Philanthropy Today Club

The stu­dent mem­bers of the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology’s Philanthropy Today Club pre­sent­ed grants from the Norman Raab Foundation in the amount of $5,000 and the Heenan Grant in the amount of $5,000.  The pur­pose of the grants is to pro­vide dona­tions to non-profit orga­ni­za­tions that make a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­ni­ty.  The Raab fam­i­ly and Mrs. Bernadette Heenan, along with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the five non-profit orga­ni­za­tions receiv­ing grants met with the stu­dents per­son­al­ly at a break­fast held at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology.

The Philanthropy Today Club is a stu­dent led giv­ing club pro­gram housed with­in select­ed schools through­out Bucks County, PA.  Middle Bucks Institute of Technology was one of five schools in Bucks County, PA select­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the pro­gram.  The pur­pose of the pro­gram is to teach stu­dents about phil­an­thropy while the stu­dents assist char­i­ta­ble caus­es through their efforts.  The Norman Raab Foundation, his­tor­i­cal­ly based in south­east­ern Pennsylvania, pro­vides grants to non-profit orga­ni­za­tions per­tain­ing to edu­ca­tion, health and research ser­vices, and human ser­vices.  The Heenan Grant pro­vid­ed grants per­tain­ing to spe­cial needs ser­vices. Prior to mak­ing a dona­tion, stu­dents are required to research the var­i­ous non-profit orga­ni­za­tions, vis­it each site select­ed to learn more about the charity’s cause, and col­lab­o­rate with their group mem­bers dur­ing the process.  This year, mem­bers of our Philanthropy Today Club hope to pro­vide dona­tions through the grant to:

Council of SEPA — Raab Foundation

A Woman’s Place —  Raab Foundation

Hopes and Dreams — Heenan Grant

AGS — Heenan Grant

Special Connections — Heenan Grant