University of Findlay Seniors Honored for Philanthropy
The University of Findlay’s Graduating Class Philanthropy Honor Cord Program honored over 130 seniors. The students were awarded philanthropy cords, which can be worn during commencement, as a representation of their embrace of the University’s culture of philanthropy.
Over the 2021-22 academic year, 162 students donated toward the Graduating Class Gift Findlay Forward Scholarship, and a total of $3,283.54 was raised. Last year, 191 students earned their philanthropy cords and, with the help of generous donors who matched gifts, raised $7,895.
Brittany Beltz, assistant director of annual giving and stewardship manager, said, “Students that earn their philanthropy cord show to their future employers they have not only taken the time to learn the importance of philanthropy, but they have also given of their time and resources in practice of it – and we should celebrate their success!”
The national Philanthropy Honor Cord Program has honored and helped students since its launch in the 2015-16 academic year. One of the first nationally recognized programs of its kind, its objective is to engage and educate graduating seniors to help build the foundation of future volunteers and donors, as well as to encourage them to be actively involved in civic engagement in their communities.
Pictures of students receiving their philanthropy cords can be viewed in the University’s Flickr Album.