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Youth philanthropists to share success, further impact of giving Oct. 9 at the AANM

Media Advisory

September 25, 2013

Contact: Mae Yousif-Bashi, 313-842-1935,

Youth dedicated to giving back to their communities will be gathering in Dearborn, Mich. to share their knowledge in the hopes of furthering the success of their fellow philanthropists. The Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter is hosting Next Generation Philanthropy: A Case Study from Teen Grant Makers from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 9 at the Arab American National Museum (AANM).

During the event, guests will learn from a group of young philanthropists who are not just raising money for nonprofits, but striving to make a difference in their community. Youth from three organizations will present unique models of successful youth grantmaking, share their personal stories of philanthropy and answer questions from the audience. 

Winner of the 2012 AFP-Greater Detroit Chapter Sparky Anderson Youth in Philanthropy Award, the Center for Arab American Philanthropy’s (CAAP) Teen Grantmaking Initiative (TGI) will present several dynamic teens who have stories to share from raising funds to making nearly $10,000 in grants over the last 2 years. Youth from the Michigan Women’s Foundation’s Young Women for Change will share the innovative new model they developed to raise awareness of social entrepreneurship among youth, provide a platform for these visionary thinkers, and address issues in their community.  Members of the Youth Council of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation will share how they combine philanthropy and community service, and award $70,000 in grants each year to support local youth programs, services and projects.

The media is invited to attend this exciting event.