To help students understand that not all organizations spend their philanthropic dollars wisely and to teach them effective ways to assess the different approaches.
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To expose students to the history and philosophy of generosity in order to better understand why and how we should be generous.
To introduce students to the harsh realities of modern-day slavery.
To help students assess the effectiveness of charitable organizations and decide on their own financial contributions.
To introduce students to a variety of specific nonprofits and their representatives who address topics such as the organization's mission, financial support, and work.
Enable students to methodically assess their choice of philanthropic giving and decide where to make a $500 donation.
To acquaint students with the vocabulary and basic tools of accounting principles necessary for all nonprofits.
To explore many differing views on well-intended philanthropy with students. Review some of the dangers of philanthropy such as inappropriate intervention, inappropriate verbiage, and naiveté.
An annual speaker introduces students to those in the greater community who are recognized for their philanthropic contributions to society.
To have students present checks and explain their assessment criteria for making a $500 donation to the organization of their choice.