Sixth-grade students examine concepts of philanthropy and community service. The seminar begins with a review of the history of philanthropy in America and identification of historical and cultural events that have impacted its evolution. Three ways of giving are explored: time, talent, and treasure. Students learn and debate the responsibilities of government, business, and individual citizens. After seeing inspiring work by others, students work in small groups to design service projects for their own communities.

Faculty: Mark Garcia - Language Arts 6

Dates Offered

October 26, 2018
November 30, 2018

Explore More

Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?

  • At home: Browse profiles of philanthropists and consider what you might do as a family.

  • Movie night: The Blind Side illustrates that by giving love and support we receive more back in return.

  • Documentary: The Rockefeller Foundation celebrates 100 years of American philanthropy in this eight-minute video A World Changed.

Why Study Philanthropy?

In a previous seminar students explored socio-economic differences. This seminar begins to move students from understanding to action, by providing a context for giving to communities in meaningful ways. This seminar reinforces the Loretto School Values of justice and community while building skills in leadership, cultural awareness, and communication.