Participants learn about different types of foundations and how they work toward improving the common good.
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In a kid-friendly approach, we look at the components of the U.S. Constitution and put early government-forming events in a context. We distinguish the roles of the three branches of government, especially the structure and responsibilities of our judicial system.
To understand the workings of a large foundation that distributes major capital gifts and programmatic gifts like scholarships for higher education.
To introduce students to the grantmaking process (through a Harvard Business School case study) using all of the concepts learned in class this semester.
To introduce students to grantmaking and the work of community foundations.
To help students understand the language of private foundations, their unique terms, and specific definitions. Furthermore, to help students learn the specific rules and regulations governing private foundations that help foundations stay in compliance with IRS regulations. Finally, to help...
To help students understand the legal aspects of a 501(c)(3) organization and how they differ from other organizations.
Unit: Advise and Consent
Students read an old quote about the interconnection of all life on the planet and recognize that we are each affected by what happens to others and the environment. They will analyze current local, state, national and international issues addressed in the evening news. They become...