ERIC Number: EJ1059447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Creating a Culture of Student Philanthropy to Address Financial Challenges in Universities
Pottick, Kathleen J.; Giordano, Stephanie; Chirico, Danielle E.
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n2 p207-221 2015
Concerns about the cost of higher education and student loan debt have resulted in increasing efforts by policymakers and university administrators to find alternative ways to support the financing of higher education for students. The authors present a case study of a student-led philanthropy campaign to generate funding for social work student scholarships. Three-year outcomes reveal that student and faculty participation rates reached 53% and 100%, respectively. An average student gift of $15.03 nearly tripled to $43.21 one year postgraduation. The campaign illustrates how grassroots fundraising can help unburden future social workers while improving sense of community among students, faculty, and alumni.
Descriptors: Universities, Fund Raising, Private Financial Support, Higher Education, Finance Reform, Case Studies, Social Work, Scholarships, Student Participation, Teacher Participation, Student Reaction, Alumni, Institutional Advancement, Program Implementation, Context Effect, Organizational Change, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Donors, Student Projects, Masters Programs, Graduate Students, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey