Student Philanthropy Board

Student Philanthropy Board

The Center for Student Philanthropy is the first center of its kind that serves as a resource for students who want to learn more about philanthropy. Formed in 2018, the center aims to spread the joy of philanthropy throughout UK's campus, and the Student Philanthropy Board are the center's messengers.

This diverse board comprises students from nearly every college, undergraduate and graduate students, who are focused on improving their campus and world through philanthropy. All active on campus, they lead student organizations, head their own nonprofits and all embrace charitable giving and volunteerism as a way of life. Learn more about the members below.

Noland_AullNoland Aull

Political Science with a minor in History

Former student body president at Owensboro Community and Technical College, former Kentucky Community and Technical College representative, director of the Sixth District Young Democrats, Lexington-Fayette County Environmental Commissioner and former member of the Ronnie Bastin, Judge John Reynolds and Alison Lundergan Grimes campaigns

Brennan DoddsBrennan Dodds

Social Enterprise Scholar

Active in Christian Student Fellowship, serves as a Gatton College of Business and Economics ambassador, founded Cat Swap book exchange and is a site leader for the Service Corps.

Jillian-GibneyJillian Gibney

International Studies with a minor in Spanish and Communications

Active in Alpha Phi Omega and the women's rugby team

Laura-NolanLaura Nolan

Communications Sciences and Disorders

Active in the Newman Center

Haley-PotterHaley Potter

Arts Administration

Active on campus as a programming manager for the Gatton Student Center and president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Kennedy-SabharwalKennedy Sabharwal

Biology and Journalism (pre-med track)

Active in Alpha Delta Pi and Christian Student Fellowship, writes for the Kentucky Kernel, interned for a dermatologist, preparing to intern for Sanjay Gupta and created Project Red Light, a nonprofit providing books and videos to children in area hospitals


Maria Shamai

Biology and Chemistry (pre-med track)

Active in Alpha Phi Omega, president of the Jewish Student Union, mentor for STEMCats Living Learning Program, student researcher and volunteer for Sweet Blessings


Matthew Westling

Graduate student
Pharmacy and Master's in Public Administration in policy and program development

Serves as president of the UK chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association and active in the Center for Community Outreach