Monday, July 30, 2007

Rock by the Dock -

Rock by the Dock - "The Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Committee is made up of area seventh- through 12th-graders who engage in philanthropy and try to enhance to lives of local youths. Committee members are volunteers who grant funding to local nonprofit organizations for projects that will directly benefit Bay County's young residents."

Friday, July 27, 2007"Teens tackle tzedakah dollars "Teens tackle tzedakah dollars
By Julie Gruenbaum Fax, Education Editor

Courtney Teller knows all about giving. The high school sophomore won the community service award at Archer School for Girls, and her grandmother, Annette Shapiro, is a legendary volunteer and philanthropist in the Los Angeles Jewish community.

But it was the parking situation at a playground for the disabled that gave Courtney a new appreciation for the potential impact of tzedakah.

As part of her participation in the Community Youth Foundation -- a program of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles where teens allocate $10,000 in grants -- Teller and her friends visited Shane's Inspiration, a West L.A. playground for the disabled. While she was moved by the hordes of kids, both abled and disabled, playing on the rubber-padded, accessibly designed equipment, the fact that it took her 30 minutes to find parking signaled to her that demand had outpaced supply."

Opelika-Auburn News | Sportsplex and Aquatics Center gets $1M gift

Opelika-Auburn News | Sportsplex and Aquatics Center gets $1M gift: "But maybe the best return on foundation funds has come from its philanthropy courses geared toward youth here and in Montgomery. Cannon says philanthropy was so much a part of her brother’s makeup.

'We were raised by parents who taught us to give. They taught us to be good stewards not only of our money but of our time and talents,' she said. 'Nearly every week now, I hear from somebody who Jimmy helped. There was never any expectation of recognition for that help. Sometimes the help he gave was financial; other times it had nothing to do with money. It could have been a phone call. He was always helping somebody in some way. Jimmy didn’t have any children of his own, so everybody else’s children were his children.'"

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

John Kelly - Kids Donate the Darndest Things -

John Kelly - Kids Donate the Darndest Things - "Kids Donate the Darndest Things

By John Kelly
Wednesday, July 25, 2007; Page B03

Say what you will about 13-year-old girls -- and since I've had two of them, I think I'm entitled to say whatever I like -- but some of them can be pretty darn sweet. Considerate, even. Generous."

Monday, July 23, 2007


nonprofits071907: "Part of this museum is kids’ education. If you grab their attention at a very young age, you create good museum-goers,” she said.

Wodynski is not alone in trying to develop the next generation of philanthropists. There are 150 nonprofits of varying sizes and budgets and missions on-island and many of them are interested in reaching out to the next generation, people in their 20s, 30s and 40s to donate time and money and to sit on boards."

Tinley kids offer lesson in good-hearted giving :: Courtney Greve :: Daily Southtown

Tinley kids offer lesson in good-hearted giving :: Courtney Greve :: Daily Southtown: "Tinley kids offer lesson in good-hearted giving

July 22, 2007
By Courtney Greve

This story of a little girl with a big idea and an even bigger heart may not seem too important.

But we could all learn from 6-year-old Jessica Hartmann, of Tinley Park.

Jessica watched the Oprah Winfrey special this spring about the media mogul's South African Leadership Academy for Girls.

'It was sad,' Jessica said this week. 'The girls lived in shacks.'"

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Business in | Maine Women's Fund offers program for young women in Portland, Bangor and Brunswick

Business in | Maine Women's Fund offers program for young women in Portland, Bangor and Brunswick: "Augusta, ME. July 18, 2007: Maine Women’s Fund, a public foundation dedicated to advancing the political, economic and social equality of women and girls in Maine, is currently accepting applications for the New Girls’ Network, a nine-month leadership program for women in their 20’s and 30’s.

Participants in the New Girls’ Network will meet once a month, to discuss a variety of topics related to leadership, philanthropy, activism and feminism and explore how to lead through volunteering and board service. The program also offers multiple opportunities to build professional networks among New Girls, businesswomen, nonprofit professionals, corporate and community leaders, and philanthropists."

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Michigan Daily » The Wire » Promoting Philanthropy

The Michigan Daily » The Wire » Promoting Philanthropy: "A new link between University student groups may be created this fall with the launch of the Student Philanthropy Council. The new council, which aims to “increase student awareness and participation in all philanthropic endeavors in and around campus,” hopes to aid student groups in meeting their goals by encouraging collaboration between student leaders.

SPC founders are taking direction from similar groups at universities around the nation that have been successful in promoting philanthropy. T"

Mandated volunteerism - Yahoo! News

Mandated volunteerism - Yahoo! News: "Welcome to the newest rat race, the race for community service hours. Ask students walking for a 'cure' or tutoring underprivileged children why they are there and they'll tell you, 'I need the hours.' Schools, particularly private schools, have taken it on themselves to legislate the good deeds of our children and by inference, we parents as well. I no longer have the time to discuss my own family's religious and moral duties with my children – we're all too busy racing from project to project putting in required hours."

Ellen’s ‘excellent’ philanthropy - Geneva, IL - Geneva Republican

Ellen’s ‘excellent’ philanthropy - Geneva, IL - Geneva Republican: "Ellen Wildman, 13, of Geneva was recently selected as one of three winners from more than 14,000 entries in the first Real Girl of the Year Award, sponsored by American Girl, where parents were asked to pen an essay on their daughters’ community service and volunteer activities."

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


· IN-FORUM ·: "The weeklong program is designed to involve eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade women actively and thoughtfully in philanthropy and voluntary action. It is administered by volunteers associated with the Women’s Fund of the Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation."

Monday, July 09, 2007 - Conservatives consider youth incentives - Conservatives consider youth incentives: "A Conservative policy group is recommending that disaffected youths should be handed concert tickets and other rewards in return for doing charity work.

Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith's social justice commission is to call for the move in its report on Tuesday, it emerged last night.

The proposed 'V-card' system would see young people earn credits in exchange for volunteering."

North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!

North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!: "The annual event attracts more than 150 participants selected by international Rotary Clubs, a century-old service network of professional leaders.

Cultivating a sense of philanthropy is one of the conference's main goals. And Acevedo found that until you've met someone who's gone without food or slept on a dirt floor, you really don't understand the need to give something back to others."

Walking Bus Is A Recordbreaker (from This Is Lancashire)

Walking Bus Is A Recordbreaker (from This Is Lancashire): "he pupils also made small donations which raised more than £170 for the charity.

Children from 520 schools across the UK took part in the event, beating their own world record of 57,476 children in the walking bus in 2006."