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 day of service at foodbanks. 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 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. in the second floor classroom of Building 22 at The Ridges. Students and alumni are encouraged to stop by for a few minutes and 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 the School’s director of external relations and strategic partnerships, Amista Lipot, will be on hand 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. Pizza will be provided. Contact Amista Lipot with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The day of service at foodbanks will engage Voinovich School students and alumni across the state and beyond, with events organized in Athens/Logan, Westerville/Columbus, Akron and Washington, D.C. areas. The Athens/Logan area day of service will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Southeast Ohio Foodbank. For more information, to contact your local organizer with any questions, or to sign up, click here.