University at Albany Philanthropy Class Awards Funds to CEOPosted January 24, 2020
Undergraduate students in Professor Susan Appe’s Fall 2019 Private Philanthropy, Public Problems, and Power course have chosen the Commission on Economic Opportunity as the recipient of $3,000 from the Student Philanthropy Fund.
“CEO reaches so many in our local community and provides services that range from early childhood education, workforce development, and wellness programming,” said undergraduate student Makena Semevolos-Bullock who worked with classmates Nelly Martinez and Abby Waldow to research the organization. “CEO addresses many of the public problems that the class wanted to see philanthropy tackle: poverty, education, and malnutrition. We wanted our philanthropic dollars from the Student Philanthropy Fund to contribute to solving these challenges locally,” explained Makena.