Generosity Week Raises Awareness about Philanthropy at USF

Student Philanthropy Committee has grown at USF

By Mary McInerney, Office of Development Communications Posted Wed, 02/24/2016 - 12:33
Several hundred students, together with members of the faculty and staff, are celebrating Generosity Week at the University of San Francisco, an event that helps raise awareness about the impact of philanthropy on student experiences at USF.
The tradition has grown at USF, and it is in its third year now. The Student Philanthropy Committee, which helps organize Generosity Week, has also grown and includes 12 students. In addition to Generosity Week, the committee's role is to help raise a senior class gift and also kick off Wolf & Kettle Day, an event in December that focuses on how philanthropy supports USF's Ignatian roots.

Ultimately, Generosity Week is an opportunity to thank donors. A field of flags at Gleeson Plaza, as well as bows and gift tags on various buildings on campus draw attention to the number of gifts to the university. Students enjoy the fun by stopping by the gathering, which hosts food trucks, games and a petting zoo.

"I see and hear students talking about the bows and flags, and they're sharing with others what it means," says Mitchell Felton, of the Office of Development, who works with the Student Philanthropy Committee. "We've seen an increase in participation, and we're happy to see students enjoying Generosity Week and learning more about philanthropy."

Learn more about the Student Philanthropy Committee at USF