This week in philanthropy – week 62

By March 16, 2018News

Phi Sigma Sigma wins in broomball tournament at Sigma Freeze event

Sigma Freeze is an athletic philanthropy event that includes a hockey and broomball tournament. All proceeds from the event go towards the Huntsman Institute for Cancer Research.

The event was kept going by Sigma Chi with the help of other Greek organisations for four years.

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2nd annual Mac and Cheese off Unites Food and Philanthropy

On February 18th, Presbyterian campus ministries at the University of Virginia hosted its second annual Mac and Cheese Off at Common House UVA.

The event connects UVA students with the greater Charlottesville community while raising money for Charlottesville’s homeless population.

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Larry and Beth Gies are ranked among America’s top 50 philanthropists

University alumni Larry and Beth Gies are ranked as the top 50 philanthropists by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. In the 2017 calendar year, the Gies both donated a total of $177.25 million.

$150 million of which was given to the Gies College of Business, formerly known as the College of Business.

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Teens participate in philanthropy program that benefits Eel River Valley

18 high school students meet twice a month with four to five adult leaders to discuss ways to make the local community a better place to live.

The group of teengers are making a difference for the second year by participating in an organisation known as Youth Engaged in Philanthropy.

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