Mostly, our Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project classes are funded by community donors who invest in our learn-by-giving model. The Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation of Cincinnati was our founding funder and continues to support our program. Other t funders include Citi/Florence, ArtsWave, the Straws Foundation, the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Neikirk Family and Skyward. In addition, former NKU President James Votruba and his co-authors donated all profits from their book, Becoming an Engaged Campus, to student philanthropy classes.
For some classes, our students do additional fundraising by writing letters to family and friends, using an online crowdsourcing site and hosting fundraising events. They’ve also participated in silent auctions, sold t-shirts, and otherwise looked for ways to raise more money to invest in nonprofits and their causes.