Philanthropist of the Year

11, 12

An annual speaker introduces students to those in the greater community who are recognized for their philanthropic contributions to society.

Print1-2 1/2 hours

Students will:

  • Hear from a person committed to a specific area of philanthropy and be introduced to an influential community leader
  • Be introduced to possible career choices in philanthropy
  • Learn how a person has successfully directed their passion and commitment to a specific cause


  1. Students attend a local philanthropy awards ceremony or hear from speakers invited to their class because they have been recognized for their philanthropy in the community. A local foundation or chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) can be a good source of speakers.

  2. Class discussion about the philanthropic speaker's contributions to the community and their cause.


Participation in class discussion and review of philanthropic community leadership and passion for a certain cause.