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Students help create a culture of philanthropy SGA, Student Class Council and SAA set strong example By k i m B e r ly v e n e ma ( ’ 11 , D B) tudents at Embry-Riddle are creating a culture of philanthropy for the university by getting into the act of giving before they become alumni. That’s good news to Bernadine Douglas, associate vice president of development. “Riddle students have always had a great history of campus service. But, recent student gifts reflect a trend that we are seeing across our great nation, as more and more young adults understand the importance that both volunteerism and philanthropy play in the university’s success,” she says. “When everyone in your organization serves as an ambassador to promote the mission and the importance of giving, you have the opportunity to build something special.” Student Government ASSociAtion The Student Government Association (SGA) at the Daytona Beach Campus is giving back to the university and its students in a big way with its recent contribution. Led by 2011-12 SGA President Justin Fletcher, the group allocated $750,000 in unspent student fees that had accumulated over the past six years to create a Daytona Beach SGA Endowed Scholarship Fund. “I’ve had a lot of friends leave because they couldn’t afford to go Senior clASS council The May 2012 Daytona Beach Senior Class Council (SCC) and its president, Courtney Buzan, also had the opportunity to practice philanthropy recently. The council was empowered last spring to decide where and how to invest an unexpended fund of $10,000, which was raised by the graduating classes of 22 p h i l a nth r o py r e p o rt g i v i n gto.E R A U.E d U Courtesy of Daytona Beach News-Journal, all rights retained and reserved. A number of student groups are doing just that, setting a powerful example for their fellow students—and for all who care about Embry-Riddle— through financial stewardship and awareness efforts. here, and they were really doing great things here at this university, not just for themselves, but for other people,” Fletcher says. “I see this [scholarship] as a little bit of fairness in the system.” Though he was the primary decision maker in the gift, Fletcher deflects any credit given to him, noting that all students funded the gift through the fees they paid (2006-07 to 2011-12). “This is the student body’s way of giving back to those who are giving to it,” he says. For Fletcher, helping students matters, not only for the individuals who benefit directly from the gifts but for the entire university. “The things that elevate the college experience from good to great … come from the philanthropic dollars given by people who donate to the university. It’s really important that people who have gone out and reaped the benefits of the university give back later when they have the opportunity,” he says.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Lift - 2012 Annual Report on Philanthropy

Lift - 2012 Annual Report on Philanthropy
Letter From the President
Letter From the Associate Vice President
Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Report
Throttling up
Lifetime and Legacy Donors
Toward an entrepreneurial university
Corporations and foundations
Student projects take off with Rockwell Collins
Daytona Beach alumni
Part of the Embry-Riddle fabric
Embry-Riddle’s first cadet gives back
Students help create a culture of philanthropy
Prescott alumni
Worldwide alumni
Military support
Board members, faculty and staff
Perpetuating dreams
Scholarship Donors
In Memoriam Donors
Endowed Funds

Lift - 2012 Annual Report on Philanthropy