Philanthropy to me has been this distant act of giving that I've been the recipient of but never participated in. I am surrounded by a lot of philanthropists in my life and it has been interesting seeing where people chose to give money and where they chose to not give money. Going through a lot of PPP and community service work, I have had a lot of doubt in the impact a financial donation can have. I hope to get a better understanding of that and hopefully have this distant world become more transparent.
I think philanthropy means some form of giving of time, resources, money, skills, etc to help a larger community. I signed up for this course because it is something that I did not know much about and it seemed interesting from the course description. Also, it is a unique course that I don't believe is given at other schools. I hope to get a greater understanding of why people donate and how they choose where to donate.
To me, philanthropy means being generous with your time, money, and resources. I think philanthropists (for the most part) should be celebrated! There are tons of people who hold on to their time and money and solely use it for their own benefit, but philanthropists seek to use their privilege to better the world. I signed up for this class because I had to fulfill a PPP requirement, but I also worked in philanthropy this summer at the Women's Foundation of California, which provides grants of smaller women-focused and led organizations and also works to pass legislation to benefit women in the California State legislature. I was fascinated by the grant making process and so thought I would sign up to continue thinking about those ideas during the school year. For me, sometimes the stress of academics and homework can cloud my experience in other classes because I'm so stressed that I can't focus on the discussions in class. I'm excited for the opportunity to really be present and generous with my time and ideas in this class. The Lick community has done a lot for me, and taking time to recognize and reflect on that is a really good opportunity. I'm excited to hear from speakers and work on the Block Party together and watch all of our collaborative efforts culminate at the end of the semester.
To me, philanthropy means donating one's time or money to an organization to help their cause.
I signed up for this class to fulfill my Junior year PPP requirement.
I want to know what I can do to be a philanthropist. As of now, I do not have the funds to be a philanthropist who donates a lot of money so I'd like to learn other ways that I can contribute.
I think that I have always associated the term "philanthropy" with incredibly rich people looking for ways to donate their money. However, when I saw the term in reference to this course, I thought about Lick's abundance of resources and the opportunities to donate to organizations outside of the school community. I choose to be in this course because walking around the walls at Lick I am constantly faced with the crazy amount of wealth this school has and I wanted to both learn more about that, as well as help decide where a small fraction of that wealth goes. I hope to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a philanthropist and how that term doesn't just apply to a select group of people. Also, I would love to learn more about organizations in the Bay Area, because as of now I feel like my knowledge is quite limited in that aspect.
"Philanthropy" to me means to give back to the community. I signed up for this class because I thought it was a very unique course and I was interested to learn about philanthropy, grants, and donors and how people make their decisions of where to donate.
To me, philanthropy means giving money and/or time to causes and organizations that you care about. Philanthropy is also about reflecting on what you value most in your life and want to share with others. I signed up for this course because I was looking for a PPP course to fulfill my requirement and this one stood out out to me because it is a unique class and it looked interesting to me. I have had a somewhat shallow understanding of philanthropy throughout my life, but I was interested in learning more about it and participating in it. I am hoping to gain a better understanding of the history of philanthropy and how/where is exists around me today. I am also excited to hear from people who work in the field through the Speaker Series. After looking through the syllabus, I am looking forward to participating in the Ocean Avenue Block Party and learning more about the planning process and fundraising.
To me, philanthropy means giving some aspect of your life, whether it be money, time, or other resources, to a cause that you care about. I find philanthropists really inspiring, because it's always easier to not do something, but they make the choice to give the money or volunteer their time. I signed up for this course because I think that this class is really unique: it offers a true hands on experience of being a philanthropist. I am really looking forward to acting as the "board" and deciding which organizations and causes we want to support.
To me, philanthropy is using the money, skills, talents, and/or resources you have to help a cause or organization that you care about and advocate for. I signed up for the course because I have always had an interest and have experience in helping others that might not have the same resources or abilities as I do. I wanted to learn about other forms of philanthropy and how the different forms have different impacts on people and organizations. From the course, I hope to be able to build on my knowledge of and experience with philanthropy as well as hearing from the speaker's series that will be later in the course.
To me, I don’t really have a super clear or defined concept of philanthropy in my mind. Taking this class is an opportunity to learn more about philanthropy both in what
it is and how it comes to play in our world in a broader sense. I’m interested in what we can do on an individual level to impact broader change.
To me, philanthropy is about sacrificing some part of you, wether you give up time money or anything possible for betterment of a community or organization. I signed up for this class as out of curiosity for what this class would entail. I'm really excited to learn different ways to give back that, especially ways that I could incorporate in my life and my career even if my life doesn't have strictly to do with philanthropy.
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