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Seventh Grade Fund - Youth Philanthropy Program

Name of Host Organization: 
Temple Isaiah
Host Setting: 
Program Type: 
Teen Foundation
Funding Areas: 
Program Description: 

We will invite a staff person from a local foundation to make a presentation on the principles of targeted philanthropic giving. In addition, we will invite local charitable service organizations to make presentations to the Board on two Sundays during the year. The presentations and discussions that follow will provide valuable education on the practice of philanthropy. We will educate the members of the Board on the imperative of Tzedakah as a Jewish obligationThe fund will act as a vehicle for channeling financial resources away from consumer spending and toward social action causes. It does not represent an additional expense, but instead a redirection of family resources that might otherwise go toward the purchase of gifts. A $300 suggested contribution from each family will be used to form the Seventh Grade Fund, whose mission will be to provide financial support for one or more local community service organizations at the discretion of the SGF's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will be comprised of the entire seventh grade class (whether or not they make a contribution to the SGF).

Program Contact
Sophie Grossman , Program Facilitator
Work Phone: 
(925) 283-8575
945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA 94549 US

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