Title: Philanthropy (Grades 10-12): Kentucky Country Day School, Louisville, KY
Duration: Semester Course
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Subject Correlation: Social Studies
Summary: Philanthropy, a one semester course that teaches students the value of philanthropy, directs them to establish a fund in an existing foundation and ultimately leads them to award grants using the skills and knowledge gained in class.
I. Course description
Judith Miller, A Kentucky Country Day parent, wanted KCD students to learn about effective philanthropy by experiencing the responsibility and challenges of making grants. With the support of a $10,000 grant from the Miller Family Foundation, KCD began a philanthropy class in November 2001. In an act of great foresight and discipline, the class decided that future classes should benefit from the Miller’s generosity. The class, naming itself The Artemis Fund, established an advised fund within the Community Foundation of Louisville. The class, serving as trustees, manages the fund under the bylaws it created in February 2002.
Original Officers elected on February 1, 2002.
Chairman: Chase Huneke
Vice Chairman: Bennett Glassman
Secretary: Sowmya Kodali
Treasurer: Julie Stevens
Development Officer: Mollie Ronald
Trustees: Duncan Ewing
Instructor: Chris Brice
Original Board of Advisors:
B. The purpose of the course is to serve the mission of The Artemis Fund.
Mission Statement:C. Goals
Serving as a trustee for The Artemis Fund enables students to learn the importance of philanthropy and develop the skills necessary to make it effective. Through the application of these skills, the trustees of The Artemis Fund support local organizations that encourage the development of youth and the growth of their fundamental values of love, family and respect. By serving this mission, they seek to strengthen the Greater Louisville Community.
i.For the Students
1.Values clarification.ii.For the Fund
2.Study the philanthropic values of other civilizations and the historical roots of Western philanthropy.
3.Appreciate the interconnections that exist in our lives: person to person; person to community; grantor to grantee.
4.Stress the importance of individual and organizational integrity.
5.Develop the skills for effective team work: communication (written and oral); listening; objectivity; tolerance.
1.Assure the Fund’s continuance
a.As a class and functioning public service entity.
b.As a financial entity through the development of a strong and lasting network of grantor/partners.
2.Build relationships with potential grantee/partners.
D. Although there is some “traditional” style learning, the course is experiential in nature: Students will learn about philanthropy by serving as trustees for a philanthropic organization.
II. Course Components
Daily: One notebook, with a pocket folder and lined paper; one pen. Laptop. Other materials upon request.
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