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This annual report provides information about the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project at Northern Kentucky University for the academic year that included the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.
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Dr. Kaiser speaks to the audience.
The audience at the MSPP ceremony.
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Attendees socialize after the ceremony.
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Class posing with a presentation check.
Bonita Brown speaks at MSPP ceremony.
Pones dances at the ceremony.
Dr. Caporusso addresses the audience.
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Non-profit accepts award.
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FALL 2022:

GEO 415 / PAD 515: Cartography - Taught by Hongmei Wang

NEU 101: Neuroscience for Life - Taught by Adamn Funk

ENTP 202: Opportunity Recognition - Taught by Jeff Varrone

MKT 365: Professional Selling - Taught by José Saavedra Torres

ENG 101: College Writing - Taught by Jonathan S. Cullick

FRE 481 / SPI 481: Caribbean Literature - Taught by Iliana Rosales Figueroa

LDR 300: Foundations of Leadership - Taught by Megan Downing

EDS 365: Characteristics of Emotional & Behavioral Disorders - Taught by Missy Jones

JUS 301: Ethics in Criminal Justice - Taught by Danielle McDonald

MKT 370: Social & Digital Marketing - Taught by Anh Dang

UNV 101: Orientation to College and Beyond - Taught by Rusty Mardis

JPN 322: Japanese Drama - Taught by Junko Agnew

KIN 498: Research, Trends, Issues Exercise Science - Taught by Jennifer Lape Kaiser

LDR 160: Leadership Across the Word

MBLI 650: Public Engagement Practicum

Young Women Lead


SPRING 2023:

HNR 102: Servant Leadership and Civic Engagement - Taught by Megan Downing

NEU 101: Neuroscience for Life - Taught by Chris Curran

HNR 220: Learning from Dall-e: How Innovation is Shaping Our Relationship with Art - Taught by Nicholas Caporusso

MKT 365: Professional Selling - Taught by José Saavedra Torres

ENG 101: College Writing - Taught by Jonathan S. Cullick

MKT 370: Social and Digital Marketing - Taught by Anh Dang

EDU 316: Education in a Multicultural Society - Taught by Kimberly Clayton-Code

HIS 607: Exhibits in Museums and Historic Sites - Taught by Brian Hackett

SWK 311: Practice with Communities & Organizations - Taught by Reiko Ozaki and Sakina Grome

PAD 621: Resource Acquisition - Taught by Kara Shibiya

KIN 498: Research, Trends, Issues Excercise Science - Taught by Jennifer Lape Kaiser

OTD 660: Fieldwork 1B: Psychosocial Health and Wellness - Taught by Angela Boyd

HIS 494: Historical Voices - Taught by Rebecca Bailey

ENG 546: Grant Writing - Taught by Janel Bloch

NKU Graduate Student Philanthropy Project - Taught by Julie Olberding



By the Numbers



                                                Fall 2022         Spring 2023       Total

Agencies Funded:                19                            18                        37

Classes:                                     15                             15                        30

Students:                                 256                          215                      471

Award Money:                      $32,400                  $35,691              $68,091




Selected nonprofits and their investments:

$400 to Dragonfly Foundation

$2,000 to Build a School in Africa

$2,000 to Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky

$2,000 to Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center

$2,000 to Caracole

$2,000 to Breast Wishes Foundation

$1,000 to Chicks & Chucks

$1,000 to Beyond Guilt

$6,000 to Be Concerned

$2,000 to Esperanza Latino Center of NKY

$2,000 to Baranova27

$1,000 to HER Cincinnati

$1,000 to GLAD House

$2,000 to Aubrey Rose Foundation

$3,500 to Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky

$1,000 to Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center

$1,000 to Tattoo Removal Ink

$4,000 to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library at Boone County Public Library

$1,000 to Newport History Museum at the Southgate Street School

$5,191 to RefugeeConnect

$2,000 to Pink Link Project by Covington Partners

$2,000 to NKCES Regional School Program - Phoenix Program

$1,000 to Diocesan Catholic Children's Home

$1,000 to Family Nurturing Center

$1,000 to Summer Camp Reading

$1,000 to Wesley Chapel Mission Center

$2,000 to NorthKey Community Care

$2,000 to Go Pantry

$4,000 to Life Learning Center

$2,000 to Diocesan Catholic Children's Home Center for Children and Families

$1,000 to Great Smokey Mountains Heritage Center

$1,000 to West Virginia Mine Wars Museum

$2,000 to Samaritan Car Care Clinic

$1,000 to Neighborhood Allies

$1,000 Winton Place Youth Center

$2,000 for printing, production, and display of AI and original artwork inspired by Newport's Southgate Street School, East Row Historic District, and the Westside Citizens Coalition







Student feedback:

"I think it's important to note that the Mayerson Project truly helps encourage philanthropy and what it means to give back."

"It helped me feel more active in my community and increased my desire to help others."

"What satisfied me is the ability to work physically with the charities to learn more about them."

"I love this project and hope that I can be part of something similar in the future."

"This was an amazing experience to learn more about organizations I never would have found on my own. It was inspiring and I'm so glad I was able to participate."

"I have obtained a greater understanding of how and why non-profit organizations are vital to our world and how they should be supported."

"Through the Mayerson Project, I was able to involve my coursework with a community outside of campus."

"I am proud of the work my group and I were able to do and I feel like my effort and time was worth it."

"Honestly, I learned the importance in putting effort to make something you are proud of.  Our professor allowed us to decide what we wanted to do, how we were going to do it, and the timeline of our project.  We the students had complete control over that."





"Philanthropy is not just about giving back.  It teaches students to use critical thinking skills and inspires them to get involved in their community."

NKU dove headfirst into student philanthropy in 1999 and has offered classes every year since.  The program has become a model, replicated locally and around the nation.

On our own campus, we've opened the program to all colleges, all disciplines and the full range of NKU students, beginning with high school students taking courses for college credit and continuing through graduate school.

More information is available at Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project.