PCCF seeking young philanthropists

Saturday, February 26, 2011

GREENCASTLE -- Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to learn about philanthropy and grantmaking? Do you want to serve? Are you a Putnam County high school or college student?

If so, you are invited to apply to be a member of the Putnam County Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Committee.

Applications are due April 1 and can be downloaded at 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. They meet monthly and consist 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 and alcohol abuse, suicide, pregnancy, etc.), health and wellness, respect for community and tolerance of others, and environmental issues and community beautification.

To learn more, contact Youth Philanthropy Committee members Jessica York, Kendra Latham, Cameron Mann, Megan Robinson, Tess Handy, Lauren Kenney, Cody Long, Olivia Humphreys, Jared James and Emma Young. Adult committee members are Brad Hayes and Jim Ensley.

More information can also be obtained by contacting Elaine Peck at 653-4978 or epeck@pcfoundation.org.

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