Seven central Virginia nonprofits are cashing $100,000 worth of donation checks from University of Virginia students. Those students finish the
university's first philanthropy course by handing out grants that will support
programs that fight poverty and empower kids in and around Charlottesville.
In a Batten school ballroom Tuesday, the class's 28 students handed out grants - ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to nonprofits they selected during the semester.
Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA), Habitat for Humanity, and the Helping Young People Evolve (HYPE) Boxing Club are just some of the beneficiaries of the coursework generosity.
UVA student Michael Bock said, "They're all doing incredible, incredible work. And it was very hard to decide how to spend our money within the community."
HYPE founder Wes Bellamy said, "It's really, really just going to be a big boost to the program and I'm so gracious to the class."
The money for the course came from an anonymous donor who hopes to inspire lifelong philanthropy in these students. The university hopes for donations to continue this
course next school year.
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