Foundation seeking youth leaders in philanthropy

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Do you want to make a difference in Putnam County? Are you a high school or college student interested in developing your leadership skills while learning about philanthropy?

If that describes you, then here is your chance. The Putnam County Community Foundationís Youth Philanthropy Committee is receiving applications now for 2017-18 academic year.

Applications can be downloaded online at or picked up at the Community Foundation office and are due March 24.

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 provides funding for youth-led projects in Putnam County through a competitive grant application process.

Interested persons may learn more about this opportunity by contacting a Youth Philanthropy Committee member at their school.

At Cloverdale High School, contact Hannah Long or Annika Whitlock. Greencastle High School representatives are Ben Gellman, Madison Trout, Braden Pershing, Rose White and Ben Wilkerson. North Putnam students can contact Kaelynn Abner, Lyndi Parent or Mary Timm. South Putnam is represented by Lois Cheatham, Whitney Boswell and Eric Hinkle.

You may also contact any adult member: Jill McCammack, Nancy Wells, Vivian Whitaker or Dean Gambill at 653-4978 or

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