Ovation Festival Event
3:30 p.m. - Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG)

Hear reflections from students about their service and grant-writing experiences, and witness the awarding of $20,000 in grants to local community partners.

Jacket Philanthropy Program Grant Award Ceremony

April 25, 2017

Jacket Philanthropy Program

3:30 p.m. - Reception
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Ceremony*

Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG)

Event is free. Entrance tickets required.


The David & Frances Brain Center for Community Engagement presents the Jacket Philanthropy Program (JPP) Awards Ceremony – a culminating celebration of a semester-long service-learning and philanthropy initiative.

The ceremony includes reflections from students on their service and grant-writing experiences, and the awarding of $20,000 in grants to local community partners.

The ceremony also marks JPP's $100,000 granting year. In this 8th year of the program, JPP will have awarded over $100,000 in grant funding to the Northeast Ohio community.

About the Jacket Philanthropy Program

The JPP is a student-led philanthropy initiative implemented through academic service-learning. Students in four participating courses provide direct service throughout the semester to local nonprofit organizations. In addition to their service experiences, students have the opportunity to award grant funds to selected organizations. The four courses offered during Spring 2017 include: Health and Social Justice (Public Health), Grant Writing (English), Urban Community Life (Sociology) and Child Maltreatment (Psychology).

JPP focuses on three areas of need: children and youth programs; neighborhood development and revitalization; and hunger, homelessness and health issues. Students are responsible for developing a Request for Funding Proposal, preparing the grant proposal, and engaging in a group decision-making process to award the funds. Each class receives $5,000 to distribute through selected grants.

Jacket Philanthropy Funders

The Jacket Philanthropy Program would like to thank the following generous funders:

Zilber Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation
Harry K. and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation
David & Frances Brain Center for Community Engagement

Questions? Contact Christy Walkuski, director, Brain Center for Community Engagement at cwalkusk@bw.edu or 440-826-2301.

*We ask that attendees stay for the duration of the event in order to not interrupt student presentations.

This event is part of the 2017 Ovation Festival, Baldwin Wallace University's annual celebration of student achievement.

Ovation Festival