Students to Award Local Grants Worth $10,000

Students to Award Local Grants Worth $10,000

05/06/2014 

SUNY Cortland students will award $10,000 to local non-profit organizations during a ceremony Friday, May 9, as part of a political science course devoted to philanthropy and civic engagement.

The hour-long awards presentation takes place at 5 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. It is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Using funds from the Learning by Giving Foundation, students in the “Philanthropy and Civic Engagement: Learning by Giving” will distribute four grants to Cortland County applicants. The students’ grant decisions are focused on human services and will look to have a direct impact on people in the community.

“In short, we’re a small, one-time grant-awarding foundation — distributing real money, to real people with real needs in Cortland County,” said SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Henry Steck, a professor of political science who taught the course with Brooke Burk, an assistant professor of recreation, parks and leisure studies.

philanthropy

SUNY Cortland’s “Philanthropy and Civic
Engagement: Learning by Giving” course
will award $10,000 to local non-profits

on Friday, May 9.

Local organizations submitted applications earlier in the spring semester. Final grant decisions were made by the 20 students enrolled in the course.

In addition to application review and discussion, students read about foundations and non-governmental organizations, visited application sites and wrote several reflection papers during the course.

SUNY Cortland is one of nearly 40 colleges and universities nationwide to receive the Learning by Giving Foundation’s funding. The course also receives support from the College’s Political Science Department and Institute for Civic Engagement. None of the money from the Learning by Giving Foundation can be used on course-related expenses.

Based on requirements set by the Learning by Giving Foundation, all awards must be $2,000 or greater. In the past two years, two sections of the course have awarded $20,000 to local non-profit organizations at awards ceremonies in the spring.

For more information on the course, contact Steck at 607-753-4807.


More News

Non-traditional Students Tell Their Stories

Non-traditional Students Tell Their Stories

Five students shared their unique experiences during Non-Traditional Students Week.


National Philanthropy Week Tradition Continued

National Philanthropy Week Tradition Continued

Students appreciate the generosity that enriches their college experience.


Campus Named ‘Bicycle Friendly’

Campus Named ‘Bicycle Friendly’

The League of American Bicyclists endorses the College's support for bicyclers.


College Food Pantry Becomes SUNY Cortland Cupboard

College Food Pantry Becomes SUNY Cortland Cupboard

The name reflects an expanded mission to give necessities as well as food.


Alumna Among New York City’s Top Teachers

Alumna Among New York City’s Top Teachers

Rose Graham-Newman ’07, M ’09 has transformed from struggling student to honored educator.


Musical “Little Women” Opens for the Holidays

Musical “Little Women” Opens for the Holidays

The coming-of-age tale of the four March sisters is suitable for all ages.


Young Alum Puts Skills to Use in Puerto Rico

Young Alum Puts Skills to Use in Puerto Rico

Matt Green ’12, a new communication media major, discovered a passion for emergency management at SUNY Cortland.


Casey Austin ’14 Running After His Goals

Casey Austin ’14 Running After His Goals

Austin, a graduate student, presented award-winning research in exercise science.


SUNY Cortland Recognized Nationally for Sustainability

SUNY Cortland Recognized Nationally for Sustainability

The College was the only SUNY comprehensive college to receive a gold rating from AASHE.


SUNY Cortland Ranked No. 10 Nationally in Sports Medicine

SUNY Cortland Ranked No. 10 Nationally in Sports Medicine

Academic reputation and student retention were among the criteria used.


Explore

Visit

Contact