Future Champions of Philanthropy
This program engages local youth leaders in philanthropy by immersing them in grantmaking decisions and processes. It is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to serve as governance architects, fund developers and grant committee members, as they distribute funds to local organizations that address the needs of local youth. Each year, an amazing group of students defines their purpose and focus for granting, establishes review criteria and selects grant recipients. Along the way, they poll their peers, volunteer at several nonprofits and conduct eye-opening site visits. The result: a newfound understanding of what need truly means and how many ways we can be of help.