Center for Student Philanthropy

The goal of the University of Kentucky Center for Student Philanthropy is simple. It wants students to know and spread the joy of philanthropy wherever they go.

Students make an investment in their futures when they give back. Not only are they strengthening the organizations and communities they serve, they are improving themselves. We will educate students about the need for philanthropy, give them opportunities to participate in philanthropic events on campus and celebrate the many ways donors and volunteers enhance the University of Kentucky. The benefits of charitable giving last for a lifetime. We want to walk alongside students from the moment they set foot on campus, encouraging them to harness their passion, amplify their giving and make an impact on the world.

For more information, download our Student Resource Guide: Corporations & Foundations (download).

Fundraising 101, April 11th

The University of Kentucky Center for Student Philanthropy was created to provide students with perspective on giving. They wish to promote awareness of the ways private gifts impact student life. A big part of the center is to establish a culture of philanthropy that helps enhance the future of the University of Kentucky.

To help maintain their goals, the center is hosting a Fundraising 101 event in hopes to get students more involved and more knowledgeable about philanthropy. The Center is bringing in guest speaker Linda Wise McNay, Ph.D. of Our Fundraising Search to speak about different philanthropic topics.

The Center states: “This interactive presentation will take a deep dive into the basic tenets of fundraising for nonprofit organizations. From annual fund basics to major gifts, this presentation will teach you about donor relationships and how to ask.“

This event will be held on Thursday, April 11 at the Senate Chambersin the new Gatton Student Center. The event will begin at 4pm and last until 5:30pm. Refreshments will be provided following the event at the Center for Student Philanthropy (room A260, Gatton Student Center).

There will be time for students to ask questions and interact with McNay. This is a free event for all students. Students are also welcome to take a copy of McNay’s new children’s book “The Adventures of PhilAnThropy” or check out any of McNay’s other books from the Center for Student Philanthropy.


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