Saturday, October 24, 2015

Philanthropists looking for Palm Beach County students to create innovative solutions for community issues

This news appeared in The Lake Worth Herald's last edition dated 10/15. A group of philanthropists formed the Advisors for Philanthropic Impact and are seeking students with creative ideas to solve community issues. Here is an excerpt from the article:
     A new challenge that gives area students the opportunity to create innovative solutions to community issues and social problems in Palm Beach County is now taking applicants. Applications are being accepted from public, private and home-schooled students residing in Palm Beach County. 
     Philanthropy Tank will fund winning programs “pitched” by the student participants to a panel of four area philanthropists that include William Meyer, Julie Fisher Cummings and Danielle H. Moore of Palm Beach, and Eric Becker of Jupiter. Each philanthropist has committed $25,000 to fund ideas that directly achieve unique and creative solutions to community issues. A total of eight to 12 student finalists will have the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 for each idea, and will be mentored by the donating philanthropist for the year that follows the event.
Here is a link to the application form. The deadline for submissions is December 15th and the finalists will be announced on January 30, 2016.