Student Philanthropy Board

Student Philanthropy Board

New in 2018, the University of Kentucky formed a Center for Student Philanthropy, the first center of its kind that serves as a resource for students who want to learn more about philanthropy. 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, 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.

Habiba-AhmedHabiba Ahmed

Neuroscience (pre-med track) with a minor in Psychology

Active in the Muslim Student Association, Phi Delta Epsilon, the Student Appeals Board and the Henna Club

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

Adam-BlevinsAdam Blevins

History and Secondary Education in Social Studies with minors in Economics and Political Science

Active in the UK Parent and Family Association as a lead parent ambassador, the Kentucky Center on Economic Policy and First Generation Programs and serves as a peer liaison for UK 101

Marie-BlevinsMarie Blevins

Public Health

Former intern in the Office of Philanthropy, public relations chair for Kappa Kappa Gamma

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.

Danielle-DoeringDanielle Doering

Natural Resources and Environmental Science

Active in the Alpha Gamma Delta and the Center for Community Outreach, working for Wildcats for Homes, Big Blue Pantry and SSTOP Hunger

Brack-DuncanBrack Duncan

Social Studies in Secondary Education with a minor in Political Science

Active in Farmhouse Fraternity, College of Education Ambassador, founder of Buddies of the Bluegrass, mentor at STRIDE in Winchester, Kentucky

Jillian-GibneyJillian Gibney

International Studies with a minor in Spanish and Communications

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

Michael-GraehlerMichael Graehler

Senior, December 2018 graduate
Civil Engineering

Active in Engineers without Borders, created a nonprofit that benefits Nepal, has led several mission trips abroad

Julia-HarrisJulia Harris

Economics and Digital Media
Social Enterprise Scholar

Active in Students Helping Honduras and Pi Beta Phi, works as a media assistant for the College of Arts and Sciences and volunteers at Camp Thunderbird

Kendall-HitchKendall Hitch 

Senior, December 2018 graduate
Political Science with minors in Latin American and International Studies

Founded UK's Amnesty International chapter and active in Junior Achievement and Girls on the Run. She also created Abroadband Connections, an education technology organization teaching Guatemalan children English

Hayley-LeachHayley Leach 

Political Science and Writing, Digital Studies (pre-law track)
Parker Scholar

Active in the University of Kentucky mock trial team, serves as a College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador, works as a Student Code of Conduct adviser for the judicial branch of Student Government Association, helped found the UK chapter of Leading Women of Tomorrow, holds the title of Miss University of Kentucky as well as Miss Danville 2019 and was a press intern for Sen. Mitch McConnell

Laura-NolanLaura Nolan

Communications Sciences and Disorders

Active in the Newman Center

Destiny OakleyDestiny Oakley

Business Management, International Business
Global Scholar

Member of Alpha Xi Omega, intern for PresentationU and former intern for Girl Scouts

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 ShamaiMaria 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-WestlingMatthew Westling

Third Year Pharmacy Student and earning 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


Jacob-WhittJacob Whitt

Arts Administration (pre-med track) with a minor in Musical Performance

Active in DanceBlue, serves as a Wildcat Ambassador and played in the marching band

Kai-ZhangKai Zhang

Ph.D. Candidate in his fourth year
College of Medicine, studying Pharmacology

Created a nonprofit that finds international students housing in Lexington and throughout Kentucky






Jason-ZhengJason Zheng

Biology and Neuroscience with a minor in Mathematics (pre-med track)

Active in Phi Delta Epsilon and Alpha Phi Omega, teaches UK 101 and tutors students in organic chemistry