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Community Foundation seeking philanthropic youth

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to learn about philanthropy and grant-making? Do you want to serve?

Are you a Putnam County high school or college student?

If so, you should apply to be a member of the Youth Philanthropy Committee.

The Putnam County Community Foundation invites all eligible students, 14-22, to apply for a committee post. Applications are due March 28 and can be downloaded online at www.pcfoundation.org or picked up at the Community Foundation office.

The Youth Philanthropy Committee reviews grant applications from Putnam County youth conducting service projects, completes their own group service project, and seeks funds for their own youth philanthropy endowment. The committee meets monthly and consists of student leaders from all parts of the county.

The program, specifically provides funding for youth-led projects mainly focused in the following areas: Increasing literacy and educational attainment for youth, extra-curricular activities for youth, teen crisis issues (i.e. drug/alcohol abuse, suicide, pregnancy etc.), health and wellness, respect for community and tolerance of others, and environmental issues and community beautification.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact a Youth Philanthropy Committee member: Katie Fulkerson (CHS), Sam Gould (SPHS), Olivia Humphreys (GHS), Mary Pearl Ivy (GHS), Jared James (NPHS), Cameron Mann (CHS), Rebecca Moore (GHS), Nate Secrest (GHS), Katherine Spencer (SPHS), Tari Straziscar (NPHS) or Emma Young (SPHS).

Persons may also contact any adult member: Jim Ensley, Brad Hayes and Jill McCammack or Dean Gambill at 653-4978 or dgambill@pcfound-ation.org.

The Community Foundation administers more than 225 funds and endowments for donors, supporting a variety of charitable purposes. To learn more about how to start a new fund, visit www.pcfoundation.org or contact the office at 653-4978.

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