Philanthropy, literally meaning “love of humanity”, is alive and well at MND, and we are proud to be a regional leader in educating the next generation of philanthropists! The MND Youth Philanthropy Council is a student-directed organization committed to learning about philanthropy and the role it plays in a healthy and vibrant community. For the past twelve years, MND has had a dynamic Youth Philanthropy Council. During this time, MND’s YPC has granted over $77,000 to local, regional, national and international organizations.
In addition to their YPC responsibilities, YPC members are invited to work with our parent organization Magnified Giving where Mr. Forman has worked since it’s founding in 2008. YPC members help behind-the-scenes to assist the 110+ other high schools as they develop their own Student Philanthropy programs. Student leaders sometimes work directly with the teachers and students from those schools and help lead the Awards Ceremonies at the end of the school year.
“MND YPC and the city-wide program makes a difference in a variety of ways. The overall title “Magnified Giving” is accurate in countless ways. When someone funds the YPC program, they help educate the potential philanthropists of the future, and provide lessons that will last for a lifetime. In addition, the money, which is then granted to the various non-profit agencies, makes a difference in not only the agency, but whomever the agency provides aid/help to. Therefore, when someone provides money to the YPC program, it doesn’t just perform one specific, small task and is then used up; it helps create a ripple effect, helping to make our community a better place, one agency at a time. I honestly can say that the program follows through with its original mission, and I am proud to be a member of MND’s Youth Philanthropy Council.”
“YPC has helped me grow in more ways than I can count. When I started I was shy and not sure what I was getting myself into. Two years later I am a college-bound senior who is leading her own small group, has conversed with executive directors of non-profits, and who spoke at the city-wide banquet. You aren’t just investing in a non-profit when you invest in YPC, you are investing in what those students can become.”
“YPC is more than a club to the girls at MND it is a passion that helps each girl develop into a person who will carry the spirit of philanthropy through the rest of her life. Philanthropy allows the girls of MND to grow not only spiritually but socially by encountering “real world” experiences such as having a conversation on the phone or in person, reading grant applications, scheduling site visits and so much more.”