Philanthropy 101: ‘It develops leaders’

Publication Date: June 10, 2015

Authors: Kym Klass

Students in The Montgomery Academy’s ‘Philanthropy 101’ class on Thursday gave thousands of dollars to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout the region.

At the Upper School Building, the 11 rising seniors who took part in the three-week class – which provided them with an in-depth look at the organizations and its operations – each gave $1,200 to their selected nonprofits, a stipend made possible through the W. James Samford Jr. Foundation.

The class was the idea of trustees of the foundation created to honor the life of the late William J. Samford Jr., an attorney and businessman dedicated to helping others.

The course teaches students about nonprofit organizations by hosting representatives from local groups who give detailed presentations on the day-to-day workings of their organization and how their organization helps those in need.

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