High School Giving Circle - Next Generation of Philanthropists
Two High School Giving Circles funded by two donors in 2018 have concluded their meetings by each recommending $10,000 in grants. On 10 consecutive Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, the trophy bowl of chocolates in the Community Foundation entrance was raided as the members of the High School Giving Circles entered for their meetings. The students’ enthusiasm for philanthropy energized CFWN staff as we shared our office with them each week.
When asked about Youth Homelessness William Lu said, “That could be me, if I were not so privileged in all aspects of my life. They have to deal with all of that and all I have to do is focus on my studies.” "I am going to see if I can convince more people to donate to these causes." When asked about Interviewing the nonprofits Annabelle Choi said, “It was almost surreal.” “I feel like I could be doing more, especially now that I see all these incredible people, I was really impressed by the people at all the organizations. I would like to be more like them.”We hope the donors who funded the High School Giving Circles are as impressed with the Circles’ grants as we are. Applications for 2019 High School Giving Circle members will be available at regional high schools and on our website in early September 2019.