Meet Lexi Laginess: A Professional Philanthropist in the Making

By |2016-03-29T17:15:46+00:00March 29th, 2016|

Everything that Lexi Laginess does has to do with serving others—whether it be student government and national honors society at school or her work with Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Michigan or the Bedford Community Foundation. A senior at Bedford Senior High School in Temperance, Michigan, Laginess has been involved in the Bedford Community Foundation’s [...]

Brendan Adams: A Philanthropist Planning for His Future Impact

By |2016-02-26T14:16:18+00:00February 25th, 2016|

Brendan Adam’s great Uncle’s ranch struck oil overnight. That stroke of luck led him to found The Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation. Based in Texas, the foundation’s mission is to help residents of “Webb and Zapata counties to achieve successful lives and to improve the overall environment in those communities.” Adams, a freshman at Allen [...]

Meet Isabel Cluver Dawson: A Future Leader in Philanthropy

By |2016-01-26T20:32:25+00:00January 26th, 2016|

You have $10,000. Figure out what you’re going to do with it. Figure out how you’re going to run your program. Figure out how to be a philanthropist. You have one year. Those were the conditions Isabel Cluver Dawson, a senior at University High School and Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team member, faced as a [...]

Meet Liam Fox- a Youth Philanthropist Wise Beyond His 11 Years!

By |2016-04-29T19:15:17+00:00January 26th, 2016|

To Liam Fox, giving isn’t just a way to help others—it’s a way to better one’s self. As an Our Lady Malibu Catholic School sixth grader, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation Junior Board member, and Youth Philanthropy Connect Leadership Team member, Fox’s amount of experience in philanthropy is unparalleled among his age group. “Giving through [...]

Meet Jillian Wu: A Social Justice Enthusiast

By |2016-01-26T20:32:46+00:00December 19th, 2015|

Jill Wu was jokingly asked, “Does youth philanthropy take over your life sometimes?” To which she seriously answered, “Umm … just a little bit, yeah.” The Lick Wilmerding High School senior is not only a second-year member of YPC’s Leadership Team, but also serves on the Youth Commission in San Francisco and is a pioneering [...]

Meet Emma Tregellas: One of the Leadership Team’s Newest Members

By |2016-01-26T20:32:40+00:00December 19th, 2015|

Emma Tregellas did not know what to expect when she joined YPC’s Leadership Team in September. “But I’ve ended up loving it,” she said. Tregellas is a junior at St. Luke’s School and has been involved with the New Canaan Community Foundation’s Young Philanthropists Program for the past year. The structure of the Foundation’s youth [...]

Meet Luke Sturtz: A Seasoned Youth Philanthropist

By |2016-01-26T20:32:02+00:00November 20th, 2015|

“Do you want to be a part of HANDS?” “What’s that?” “It’s a philanthropic group.” “Well … What’s philanthropy?” Such was the conversation that Luke Sturtz, Leadership Team member and student at Churubusco High School in Northeast Indiana, had with the Dekko Foundation when he was in eighth grade. His knowledge of philanthropy has certainly [...]