Tag Archives: Philanthropy

Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Thanks to all for the positive feedback and support of these posts on social media. We are so proud of our students, faculty and all who contribute to the work of the Malawi Children’s Mission Partnership (MCM). This week offers a glimpse into the essence of the MCM and what it is Binghamton University student volunteers, faculty […]
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Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Featuring Eboniqua Smith, MSW ’18 Malawi Children’s Mission (MCM) Partnership May-June 2017 “Experiencing economic poverty does not equate to unhappiness.” Part 1:  Cautious anticipation and the bolstering effect of a journal As the time quickly approaches to travel 7,762  miles away from family and close friends, I am at a loss for words. When I […]
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Moments from Malawi: Reflections from student volunteers

Featuring Shannon Rudy, MSW ’18 Malawi Children’s Mission (MCM) Partnership May-June 2017 “They have taught me more than I ever feel I could begin to teach them about the human connection and what it means to be a good person in the face of adversity.  I cannot wait to learn more!” Part 1:  Elation, anxiety […]
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YOU ARE A PHILANTHROPIST

Dear CCPA Friends: Earlier this year, I shared my reflections about teaching philanthropy. Earlier this month, the students in my course Philanthropy and Civil Society completed their grantmaking. I wanted to share with you the blog post below, written by Brittany Berke, a student in the class, who reflected on what she learned over the […]
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How to Give Away $187,000 to Westchester County Nonprofits

This post is by Anita Borkenstein, a 1986 graduate of Binghamton University. Anita is one of the founders of Westchester Impact 100, a giving circle in which member members pursue their philanthropy by pooling resources. Earlier this semester she shared her experience as a philanthropist with students in Professor David Campbell’s course “Philanthropy and Civil […]
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Debating Effective Philanthropy

This spring, for the sixth straight year, Binghamton students will grapple with how to give money away. It’s a great problem to have, but as students tell me every year, it’s not as easy as it looks. In the undergraduate class, I teach, Philanthropy and Civil Society, students have $10,000 to donate to local organizations, […]
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