The Power of Giving

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By becoming a student leader or engaged partner, you will ensure the Center for Student Philanthropy's success. Your involvement will help broaden its reach and strengthen its message. Together, you and the center will begin building a network of support, a community of informed, motivated philanthropists dedicated to advancing UK and enhancing opportunities for students and Kentuckians.

These are just a few examples of the impact of giving:

  • Young adults volunteer 24 billion hours annually, and college students had the highest percentage of volunteer hours.
  • People who give charitably are more likely to have higher self-esteem, better self-worth, a more positive outlook on life and a longer life expectancy. 
  • Giving is contagious, causing happiness within the donor and spurring others to follow suit. It creates an environment where more people give and thereby increase their happiness. 

The center's work can transform campus and the Commonwealth as it becomes a model for other universities. The next phase starts with you. Learn more about ways to partner with Student Philanthropy by calling (859) 257-5488 or emailing studentphilanthropy@uky.edu.