October 1, 2023

UMW Philanthropy Class Awards Grants to Three Area Agencies

Students in the University of Mary Washington philanthropy class awarded a total of $10,000 in grants to three Fredericksburg-area nonprofit organizations: the Lloyd R. Moss Free Clinic, Rappahannock Legal Services and Stafford Junction.

Class representatives Ashley Cameron and Katherine Gibson announced the awards during a check presentation ceremony on Tuesday, December 6 at the university’s Jepson Alumni Executive Center. The ceremony was the culmination of the semester-long Economics of Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector course taught by Professor of Economics Robert Rycroft.

The grants are funded by philanthropist Doris Buffet’s Learning by Giving Foundation. Buffett, who attended the ceremony, commended the students for their hard work.

“I’m really proud of you,” said Buffett. “You learned a lot and I bet you had a good time doing it.”

This year, the class of 22 students reviewed 51 applications.

For comments from each of the recipients and for more information about the Learning by Giving Foundation, read the full press release.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.