Two events offer Voinovich School students and alumni opportunity to celebrate National Philanthropy Day

To celebrate National Philanthropy Day on November 15, the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is partnering with the Voinovich School Future Leaders and the Voinovich School Alumni Society to host two events – a ‘Thank-a-Thon’ and a ‘Habitat Build.’ The former will give students an opportunity to thank those who have practiced philanthropy while that latter will give students a chance to practice it themselves.

The Voinovich School ‘Thank-a-Thon’ will take place on November 15 at The Ridges, Building 21, Room 216 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students and alumni are encouraged to stop by for a few minutes and hand write thank you notes to those who have donated their expertise, time and/or financial resources to the School. All materials will be supplied, including sample letters, and Amista Lipot, the School’s director of external relations and strategic partnerships, will be on hand for the entire three hours to answer questions or assist. Those who cannot stay long, but still want to participate, will have the option to take materials with them and write their notes at home. Lunch will be provided. Contact Amista Lipot with any questions at

On November 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Voinovich School volunteers will join Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio as they work on a ‘blitz build’ in Meigs County to construct safe and affordable homes at a fast pace. A carpool will be available. Volunteers are asked to wear clothes that can get dirty or damaged, and to wear hard sole, close-toed shoes. Snacks will be provided.

Those who intend to participate are asked to RSVP with Sarah Nykl at or 740.818.4030,  including t-shirt size and indicating if participation in the carpool is desired. Click here to learn more about volunteering with Habitat.


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