him about their money or what it meant. Although his father directed a family foundation that gave away $1.5 million annually, Thalheimer didn't even learn about it until his late teens."

Philanthropy: Get 'Em Started Early

Philanthropy: Get 'Em Started Early: "Philanthropy: Get 'Em Started Early
PNC's Bruce Bickel explains how to teach your kids money management and charitable giving

Even children as young as six or seven should learn about the responsibilities of wealth. So says Bruce Bickel, senior vice-president at the wealth management unit of PNC Financial Services Group (PNC ) in Pittsburgh. Since joining the bank in 1988, the plain-speaking U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Baptist minister has built a national practice helping clients establish private charitable foundations. He also teaches families how to pass on philanthropic values to younger generations. Bickel discussed his ideas with correspondent Aaron Pressman."

Thursday, January 18, 2007 "Youth in Philanthropy Summit
We failed to mention last month that the North American Youth in Philanthropy Summit was organized by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP)."

Green Bay Press-Gazette - Event aims to teach kids how to handle money

Green Bay Press-Gazette - Event aims to teach kids how to handle money: "Event aims to teach kids how to handle money

By Mike Hoeft

This weekend, kids can learn there's more to do with a dollar than spend it.

They also need to be taught about saving and sharing money, said Dave Schmitz, a Green Bay community police officer.

Schmitz will work with youths Sunday on a Kids Share venture sponsored by the Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay.

By donating a dollar to a good cause, kids can learn the importance of philanthropy."

Article - News - Teen runner doubles his standard: 200 miles in two days

Article - News - Teen runner doubles his standard: 200 miles in two days: "Teen runner doubles his standard: 200 miles in two days
A Lake Forest resident who ran 100 miles in a day wants to finish 200 miles in two days to raise $20,000 for a hospital.
The Orange County Register

LAKE FOREST – Jesse Zweig hopes to make the finish line in the hardest run of his life.

The 18-year-old former cross country and track athlete set a goal – run 200 miles in 48 hours. And do it for charity. He leaves at 2:30 p.m. today from El Toro High School."

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - Family First: Charitable Celebrations For Kids - Family First: Charitable Celebrations For Kids: "Family First: Charitable Celebrations For Kids

Cindy Hsu

(CBS) NEW YORK If you have young children, the whole birthday party planning thing can get a little crazy. Some parents end up spending hundreds and even thousands of dollars on elaborate parties at fancy spots when the kids would be just as happy playing with a small group of friends at home. Other parents are using party time to teach their children an important lesson about giving to others. Some families ask their guests to bring donations for a certain charity instead of gifts for the birthday boy or girl. Last year, my friend Becky threw a party for her daughter and told us to bring a new bottle of vitamins instead of presents. The vitamins went to orphans in China, which was a powerful reminder of how much we take for granted."

Muncie Teen Appointed to U.S. Senate Youth Program || Muncie Free Press

Muncie Teen Appointed to U.S. Senate Youth Program || Muncie Free Press: "MUNCIE, IN - Nicholas Leonard, a resident of Muncie, is one of two high school students designated as a Youth delegate to the Senate by Dr. Suellen K. Reed. Senators Richard G. Lugar and Evan Bayh announced yesterday the appointments of Leonard and Justin Kingsolver (Fishers) as the Indiana delegates to the 45th Anniversary United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C.

Nicholas Leonard, a resident of Muncie, is Vice President of the National Honor Society, Co-Chair of the Mayor's Youth Council on Philanthropy, and Vice President of Latin Club at Muncie Central High School."

Summit helps out nonprofits

Summit helps out nonprofits: "Summit helps out nonprofits
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

LONGMEADOW - College students and officials from local nonprofit organizations came together yesterday during a daylong summit aimed at creating solutions to various business problems.

A total of 35 students and officials from six nonprofit agencies participated in 'A Call to Action,' held at Bay Path College. The summit, planned by Bay Path's presidential ambassadors, is part of the college's community services program."

Friday, January 12, 2007

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation: "Once again, the AFP has honored youths by awarding the David R. Roberts Youth in Philanthropy Award at its annual National Philanthropy Day breakfast. The David R. Roberts Award is named after the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation’s first President, Founding Director, and legal advisor and friend to Mrs. Edyth Bush. This year’s award recipient is Imperial Dance Company.

David Odahowski, the Foundation’s President and CEO, recently participated in the AFP National Youth in Philanthropy Summit held at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida."

Monday, January 08, 2007

Student uses trip to Cambodia to change a little corner of her world

Student uses trip to Cambodia to change a little corner of her world: "Sidhtara Tep leaves tonight for an opportunity of a lifetime. The Westview High School senior is part of an 18-member team traveling to Cambodia for two weeks with Northwest Medical Teams to provide dental treatment to orphans and widows in the rural Rattanakiri province."

Friday, January 05, 2007

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle-B'nai Tzedek stimulates young philanthropy

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle:
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"In an effort to expand the reach of B'nai Tzedek, Dees said JCF decided to get teens involved in the first-ever Jewish Youth Philanthropy Conference held last spring in Denver. Five B'nai Tzedek fund owners - William Nemitoff, David Alpert, Paige Lowenstein, Paulina Siegel and Jordan Pollack - attended the three-day conference along with Dees and Karen Gerson, director of Informal Jewish Education, a program of the Jewish Federation."