Young philanthropists making a difference
Forget the notion that a philanthropist is a gray-haired senior with megabucks to spare. A Louisville group made up of young professionals is turning that idea on its head.
The 40-member group called [give] 502 was able to create a $20,000 grant by pooling together their money. Each member gave $502 to create the grant, which was then awarded to the Cabbage Patch Settlement House, a local organization that serves at-risk children. C.F. Callihan, a founding leader of [give] 502, got the idea for the giving circle from Giving Sum, a similar group in Indianapolis, where he attended graduate school.
"This is just a new way to get people engaged in the community in a really easy, fun and innovative way," said Callihan, development director at the Louisville Ballet.
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